Don't Overdue It Podcast


Our podcast delves into the story of the Mount Gambier Library, from innovations, programming, authors to local history. We invite you to join in and learn more about our work here in the Library and our place within our community.

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December 2022 - To Market, To Market...

Managed by the Mount Gambier Lakes Rotary Club, The Library Markets transform the Cave Garden/Thugi into a bustling community festival on the 2nd Sunday of the month between November and February each year.

Featuring local art and craft, produce, food, and entertainment, the December Christmas market is the biggest and most popular of all, attracting upwards of 80 stalls and thousands of patrons.  In this episode we take a wander around the markets, chatting to organisers, volunteers and stall holders and uncovering all the ingredients in its wild success.

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November 2022 - Santa Claus Comes Back To Town- Mount Gambier Christmas Parade

2022 marks the 63rd year of the Mount Gambier Christmas Parade, with the floats and spectators returning to Commercial Street for the first time since the pandemic began.

This beloved community event attracts spectators by the thousands, and celebrates not only Christmas, but togetherness and community spirit.

But what does it take to coordinate Mount Gambier’s largest community event of the year? How do you reinvent the parade to make it COVID safe? And where did this well-loved Community event all begin?

In this episode we chat to the Team Leader of Community Events for the City of Mount Gambier Xarnia Keding, director of the Lions Club of Mount Gambier Brass Band Festival Mr Allen Woodham, and the woman who literally wrote the book on the history of the parade Lynne Lowe, as well as a hand full of library staff who were kind enough to share their own personal memories.

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October 2022 - Mary Buchan: A Murder Mystery

We are going to take a step back in time to a cold Mount Gambier winter in 1875. This tale not only ends in the brutal murder of a popular young woman but also one of three executions ever to take place at the Mount Gambier Gaol.

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Mini Epsiode - The Day The Queen Came to Town

In 2019 the Mount Gambier Library sat down with a number of older Mount Gambier residents to recorded their memories as part of the Immersive Storytelling Project. One of the very popular topics of conversation was when The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh came to Mount Gambier as apart of their Australia Tour in February 1954.

To mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we present this mini-episode of Don't Overdue It. This episode features the voices of nine locals who were all in attendance on the day The Queen came to town.

Thank you to our participants: Liz Vears, the late Albert Neal, Julienne Feast, the late Geoff Gabriel, the late Kevin Harris, Maxine Shephard, Noela Hellyer and the late Jeff Dixon ,and Jill Dixon for their stories.

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September 2022 - Friends of the Library

For over 13 years the Friends of the Library Mount Gambier (FOL) have been champions in their role of supporting and promoting our Library services, and engaging with the wider community through sponsorship and funding initiatives.

In this episode we speak to FOL President Chris Lloyd, and long-time volunteer John Cranwell who discuss the groups activities, achievements and how to turn 10,000 second hand books, DVDs and puzzles into the biggest fundraiser of the year.

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August 2022 - School Holiday FUN!

For more than a decade the School Holiday Program at the Mount Gambier Library has been a staple on our events calendar, providing entertainment and education to our younger community members.

This month we catch up with the Children and Youth Services team to discover the fun, mess and madness that is the school holidays library-style.

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