LOBETHAL HERITAGE ASSOCIATIONThe Adelaide Hills Council have received a copy of the Significance Assessment from the Lobethal Heritage Association. The 26 page document by Dr Pauline Payne confirms the significance of the contents of Building 19 at the Old Onkaparinga Woollen Mill in Lobethal. The document of over 50 pages contains the inventory of the collection and recommendations by Dr Payne.

We are grateful to the National Library of Australia for the grant we received last year to undertake this work. Volunteers have already begun removing metal from the samples of woven cloth and listing them. This is a massive job. We are also hoping for a grant to replace the old folders and sleeves with acid free storage. A lot of the work is labour intensive but getting to it still remains a huge problem.

The next issue of ‘Weft and Warp’ is now available at the Heart of the Hills Market. We did not have a suitable winner for our recent Logo competition. There were several good entries and those entries may be resubmitted. The logo competition will run until the end of August 2007. The prize money will be $50 and entries should be submitted on an A4 page with the name, address and phone number of the artist on the back.

Please send entries to ‘Logo for the Mill’ c/- Val Michael, 22 Frick Street, Lobethal 5241.

It would be nice if a local person, school or group created this piece of history. Our next meeting will be held on July 4th at 7 pm in the rear of the Centennial Hall. We welcome anyone interested in the Old Mill.

Please contact Brian Brock on 8389 6725, after hours, or Ann Parker-Brunn on 8389 6418 for further information.