Good Reads


The Forgotten Monument

“That’s all for you! From a post office a township grew – LENSWOOD 100 YEARS

The Adelaide Hills – a history / by Neville Collins.

A brief summary of the history and settlement of each town in the Mt Lofty Ranges, the Adelaide Hills.

Available for review from the Adelaide Hills Library Service.

 Birds of the wilderness : a history of the descendants of Thomas and Anna Brown of Wiltshire and South Australia / by John M. Bishop.

Harriet and Sarah Brown are very important to the history of this district.  Harriet married John Brock Fry and Sarah married Henry Green and together the families purchased their first land at Jerry’s Flat and built their first homes near the creek.  This book details the history of Brown family from Wiltshire and their many Australian descendants.

Available for review from the State Library of South Australia.

From Forest Range to Flanders : the World War I servicemen of Forest Range-Lenswood / Chris Collins.

“This book is an attempt to acknowledge the sacrifice made by the men from Forest Range/Lenswood. The list of names is derived from the Forest Range War Memorial and the Honor Roll at Lenswood Cold Stores. These were ordinary men; principally orchard workers who volunteered to serve their country, something they continued to do when those fortunate enough to do so, returned home.” — from Foreword.

Available for purchase from Forest Range and Lenswood Post Offices or for loan from the Adelaide Hills Council Library Service.

The history of the Lenswood and Forest Range Agricultural Bureau, 1897-1997 : 100 years of progress.

Compiled by Carol Brockhoff to celebrate 100 years of the Agricultural Bureau in the region.

Held at State Library of South Australia.

Onkaparinga District Council. [Part 1], Forest Range and Lenswood search and history / Gavin G. McEwin.

Land title searches and historic buildings.

Available for review at the Adelaide Hills Council Library Service.

Stringybarks to orchards : a history of Forest Range and Lenswood / Geoffrey C. Bishop.

History of the region with particular focus on the development of the Lenswood Cold Stores Cooperative Society Ltd.  Published in 1984 the book was commissioned to record the history of those who settled and built the district.

Available for purchase at $40 per copy from Lenswood Cold Stores Cooperative – phone 08 8389 8300 or for loan from the Adelaide Hills Council Library Service.

Touching Nature’s Heart / Margaret Wilson.

Prose and photographs in celebration of the gift of nature that surrounds us.

Available for purchase from Balboa Press.


History of Apples – website

South Aussie Apples – facebook page      |      South Australian Pears – facebook page

Lenswood – facebook page  


Interview with Kenneth and Joyce Filsell [sound recording] / Interviewer : Geoffrey C. Bishop.

 Interview of Ken and Joyce Filsell about their Black Sunday (Jan 2, 1955) fire experience.

Held at State Library of South Australia permission to access required.

Lenswood and Forest Range war memorial research project / by Janice Pavils.