Understand Clare's History Sites
Updated: May 6
The Clare Historic Walk, which has been published is now updated on our website: https://www.clarehistory.com/clare-history-walk The fold-out guide with map is only $2 from:
the Clare History Room, upstairs, Clare Town Hall, open Fridays 1pm-4pm
The Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council Office, 4 Gleeson St, Clare, just minutes westwards from the Town Hall
the Clare Valley Information Centre at the reception counter.
The Clare cemetery site has been updated to show the WW2 memorial gates, which were moved to the cemetery from the Clare sports ground.
On that web page clare-history-walk you will find more details of each historic item listed on the walk.
Also directions are made easy, with direction arrows (like this) when the walk changes direction:
This green button image is linked to Google Maps, with the walking trail marked in little icons:
Try it ! Click on it. This is what you will see...
Actual street addresses are listed for all the stops, and their heritage status explained.
All historic sites are photographed for your instant recognition.
← This post box is on a corner of Victoria Road.
Did you notice it? Which street corner?
NEW: Questions you may be able to Answer from completing this walk:
And to add some spice to your walk, here are 10 questions;
Do you already know the answers?
What is the oldest heritage building in Clare?
What is the oldest heritage house in Clare?
Which church is closest to the Clare Cemetery?
Which heritage churches had their own cemetery in the early days?
Who built the first Clare swimming pool?
Are the Council Chambers at Clare Town Hall?
Who started the brewery in Pioneer Avenue?
Where is the home of Clare's first mayor?
When was the train line to Clare opened?
What is the most famous home in Clare?
The Clare Historic Walk connects these heritage locations:
1. Lions Park
2. Uniting Church
3. St. Michael's Church
4. Red Pillar Box
5. National Trust Museum
6. Clare General Cemetery
7. Bleak House
8. St Pauls Lutheran Church
9. Knappstein Winery
10. Maynard Park
11. Gleeson Wetlands
12. St Barnabas Church
13. Billygoat Hill Lookout
14. Hope Cottage
15. Former Presbyterian Church
16. Former Mill Street School
17. Mill Street Cottage
18. Clare Public Library
19. Clare Courthouse
20. Former Chaff Mill
21. Taminga Hotel
22. Former Globe Hotel
23. Former Billiard Saloon
24. Shamrock & Thistle Hotel
25. National Bank
26. Clare Hotel
27. Former Northern Argus
28. ANZ Bank
29. Ennis Park
30. Clare Town Hall
31. Former Stanley Hotel
32. Old Town Hall
33. Bentley's Hotel
34. Savings Bank of SA
35. Former AMP and ETSA
36. Salvation Army Citadel
37. Mid North Electrical
38. Former Clarevale Winery
39. Riesling Trail
40. Mr Mick Winery
41. Soldiers' Memorial Gates
42. Baptist Church
43. Former Primary School
44. Former High School
45. Army Drill Hall
46. Bain Rotunda
Other Clare Heritage Sites:
Finally there are still more "Clare Heritage Sites" (not on the Historic Walk) listed on the old Commonwealth Government Register of the National Estate:
Here they are:
Hill River Managers Cottage and Station Village Complex Farrell Flat Rd., Clare, SA, (Indicative Place)
Where is this cottage? (Correct answer gets an extra biscuit on Friday)