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Lobethal Bushland Park Fire Recovery

Story and photographs by Billy-Jo Brewer (President, Friends of Lobethal Bushland Park)

Sixteen months on from the Cudlee Creek bushfire, and Lobethal Bushland Park is recovering wonderfully. A visit to the park will show you ‘Ecological Succession’ in action. The previously scorched earth is hardly visible in most areas beneath an abundance of vegetation which has germinated and resprouted on cue.

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Mill Road Pocket Forest

Many Hands Make Light Work

The Mill Road Pocket Forest is a Lobethal Community Association bushfire recovery project. Stage 1 was planted last year and the planting of Stage 2 is about to commence over autumn and into winter this year. 

Currently on show at the Mill Road Pocket Forest are pops of purple from Mexican Sage, red Kangaroo Paw and the autumnal leaves of deciduous trees. As the garden grows and the seasons change so will the display.

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Top of the Torrens Theatre Group: Love! Love! Love!

Sometimes Love Needs Time to Grow

This has been very true for the show ‘LOVE! LOVE? LOVE…’ that Top of the Torrens Theatre Group started developing at the beginning of 2020.

COVID delayed the show twice, but now, finally, we are ready to dish this beauty up in 2021. Some of our original cast had to withdraw from the show, but others came along and filled the gap with their own special talents. 

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Mill Stories

Fabrik Arts + Heritage is hosting a Historian in Residence every Tuesday throughout April. Pauline Cockrill, a historian and museum curator from the History Trust of South Australia, is hoping to speak with former workers from the Onkaparinga Woollen Mill, as part of preparations to develop a heritage interpretation at Fabrik Arts + Heritage in Lobethal. Pauline is researching the history of the Woollen Mill, which operated for over 120 years.

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