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Find copies of our history walks and tour brochures below:
Blackwood Heritage Walk
The walk explores Blackwood from Coromandel Railway Station, along beautiful residential tree-lined streets with diverse architectural styles as well as through the business district where evidence of the early village businesses can still be found.
Brownhill Creek Heritage Trail
This brochure has been prepared to allow the community to enjoy a pleasant walk through and along the Brownhill Creek valley from Mitcham Reserve through Brownhill Creek Recreation Park to the former market gardens at the end of Brownhill Creek Road.
When: 10.30am on the first Wednesday of each month
Where: Mitcham General Cemetery. Meet the tour guide at the rotunda in the centre of the cemetery 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
Length of tour: Approximately 1 hr 30 mins duration.
Tour Suitability: The tour involves walking over some uneven terrain and along narrow pathways. The tour is not accessible by wheelchair.
Dress: Please dress for the weather conditions and wear sturdy closed toe shoes.
Cost: FREE but bookings are essential
Colonel Light Gardens
This brochure has been prepared to allow the community to enjoy a pleasant walk and to discover the special planning features which make Colonel Light Gardens so historically important.
The Mitcham Village Walk Brochure has been prepared to help visitors to enjoy pleasant walks whilst discovering the special features of the Mitcham Village Historic (Conservation) Zone and surrounding areas. As well as the main walk, two others have also been included around St Michael's and Upper Mitcham and the three Mitcham cemeteries on Blythewood Road.
The St Marys Walk Brochure will enable visitors to discover the historical and social urbanisation of a significant but little-known suburb, once a village and rural paddocks, of Adelaide. A 1949 aerial photograph of St Marys is provided to appreciate the rapid change from rustic country to suburbanisation and industrialisation.
The Abbottshall Precinct Walk Brochure is a short walk around Mitcham, just west of Belair Road, between Lower Mitcham and Hawthorn. The walk begins in beautiful 'Nellie's Garden' adjoining Mitcham Railway Station through quiet residential streets, past the tranquil Brownhill Creek and a variety of parks and reserves.