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We have had a very busy month.  The recent rains have been very welcome, which will make our April Enjoyment Day busy too, but it will also mean we won’t need to water the plantings that we have been faithfully watering over the summer. We are very pleased with the survival rate.

The next Enjoyment Day at Glenthorne Farm is this coming Sunday. What Fabulous Autumn weather we have been having, and it will be beautiful at Glenthorne this month.

Why don't you bring your kids and Grandkids, and enjoy this beautiful place. If not this month, then plan for May, when there will be a few opportunities. Read more below.


Glenthorne Open Day - Commemorating the Centenary of World War 1

 Date: 3 May – 100 years and eight days after the Gallipoli landing.

Time: There are two sessions: 10.00am and 12.30pm. Numbers are limited and bookings are essential. See to book (click on bookings and 3 May on the calendar).

The Open day is being held in conjunction with History SA’s About Time History Festival.  See:

Did you know that Glenthorne was owned by the Australian Army for the twenty five years spanning the two world wars?

During this period Glenthorne was the No. 9 Remount Depot and the men stationed at Glenthorne broke, rode and trained horses for the cavalry, the Light Horse brigade and for transporting military supplies including artillery

Approximately 17,000 horses were shipped overseas from South Australia and the majority came from the No. 9 Remount Depot.

Historic photographs, newspaper articles will be on display; join a walking tour of Glenthorne’s historic sites and listen to an illustrated talk about the No. 9 Remount Depot.

Community Vision Day

The Friends of Glenthorne are holding a Community Vision Day event, seeking ideas for the development of future enterprises, conservation and community activities for the property.

We invite you and would be honoured by your attendance at this community event and provide the following details.

Discussion and ideas will be gathered by table facilitators for the following topics

  1. Environmental Opportunities
  2. Economic Opportunities
  3. History and Education
  4. Recreational Opportunities
  5. “Out there” Opportunities
  6. Governance

When:     SUNDAY, 24 May 2015
Time:     2.00pm start – 5pm

Where:    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Hall, 20 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove (turn at the new Marion Civic Centre Library).

RSVP:     WEDNESDAY, 20 MAY 2015

To Alan Burns Mob: 0411 595 910

Hon. Robert Hill and Assoc. Prof. David Paton will speak prior to discussions. We look forward to seeing you on the day.


Contouring our Native Grass Compound

Stephen Brooke has been working on easy ways to hold the rain to water our native grasses. A few ideas have been discussed, and will be trialed on our Enjoyment Days. 


Field River Walk

I have been trying to arrange a date with DPTI for a walk along the Field River, since the end of the Expressway Duplication project. The exclusion fences are now mostly down. It will be good to see all the work DPTI have done to divert the Field River, and revegetate  along the side.  Finding a date has not proved easy, and the most probable date will now be June.  I will keep you posted on this.


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