The Forest Range and Lenswood History Group Inc.


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“That’s all for you!  From a post office a township grew – Lenswood 100 years”

The story of the last 100 years of Lenswood.  Published by The Forest Range and Lenswood History Group to celebrate 100 years since the naming of Lenswood – 1917 – 2017.

Prepublication advance orders special price – $25 (must be paid by 31 August)

  • Pickup at Lenswood 100 Picnic – 15 October 2017, Lenswood Memorial Park, Swamp Road
  • Pickup at Lenswood General Store
  • Post +$5

Standard price (post publication) – $30

  • Purchase at Lenswood 100 Picnic – 15 October 2017, Lenswood Memorial Park, Swamp Road
  • Purchase from Forest Range and Lenswood History Group (post +$5)



ISBN 978-0-646-97146-9  | 150 pages

LENSWOOD turns 100

June 5, 1917

“The eastern portion of the Forest Range district has long been inconvenienced by lack of postal facilities. Some residents were situated from two to four miles from the office, and as the bulk of mail business went to that part it was felt that some means should be found to overcome the difficulty. A strong committee has induced the Federal Government to establish a new office under the name of Lenswood.”

LENSWOOD POST OFFICE. (1917, June 5).  Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 – 1924), , p. 7. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from

Click here for an overview of why Lenswood came to be.

Lenswood Centenary Picnic

October 15 2017 at Lenswood Memorial Park.

more info will be posted at the Lenswood centenary facebook page

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Next meeting – CLICK HERE for details

We meet on the first Thursday of each month (except January) – all welcome.

meetingCommittee Members:

  • Chair: Peter Stafford
  • Secretary: Jo Shaw
  • Treasurer: Susette Peterson
  • General committee members:

Evelyn Hay        |      Gloria Green      |      Kym Green

Peter Stafford   |      Kay Stafford      |      Irene Filsell

Margaret Fry     |      Chris Stafford   |      Adrian Probert

Evelyn Golding

Minutes and constitution – CLICK HERE



See more at our Anzac webpage.  CLICK HERE


Combined Adelaide Hills Heritage and History Groups Meeting

Lenswood Primary School, 4 April 2017 : 7.30pm

Guest speaker : dry stone wall expert and author BRUCE MUNDAY

Author of “Those dry stone walls” and “Those wild rabbits”

RSVP / apologies to Jo @  (The Forest Range and Lenswood History Group)





Old cars, old furniture, old stuff.

We had a great visit to a private museum on 10 Feb.  It was a balmy evening with a huge moon and a cool breeze as we shared wine and cheese after.  Great visit.


Membership fees are due at 30 June.

Our ordinary membership fee is just $20.   
That fee will ensure your membership to 30 June 2018.  

There are three types of Members:

  • Ordinary membership – open to persons sixteen years of age; may be an individual or family = 1 vote at meetings
  • Life Membership – available to ordinary members who pay, at one time, the equivalent of ten years ordinary membership
  • We have another special type of membership which can only be conferred – Honorary Life Membership

We offer a number of ways to pay membership:

EFT direct payment into our bank account – from your online banking use:

  1. BSB 015310
  2. Account number 192598771 and name The Forest Range and Lenswood History Group Inc.
  3. Please enter as much of your name as will fit in the reference field (ie GREEN DANIEL).
  4. Please record the lodgement number and receipt number.
  5. Email our Treasurer advising your name, address and phone, along with the lodgement and receipt numbers of your payment –

Cheque payment     Click here to download the membership form to complete (if posting a cheque)

    1. Post to The Treasurer, Forest Range and Lenswood History Group Inc, PO Box 154, Forest Range, SA 5139.
    2. Include a cheque made out to The Forest Range and Lenswood History Group Inc.
    3. Include your name, address, phone and email details
Forest Range Road [B 35255/20] • Photograph - 1893, SLSA

The Ford ::: Forest Range Road [B 35255/20] • Photograph – 1893, SLSA


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