South Australia, Sandalwood, Sandalwood & District History Book Launch

EVENT DATE:  Saturday 28 November150928_Sandalwood event image submitted by Diane Callagher

A vast amount of research has been completed to compile a book containing the History of Sandalwood and Districts. Once again we hope to bring together past and present residents of the Sandalwood area to celebrate the launch of this tremendous book. Lunch is provided to help make an enjoyable day. History books will be on sale.

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Date:  Saturday 28 November
Venue:  Sandalwood Hall
Address:  50 Railway Tce, Sandalwood SA 5309
Time:  From 11am
Entry:  Gold Coin


In 1921 residents of the Sandalwood community came together at a public meeting and decided to build a hall. Land was donated as the site for the building and locals raised money to build the hall without government aid. The Sandalwood Hall erection began in 1922 and was opened on November 14, 1923. The Sandalwood Recreation Association Inc. was established October 4, 1923 with the purpose to acquire land and “to erect and maintain thereon a Hall”. During its’ 92 years the hall has been used for meetings, dances, social functions, balls, as well as several weddings. The Sandalwood Christmas Tree has been running for decades at the hall, and is still a source of delight for children to this day. In 1973 the Hall hosted “Back to Sandalwood” celebrating 50 years of the Sandalwood Hall. In 2012 it hosted the “Sandalwood Centenary” celebrating 100 years of settlement in the district.