Conserving the Past, Enriching the Future
Photo Courtesy of Andy Grope
Welcome to Rechner Cottage
Rechner Cottage, in Light Pass, South Australia is a State Heritage Listed Cottage of architectural and social significance. Browse the website, and discover more about the cottage and the village it stands in. Explore the stories of the past, and follow along with the progress of the conservation.
A foot of footings
Here’s where you’ll find the names of those who have donated to, or are remembered through, the foot of footings campaign. And where we celebrate all our wonderful supporters.
The cottage needs help! Much of it has fallen into disrepair, and we are working to save this piece of history before it’s too late. After lots of hard work, the future is looking much brighter for this lovely cottage but there’s still lots to be done. Click on the buttons below to see where we are up to, and here to find out how you can help.
Light Pass Village
Rechner Cottage is situated in the small village of Light Pass, in South Australia’s beautiful Barossa Valley. Light Pass has a rich history and is home to many historic buildings.
There is plenty to discover in this lovely village. Explore it in person or virtually by using the free Barossa Heritage Trails App.
About Light Pass
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100% of the money raised goes towards the conservation of the cottage.
Are you interested in heritage buildings, the conservation process, or the stories of people who lived long ago? Browse through these pages and discover treasures of the past.
Who doesn’t love a wedding? We all love a happy event, and a reason to celebrate. And the Barossa Germans certainly loved to celebrate a wedding. Back in the 1800’s, weddings were usually held on a Thursday to allow for three days of celebrations to be held (what an...
Have you ever made a journey to see a place of significance in the history of your family? Where did you go, and how was it? Did you feel a sense of connection there? Stephen Reuther, a Rechner descendent, makes a journey to the place where his great-grandfather lived...
29th October, 2023: Work on the footings has begun! It kicked off in style with the dig party on Friday. Thanks to all the volunteers who came and helped. In fact, they worked so hard that they finished the job on the same day, so unfortunately we had to cancel the...
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