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by Bowen Bowie-Woodham (subscribe)
I write, read, travel, garden, renovate, work, drink coffee - all the usual things. My lovely partner often accompanies me, and of course my constant companions, two feisty terriers, are never far from my side. We live in and enjoy South Australia.
Published March 25th 2017
Walk through history in a bushland setting
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Clements Gap Soldiers Memorial Uniting Church


Clements Gap Soldiers Memorial Uniting Church, (formerly Methodist Church), Clements Road, sits at one end of Clements Gap Conservation Park, (situated between Port Broughton and Crystal Brook, South Australia). The quaint stone Methodist church opened in 1926 to serve the local community, and remains a loved country church to this day.

An ANZAC Day service will be held at 10:00am at the Soldiers Memorial Uniting Church on April 30th, 2017. If you are in the area before then, you could drop in at 10:00am on April 2nd, 2017. Morning tea is served after the service.

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special services for April 2017


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Clements Gap Soldiers Memorial Uniting Church sign


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Clements Gap Soldiers Memorial Uniting (Methodist) Church


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Clements Gap Soldiers Memorial Uniting Church


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Block F Road, Clements Gap


Across the road from the small stone church, you will find an interesting historical site. Formerly the site of the Clements Gap school from 1892 - 1942, and in 1942 the grounds of an American Army Camp. Look for the entrances off of Block F Road immediately opposite the Uniting church.

Clements Gap former school site entry, bush setting, Austalian flag, Australiana
Clements Gap former school site entry


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clements gap school sign, 1892 - 1942


There are many faded signs informing us of the history of the site, and sharing dated humorous quotes and school jokes! There is the remnant of a playground and sports field equipment, and behind the school site is the bush site of the Clements Gap 1942 USA Army Camp. Again, faded hand-painted signs share historical facts with visitors. You will need to explore the area carefully on foot to find most of the former army sites.

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basketball hoop and outhouse


Clements Gap former school site, swing set, bush setting, Australiana
Clements Gap former school site, swing set


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wheel seat, Clements Gap


Signs indicate an earlier school also enjoyed this bush setting at Clements Gap.

1880 - 1892, Clements Gap, former school site, bush setting, grassland, South Australia
1880 - 1892, Clements Gap


The grounds are occasionally used as an overnight stop for RV enthusiasts. Please note that this is a hot, sandy location, with abundant flies and reptiles; bring drinking water and dress suitably for the conditions, wearing enclosed shoes, and watch out for snakes who are living in their natural environment.

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sign at Clements Gap


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Why? walk through history
When: Church services April 2 & 30, 2017
Where: Clements Gap, South Australia
Cost: free
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