Indulge in a Piece of History at Home

The Willunga Branch produces publications concerning our history and heritage. You may purchase them from the Willunga Courthouse or from McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast Visitors Centre at McLaren Vale. You can read about our activities in our annual report.

Cover Image Description Price
Catalogue Cover Page - WNT Art of the Willunga District’s Built Heritage catalogue is more than just a list of artists and paintings. This 64-page full colour publication offers images of the paintings and historical and other photographs of the places in the Willunga District. Each painting has a biography of the artist and the history of the built heritage depicted. Create your own tour to view significant and beautiful buildings! $10
SoG Book Cover Page - WNT The Star of Greece and other shipwrecks of the Tragic Shore is a 60-page colour book outlining the story of Star of Greece and its wreck at Port Willunga in 1888. Also featured are the stories of other maritime incidents in the area during the 19th century. $16.50
aldinga-scrub-park-1 The Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park is recognised as a remnant of native scrubland of rare significance. This report sets out data gathered in assessing the high scientific and heritage values of the scrub. $15
publication-2 The Willunga’s Wicked Ways booklets outline the stories of real crimes and misdemeanours committed in the Willunga District or where a policeman stationed at Willunga was involved. An entertaining 10-minute read, buy one, buy four or buy the whole set.

• Willunga’s Boy Bushranger
• Passion at Pages Flat
• Willunga’s Arsonist?
• Towards the New Gold Mountain
• The mystery of the Yankalilla Bank Robbery
• Willunga’s Wicked Stepmother
• A “Dreadful Act of Violence”
• The Aldinga Axe Assault
• Willunga's Serial Killer
• Breach of Promise
• Willunga's Irish Immigrant Women's Depot
• "A gross case of misconduct"
$2.50 each
historic-willunga Historic Willunga shows a series of pencil drawings by Tony Parkinson. $4


It was great to read and see items from the early days, and imagine what it must have been like. Australia is great to learn about.

Rebecca Hilman

Beautiful historic building & friendly volunteers.

Kerry Edwards

Thank you seems inadequate. Our daughters wedding on Saturday 16th December was beautiful. The work, effort and care put in by the museum staff was above and beyond. We could not have asked for better. Everyone had a wonderful time and will remember it for many years to come. The set up was beautiful and efficient, whilst being flexible to the needs and wishes of the bride and groom. The setting was idyllic, peaceful and stunning. Thank you so much.

Renny Goodwin

Educational and good value for history buffs. Beautiful, old local stone buildings as can be seen in much of the Willunga area. Local volunteers are very helpful and can provide much info about the area including the shipwreck history, Star of Greece, at Port Willunga. You might even be lucky to visit when there is a walk and explanation by one of the volunteers. Very pleasant grounds complete the experience.


Friendly staff and 2 interesting displays (courthouse n slate museum). Lovely setting.

Henry Monshall

My wife and I got married here over the weekend, nothing was ever too difficult for Judith and her team. They bent over backwards to make sure our day was as special as it could be and we had an incredible ceremony on the lawns of the historic courthouse. We would highly recommend this place if you are considering it for a wedding. We would like to give a massive thanks once again to Judith.

Nick Stone

Very historic and well maintained heritage site.

Good for kids and a must see for willunga visitors. Go for a picnic.

Mick M

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