Local history and heritage
As our vision and values state, we value the unique identity, heritage, land and place of our council area and acknowledge that our story is not just one, but many.
The Barossa Story is a journey that dates from First Nations through to European settlement and the Barossa as we know it today. The people who have called the Barossa home share an enduring connection to land and place.
To honour this connection, we have developed a visual storyboard in the customer service entrance of our principal office located at Nuriootpa. The hero images are well-known local figures who embody this theme and are recognisable as custodians of the land and place that is the Barossa:
- Quenten Agius - Ngadjuri elder and cultural specialist
- George Fife Angas - Visionary, businessman, early settler and benefactor (etched portrait Henri Manesse, from the book George Fife Angas, father and founder of South Australia)
- Prue Henschke - viticulturist, botanist and environmentalist; Baron of the Barossa (photo credit John Kruger)
- Adrian Hoffmann - Barossa Young Citizen of the Year, inaugural Barossa Young Ambassador and Baron of the Barossa (photo credit Pete Thornton)
To view the artwork, visit our principal office located at 43-51 Tanunda Road Nuriootpa.
Local and family history
Our Local History Room at the Nuriootpa Library has a great collection of resources to help explore local and family history.
Local heritage trails
Our local heritage walks and trails are a great way to experience the beauty and heritage of the Barossa.
Regional Heritage Network
Our many heritage, historical and cultural groups contribute to our sense of identity.