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Myponga History Group

B&W photograph of the Myponga Co-op building

Scanfest - History Month in May

Sunday 7 May 2023 11:00am - 2:00pm
Myponga Community Hall

Can you help the Yankalilla District Historical Society preserve our community’s heritage?  Do you have something we can add to our history collection?  Such as photos, brochures, letters, clippings etc from any era. Would you like to have a digital copy of your images and memorabilia? Come to the Scanfest at Myponga or Inman Valley where volunteers from the Society will assist you using our scanning equipment and save to a USB. If you would like to donate a copy to the Society it will be added to our collection to preserve it for future generations. If you are unable to attend but would like to add to our collection please email

Event flyer

Combo of several b&w photos depicting local people and buildings

The Myponga History Group was formed in 2016 and became affiliated with the Yankalilla & District Historical Society (YDHS) in 2017. Initially its aim was to expand on the existing documented history of Myponga and surrounding areas, with the goal of compiling a book, particularly to include more family histories. 

By February 2022  we had compiled histories of 910 families, including a record of births, deaths and marriages from 1911–2011. 

Myponga launch program thumbnail

The Myponga History Group is an active member of the Heritage Fleurieu Coast (HFC) Festival committee, and the launch of 2022 HFC Festival was in Myponga.

Myponga Pop Festival 1971

Representatives of the Myponga History Group have coordinated several events at the Myponga Community Hall, the first being only two months after its inception in October 2016, and more recently in May 2021, the unveiling of a plaque to Sister Dorrington, a much-loved figure in the township’s history.

Myponga History Day. People in the hall looking at exhibits 2016
b&w photograph of the Methodist and Bible Christian Church Myponga

The Myponga Mudlark is a weekly newsletter for residents of Myponga and surrounds. The Myponga History Group contributes a regular column From the Archives giving interesting snippets of past years in the region.

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 Myponga Committee


Don Clarke


Merilyn McLaren


Peter Whitford

Shirley Whittlesea

Colin McLaren

Josie Rogers

Neville Rogers

Lawrie Rowley

Eddie Mignanelli


Merilyn McLaren

0428 170 651

PO Box 676,

Mt Compass 5210

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