Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum
- Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum Wedgewood Rd Parndana SA 5220
- 08 8559 6039
- South Australia
- Fri - Mon: closed Tues - Wed: 10am to 1pm Thu: 10am to 3pm Closed: Christmas Day, Good Friday, July and August (except during school holidays) Open anytime by prior appointment.
The Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum is a modern historical display telling the stories of the development of the soldier settlement scheme in the early 1950s. A short stop will give you a snapshot of the lives of the settler's. Tales of logging, chaining, dozing and lavvy lane will capture your imagination. In an era before 240 volt power, good roads and telephones, the innovation and humour shown by this generation is a delight.
The hall was built by the Returned Services League and dedicated as a memorial to Soldier Settlement, the building now contains memorabilia, photographs and stories relating to the development of Parndana and surrounding districts. The museum tells of how the land was cleared and improved for farming. The stories tell of their experiences, hardships, fellowship and humour that saw them successfully reshape their lives and build a community to be proud of.