The Way We Were – Celebrating Our Community

All podcasts are now live simply click on the link below to explore the 60 podcasts (16 hours) recorded and created during June / July 2018.

The Way We Were – Celebrating Our Community podcast link:

Almost 40 hours of discussion was captured and edited down to 16 hours of podcasts.

Do you have a family member or relative that you would like recorded and podcast to document their life stories and experiences?

Contact Christian Teusner at: or 0408 364900


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The Way We Were – Celebrating Our Community. Facilitated by Christian Teusner and The EMU Tree, Education and Music in Unison.


The Way We Were – Celebrating Our Community.

A Partnership program between The EMU Tree, Education and Music in Unison and The Barossa Council.

An Intergenerational Program to document and capture the stories, history and heritage of the region to produce pod casts to be shared as an online resource to celebrate our community and place within the Barossa Valley. If you have any stories that you feel should be documented you are encouraged to avail of this opportunity.

The program is to be delivered during the month of June 2018, with a public 4 day SALA exhibition / presentation at Council Chambers during August, 2018.  The exhibition will promote and celebrate the work documented during the program and relevant photo / images of the stories collected.

The SALA launch will take place at 2pm Thursday 9th August with the exhibition closing on Sunday 12th August 5pm.

This is a multi phased program which includes local primary school students interviewing aged care residents to share insights and experiences of their childhood years in the region. Participants include, Angaston PrimaryS, St Jakobi Lutheran School, Tanunda Primary School, Williamstown Primary School, Barossa Village and The Abbeyfield Society District of Barossa Inc. Each nursing home will undertake 2 separate series of interviews with the students. The sessions will be recorded and also documented through photographs and pod casts.

In addition there will also be 4 public discussion workshops to record a larger network of history and heritage from a broader range of community. These will be facilitated at 4 locations, Angaston, Tanunda, Mt Pleasant and Lyndoch and also amongst the treasures at Barossa Museum Tanunda.

Angaston Town Hall – Sunday 24th June from 2pm to 5 pm

CWA Hall Tanunda – Tuesday 26th June 2pm – 5pm

Mt Pleasant District History Room – Thursday 28th 1pm to 4pm

Lyndoch Library Meeting Room – Friday 29th June 12pm – 3pm.

This is an opportunity for residents of the Barossa to share their stories and stories passed down by their parents and grand parents, all themes encouraged whether serious events ie WW1 or WW2, old traditions, traditional foods, life in the wine industry, town show days, vintage festivals, life on the farm, early school experiences or humorous escapades in youth. Share the stories that you want to be heard.

The programs facilitator is Christian Teusner, formerly from Tanunda. Christian has worked extensively with youth development in the region and is following his parents contributions to local heritage. Christians parents Roger and Myrene Teusner were passionate and committed to local history and the libraries. Both authors of numerous publications reflecting life in the Valley for earlier generations. 

The aim and objective of this program is to capture and preserve an insight into the history of the region which can be shared as an online resource to globally promote the region and it’s heritage.

Anyone wishing to register to participate or looking for further information or maybe some suggestions as to who or groups to participate can contact Christian Teusner / The EMU Tree:, mbl – 0408 364900.

Registration is encouraged to participate as sessions are structured.

The Way We Were – Celebrating Our Community, 2018.

Go on let ‘s hear your stories!


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