Myponga History Group
Scanfest - History Month in May
Sunday 7 May 2023 11:00am - 2:00pm
Myponga Community Hall
SCAN, SAVE, SHARE, STORE
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.