Scaly buttons – Adrian Shackley

Find out about the fascinating original vegetation around Gawler at the time of colonisation and establishment of the town of Gawler in 1839, based on research on early explorers and residents and many visiting botanists prior to 1853. See images of the native animals and birds seen in the region in those early days, including many from the paintings of John and Elizabeth Gould, from the landscapes of William Cawthorne, paintings of George French Angas, collections of early botanists such as Hermann Behr and Ferdinand Mueller and others. 

Join us for the exhibition opening on Monday 2 May, 12.30-1pm, in the cafe area at Gawler Civic Centre.


2 May – 7 May, 9 May – 14 May, 16 May – 21 May, 23 May – 28 May, 30 & 31 May, 9am-5pm.


Gawler Civic Centre
89-91 Murray St, Gawler, SA, 5118


Adrian Shackley

0429 004 363



Bookings not required

Presented by Gawler Environment and Heritage Association, with support from Gawler Environment Centre, as part of South Australia’s History Festival.