HERITAGE ON SUNDAY - All Locked Up! Sunday 21 August 2016

Over 250 visitors and guests attended this special Heritage on Sunday incorporating the opening of the Tea Tree Gully Police portable holding cell from the 1920s, which has been re-located to the Museum and restored.

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With assistance from the SA Police Historical Society, Adelaide personality Peter Goers was 'arrested' on Haines Memorial Park, opposite the Museum. He was transported in a light blue 1950s Chrysler police vehicle to the rear of the Museum site and locked up in the cell.

Fortunately, after an introduction by the Deputy Mayor of Tea Tree Gully, Bernie Keane, and a description of the cell and thanks to local contributors by Geoff Francis, Peter was set free by the President of the National Trust of South Australia, Norman Etherington.

Meanwhile, the SA Police Brass Quintet provided a musical accompaniment, and went on to entertain visitors for the afternoon.

Visitors were able to choose a sausage sizzle provided by Tea Tree Gully Lions and/or Devonshire tea provide by Museum volunteers.

As well as being able to view the many Museum displays of life in the area between the 1850s and 1950s and the blacksmith in action, visitors could also inspect historic vehicles of the Model T Ford Club of Australia, who visited on the day.

(Click here to see History SA news item with more images)

(Click here to see a video of Peter Goers being locked up!)