The Art of Stone

The Art of Stone

- a book about the historic township of Clarendon in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia

The Art of Stone cover

The historic buildings and structures of the town are brought to life through this beautifully illustrated book and will appeal to those interested in both art and local history.

Learn how the early pioneers lived, survived and worked in the community under the harsh conditions of yesteryear.

This book will appeal to both young and old, giving future generations an understanding and appreciation of the early pioneers of Clarendon.

For those planning to visit or relive its past, the book has a location map of featured buildings and structures.

Clarendon History Month – May 2012

Visit Clarendon during history month May 2012

What better way to spend a Sunday in May than exploring our historic town. Begin your day with a visit to our famous bakery or if you prefer a sit down meal, head to The Royal Oak Hotel or Clarendon Old Winery. If you prefer to do your own cooking or a picnic lunch, head to River Bend Park (south of the bridge, turn right). Here you will find a beautiful setting by the Onkaparinga River with bbq facilities, tables and toilets. A small  playground sits above the oval to keep the young entertained.

After lunch visit our Historic Hall and see items belonging to our early pioneers.

Watch footage from 1946 “100 year celebrations”. View our display dedicated to the boys from Clarendon Primary School who served for their country. See the large uncut red gum girder from the first timber bridge spanning over 9 metres in length.

Visit the adjacent former Police Station and Courthouse full of antiques, all for sale. Finish your day with a walk down the main street to view many original buildings and soak in the history of the area.

If you can’t make it during May, the Historic Hall is open on the last  Sunday of every month between 1-4pm.

Historic Hall Opening

CLARENDON  HISTORIC  HALL  MUSEUM  OFFICIAL OPENING

Saturday 18 June 12.00PM – 3.00PM

Clarendon Historic Hall

The Historic Hall Committee invite you to join us and celebrate with

PETER GOERS (ABC Radio Presenter)

THE VICTORIANA SOCIETY OF SA (appearing in period costume)

SOUTHERN SINGERS (performing Australian songs)

CLARENDON CFS (historic display & barbeque)

CLARENDON PRIMARY SCHOOL (selling garden produce and cooking)

  • Apple packing demonstration
  • See the items on display in the museum
  • Watch footage from the 1946 back to Clarendon 100 year celebrations

plus more

A raffle will be drawn on the day with over 10 prizes to be won, donated by local businesses and organizations. All proceeds to local community groups. Tickets only $1 and are available from the Clarendon General Store and the Clarendon Primary School.

LINKING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER

Grants Gully Road (Main Street) Clarendon, opposite the War Memorial

Clarendon South Australia

Clarendon SA is a small town in the southern Adelaide Hills. It was established in the mid 1800s as primarily an agricultural township. Grape vines, apple orchards and other crops were grown. Like a lot of towns in the areas around Adelaide, the buildings were constructed from stone and many remain to this day.

How to Order

$29.95 + $9 postage and handling gets you this beautifully presented book delivered to you.

Send a money order or cheque to:

Tracey Wickstein

P O Box 48

Clarendon

South Australia    5157

Don’t forget to include your name and address

The book can also be picked up from the Clarendon General Store and Post Office, The Old Clarendon Inn, many newsagents, good bookstores, the McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre and the Clarendon Historic Hall.

Publicity

Tracey featured in a Southern Times article in December 2010. It featured her long journey to get The Art of Stone published. She is photographed in front of one of the local Clarendon buildings that she has drawn in her book.

Southern Times newspaper article - December 2010