Welcome to the Mt Lofty Districts Historical Society’s “Gateways”: a place to share, learn and enjoy our region’s history. On these pages you will find an expanding wealth of information, often inspired by items held within the Society’s archival collection.

The Toll Gate
The Toll House and Gate after Restoration c1950

Click here or on the image above and you will be transported to “Gateways”  and find our thematic menu which includes topics such as People and Places, Transport, Making a Living, and War and Peace.

Each topic is represented by a photograph. Each photograph is a gateway to the past, an invitation to discover articles, images, and voices on your chosen topic.  So click on the Toll Gate, then choose a topic from the list, click on the associated photograph and explore.

We sincerely hope that you will enjoy exploring our Gateways. We also hope that you will be inspired to contribute material through the donation/loan of objects, photographs and other material to help us in our quest to collect the history of the district for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.

Contact us at or drop into the History Centre at the Coventry Library, 63 Mount Barker Road, Stirling.

We would like to express our gratitude to the Adelaide Hills Council who have assisted in the establishment of the Gateways Project through a Community Grant. The project would not have been possible without their generous support.

Click here to enter “Gateways”