Design Narratives

Barossa Sculpture Park

Mengler’s Hill Rd. Tanunda

Barossa Sculpture Park

During an international sculpture symposium in 1988, nine sculptors left their mark in marble and granite on the hillside above Tanunda. The Barossa Sculpture Park is located just below Mengler’s Hill Lookout which offers breathtaking views of the valley floor.

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Coulthard House

Murray St Nuriootpa

Coulthard House

Prominent Nuriootpa landmark, Coulthard House, was built by William Coulthard in 1854, but he died tragically before it was completed. William’s grandson later became the town’s philanthropist and was active in establishing several community organisations.

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Goat Square

Corner Maria St & John St, Tanunda

Goat Square

On the corner of Maria St and John St, this distinctive village square in the heart of Tanunda, comes alive during the Barossa Vintage Festival, when hundreds of people gather for the Ziegenmarkt. Goat Square was initially laid out as a meeting and bartering place by Charles Flaxman in 1842.

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Henry Manning Prefabricated Building

Gerald Roberts Rd. Seppeltsfield

Henry Manning Prefabricated Building

Tucked away in a peaceful paddock on Gerald Roberts Rd at Seppeltsfield, is a rare example of a kit-home designed by the “inventor” of pre-fabricated homes, London builder Henry Manning.

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Seppeltsfield's Secrets

Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield

Seppeltsfield's Secrets

The historic village of Seppeltsfield is one of the oldest and most recognisable townships in the Barossa Valley. Among its myriad of historic buildings are several gems showcasing rare designs, dating back to the 1880s.

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Whispering Wall

Yetti Rd, Williamstown

Whispering Wall

Located on Yettie Rd in Williamstown, it was once Australia’s highest dam and its bold design attracted the attention of engineers around the world. Today it is better known as Whispering Wall due to its remarkable ability to carry soundwaves from one end to the other, much to the delight of visitors of all ages.

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Barossa Visitor Information Centre & Bike Hub

Tanunda

Barossa Visitor Information Centre & Bike Hub

The vision of local architect Jamie Gladigau has led to the creation of a “village square” in the centre of Tanunda.

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Bethany Village

Bethany

Bethany Village

The small village of Bethany was settled in 1842 by Prussian immigrants who established a hufendorf, or traditional German village, consisting of dozens of farmlets running perpendicular to the road. It was the first settlement in the Barossa Valley and has distinct German characteristics, many of which are still visible today.

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Cemeteries & Graves

Light Pass, Bethany

Cemeteries & Graves

Barossa cemeteries are treasure troves of information and provide an insight into the lives of the region’s earliest settlers, including their spiritual, cultural and social practices.
Individual graves tell us something about the deceased’s language, health, occupation and status within their community.

Tortola House

Corner of Tod Street & Dundas Street, Gawler

Tortola House

Tortola House in Dundas Street Gawler has a feel of bygone romance. With the sun setting on the cream and rose coloured brickwork, Juliet could be looking out from the arcaded balcony, waiting for her Romeo.

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Gawler Clock Tower

Murray Street, Gawler

Gawler Clock Tower

A public clock in the centre of a town adds beauty and practicality to the area.

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Stained Glass Designs

Gawler’s Historic Buildings

Stained Glass Designs

Stained glass has a thousand year history and has been applied almost exclusively to the windows of churches and other significant buildings throughout the world. Stained glass making requires artistic skill and flair to conceive a design and engineering skill to assemble the design.

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Street Art Murals

175 Year Anniversary Celebrations

Street Art Murals

Street art is a unique expression of art presented on approved outdoor locations. Its medium includes stencils, paste-ups, mosaics and murals and does not include graffiti or tagging. Legal street art contributes to a vibrant urban environment.

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Fielke Cricket Bats

Summer Time. Cricket Time

Fielke Cricket Bats

Cricket bats have been produced in South Australia for almost 120 years. Since 1995 they were handcrafted in Gawler by Robert Fielke, who was the last remaining cricket bat maker in the state. He was an artisan working with wood and a traditional design to create a bat for an artisan to score runs.

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