Wallaroo events

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Tuesday 14th May

Dressing the Graves - Wallaroo Cemetery

Time:            1.30pm

Venue:         Wallaroo Cemetery, 11040 Spencer Highway, Wallaroo

Entry Fee:    FREE

Description:  Moving ceremony held to honour ancestors buried in the Wallaroo Cemetery. This year will have a WW1 theme. Local school choirs sing and place flowers and the KWM Band plays in support. 

 

Wednesday 15th May

Cornish Connections Quilts and More

Time:            10am - 4pm (15th & Saturday 18th May)

Venue:          Wallaroo Mines Institute, 21 Stirling Tce Kadina

Entry Fee:     $5 pp includes Devonshire Tea

Description:  A display of Cornish Quilts, local quilts, bags, Heritage Hall Refurbish

 

Thursday 16th May

Cornish History Seminar - "Cornish Australians who changed our world"

Time:              8.30am for 9am start

Venue:           Wallaroo Town Hall, Irwin Street, Wallaroo

Entry Fee:       $65 pp

Ticketing:        Contact Jan Lokan - jj.lokan@bigpond.com

Description:    Program of illustrated talks relating to the theme for 2019 - Cornish Australians who changed our world. Includes morning/afternoon teas, lunch, bound book of papers.

 

“From the Congo to Cornwall and The Copper Coast - A Geologist's Journey From Fact to Fiction"

Time:                11.00am - 12noon

Venue:             Wallaroo Heritage & Nautical Museum, Jetty Road Wallaroo

Entry Fee:        $6 Adults | $3 Children 

Description:     International Author (UK) & Former Geologist, Ken McKechnie is presenting a series of illustrated talks in Adelaide & the Copper Coast during the South Australian History Festival Apr-May 2019. Ken will be speaking about Cornish migration in the 1800's, his geological expeditions and copper mining. He has written a successful period novel "The Boy in The Dark" and will be releasing the sequel "Cousin Jack" in South Australia in April 2019.  A tale of adventure, "Cousin Jack" brings to life the motivations, struggles and personal stories of the prospectors, miners, engineers and speculators that formed the basis of the global expansion of gold and metal mining in the late 19th century. These enthralling & historically factual novels are set in Cornwall, Wallaroo & Moonta during the 1800's copper mining boom.  Tea & Coffee supplied.

    

Wallaroo Historical Walk & Ghost Tour

Time:                2pm - 4pm (Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th May)

Venue:              Wallaroo Heritage & Nautical Museum, Jetty Road Wallaroo

Entry Fee:         $6 Adults | $3 Children

Description:      Assorted ghosts, howls & screams! Discover Wallaroo's haunted past, ghost stories, historic buildings and sites on a guided 2 hour walking tour.

 

KWM Brass Band Concert

Time:                7.30pm

Venue:              Wallaroo Town Hall, 1 Irwin Street Wallaroo

Entry Fee:         $10 pp includes tea, coffee, biscuits (tickets avail at the door)

Description:      Enjoy a brass band and contemporary music concert.

 

Friday 17th May

Meet the Cornish

Time:                  6.30pm

Venue:                Wallaroo Town Hall, 1 Irwin Street Wallaroo

Entry Fee:           $35 pp (bookings essential via www.kernewek.org)

Description:        A traditional Methodist chapel tea with toasts, Cornish Grace, dialect recitations, music and speeches. Presented by the Cornish Association of SA.

 

Nos Lowen

Time:                   5.30pm - 7.30pm (2 Course Meal + Show $70pp)

                            8.00pm - late ($30pp Show Only)

Venue:                The Boatshed, Jetty Road Wallaroo

                            *Bookings Essential ph: 08 8823 4006

Description:         "Anchors-a-weigh" for a full filled night. Live Celtic music with sounds from Cornwall, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Australia.  Featuring Tidal Moon (Qld & Vic), Vagaband (Adelaide), Greon Dove (Vic) & Elaine McLaughlin (Cornwall now based in Adelaide). Enjoy mulled wine and a traditional Cornish supper.

 

The Smelters Heritage Accommodation - Open Days

Time:                     10am - 4pm (Friday 17th - Sunday 19th May)

Venue:                  The Smelters Heritage Accommodation 1A Heritage Dr Wallaroo

Entry Fee:             Gold Coin donation

Description:          State Heritage listed (c1861) The Smelters Accommodation is an original building directly associated with the Copper Triangle Copper Mining. The home was the Manager's building and Pay Office for the miners - hence Office Beach. Sir Walter Watson Hughes and Sir Thomas Elder have a personal connection to the home. International Welsh performer Siobhan Owen will be singing and playing harp on Saturday 18th May & Sunday 19th May at various times throughout the day. You won't want to miss this! http://siobhanowen.com. Here is Siobhan singing the Cornish song “Naw Map Harth” (Nine Brave Boys)

 

 

 

Saturday 18th May

Mildred's Kitchen

Time:                      9am - 4pm

Venue:                    Wallaroo Uniting Church Hall, 4B Emu Street Wallaroo

Entry Fee:               $25 pp individual session | $90 full day pp

Ticketing:                Bookings essential - call Necia on 0409 286 884

Description:            Cooking demonstration using recipes that are at least 50 years old and some go back 100 years! There is a strong Cornish flavour in the food including the traditional Saffron Cake, Star Gazy Pie, scones, banburies, ginger buns and coffee rolls. The afternoon session is a "hands on" experience for all participants who will make their own pasty using a traditional recipe and old fashioned implements. Tea & coffee is available all day.

 

Kernewek Lowender Shield "Wallaroo vs Moonta" Heritage Football & Netball

Time:                        From 9.30am

Venue:                     Wallaroo Football Club - Cornish Terrace Wallaroo

Entry Fee:                $8 pp (available at the gate)

Description:             Local rival football and netball clubs from the Cornish Towns of Wallaroo and Moonta face off in football and netball contests.

 

“From the Congo to Cornwall and The Copper Coast - A Geologist's Journey From Fact to Fiction"

Time:                11.00am - 12noon

Venue:             The Smelters Heritage Accommodation 1A Heritage Drive Wallaroo

Entry Fee:        Gold Coin Entry

Description:     International Author (UK) & Former Geologist, Ken McKechnie is presenting a series of illustrated talks in Adelaide & the Copper Coast during the South Australian History Festival Apr-May 2019. Ken will be speaking about Cornish migration in the 1800's, his geological expeditions and copper mining. He has written a successful period novel "The Boy in The Dark" and will be releasing the sequel "Cousin Jack" in South Australia in April 2019.  A tale of adventure, "Cousin Jack" brings to life the motivations, struggles and personal stories of the prospectors, miners, engineers and speculators that formed the basis of the global expansion of gold and metal mining in the late 19th century. These enthralling & historically factual novels are set in Cornwall, Wallaroo & Moonta during the 1800's copper mining boom.  

 

APEX Wallaroo Street Party

Time:                          1pm - 6pm

Venue:                        Owen Terrace Wallaroo

Entry Fee:                   FREE

Description:                Street parties have been a feature of Celtic village life for many years. Enjoy lively entertainment in a relaxed "beer garden" atmosphere with local traders offering a variation of food. Wallaroo is famous for clean fresh seafood and this will be featured along with traditional Cornish Swanky Style Beer, other craft beers and local wines.

 

Gathering of the Bards

Time:                             2.30pm

Venue:                           Davies Square Wallaroo

Entry Fee:                      FREE

Description:                   This noble and moving ceremony is conducted in the ancient Cornish language. Clad in traditional blue robes, the Bards proceed in procession to the Gathering Circle. Harp music, a choir, banners, flags and dancing all make for a special occasion.

 

Celtic Shindig

Time:                              6pm

Venue:                            Prince Edward Hotel, 32 Hughes Street Wallaroo

Entry Fee:                       $59pp Cornish Fare Dinner

                                        (bookings essential ph 08 8823 2579)

Description:                    Enjoy a Cornish meal followed by a musical performance featuring Celtic musicians from interstate and Adelaide. A fun night guaranteed!

 

The Cadillacs Rockin' The Kernewek

Time:                               6.30pm - 11.30pm

Venue:                            Wallaroo Town Hall, Irwin Street Wallaroo

Entry Fee:                       $15 pp (bookings essential ph Lynlee on 0488 522 111)

Description:                    Join one of Adelaide's favourite rock and roll bands "The Cadillacs" for a night of rock and roll dancing fun. Black & White theme outfits.

 

Sunday 19th May

Aussie Breakfast

Time:                               7.30am - 12.00noon

Venue:                             Wallaroo Sailing Club, Heritage Drive Wallaroo

Entry Fee:                        $10 pp small breakfast | $12pp large breakfast

Description:                     Enjoy breakfast after watching "Blessing of the Waters".

 

Blessing the Waters

Time:                                8am

Venue:                             Lawns by Cafe Mia Wallaroo

Entry Fee:                        FREE

Description:                     This is an event which remembers the hardships of previous generations, many of whom sailed from faraway lands to Wallaroo, Kadina and Moonta in the hope of striking copper.

 

RAA/Rosewarnes Classic Cavalcade of Cars and Motorcycles

Time:                                 10am

Venue:                               Departs Viterra Marshalling Yard Wallaroo

Entry Fee:                          Cars $45 (Car & Motorcycle registrations download entry form

                                           from www.kernewek.org

Description:                       A favourite event of the Kernewek Lowender that attracts over 500 entries from motoring enthusiasts from around Australia. The participants drive through Wallaroo, Moonta, Moonta Bay, Port Huhes and Kadina ending at the Kadina Football Club Oval.

 

Celtic Culture and a Cuppa

Time:                                   2pm - 4pm

Venue:                                 St Mary's Anglican Church, Hughes Street Wallaroo

Entry Fee:                            $15pp includes a Celtic afternoon tea

Ticketing:                             Books via the Anglican Church Cafe, Taylor St Kadina or

                                             the Wallaroo Heritage & Nautical Museum

Description:                         Relax and enjoy Celtic music performed by "Coro Quattro" in the historic St Mary's Anglican Church.

 

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