See & Do: Heritage
The heritage and history of the Barossa isn’t sitting on a dusty bookshelf or locked away in a dark cupboard. It’s a living, dynamic fibre, woven through the everyday life of our region, with roots stretching back, unbroken into nineteenth century Europe.
The founding story of the Barossa is rightly the stuff of legend: how an uncompromisingly devout Lutheran Pastor named Kavel befriended George Fife Angas, an entrepreneurial Scottish industrialist who had recently come into possession of vast tracts of land in the newly founded South Australia. Together they paved the way for the migration of the founding families of the Barossa.
These founding Barossans were lit by the light of God who, they believed, had delivered them to a promised land of plenty. Their industriousness, devotion and unfailing belief in community found expression in their new home and delivered into the 21st century a region unlike any other in Australia. You can see it in the celebrations and festivals that infuse our calendar and bring the whole region together, in our generous, abundant food culture and in our rich, diverse arts community.
To dive deeper into our cultural heritage, feel free to browse through our collection of Heritage Articles below.
The following articles were written by the Barossa, Light and Gawler Regional Heritage Network and this collection will be continuously updated.
Cheer Up Hut Commemorated at Mt Pleasant
Creating a Town - the Foundations of Nuriootpa
1891 Vintage Forecast
Lyndoch - Barossa's First Settlement
The Barossa Goldfields