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Church Hill State Heritage Walking Tour

Guided Walking Tour of Church Hill Heritage Area - Your guide Roland Chatterton, a local historian, will take you for a leisurely stroll around the area. Church Hill was one of the first State Heritage Areas, recognised for it's buildings, streetscapes and houses in as almost pristine setting.

The tour begins in Orleana Square, near St Georges Anglican church. Roly will take you to the many buildings and sites. The walk is approximately 2.5km and some of the highlights will be;
Orleana Square – the central square, named after the sailing ship ‘Orleana’, which dropped anchor in Holdfast Bay in January 1839. On board were the principal pioneer Gawler landowners John Reid, Henry Dundas Murray and Stephen King.
21 Cowan Street has been the Rectory for the Anglican Church for over 100 years with its historic horse hitching post on the footpath.
St George’s Hall on Orleana Square was built in 1866 and used for many years as part of the St George’s School. Trinity College, now a major local school, commenced its operations in 1984 with just 27 students in the St George’s Hall.
Queen Street – see more historic buildings including the traditional villa residence at 15 Queen Street built c1864 by Reverend John Jones the first Methodist minister in Gawler

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Orleana Square, Gawler, South Australia

We will meet in the park opposite St Georges Church


Gawler Church Hill Heritage Area tour will commence at 10.30AM and will likely take 1 to 2 hours

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