Rechner Family Maps of Interest
Tom Reuther, (GJ Rechner’s great-grandson), has compiled this booklet of places of interest to the Rechner family. It covers Adelaide and the surrounds, from the Barossa to the Yorke Peninsula and Point Pass. In it you will find houses, churches and other buildings of significance to the Rechners, as well as detailed cemetery maps showing where family members are buried. There is a useful one of Light Pass cemetery, too, where there are many Rechner graves, including GJ and Bertha Rechner’s.
The Rechner Wine Barrel
In the early 1970’s a series of 12 wine barrels were commissioned to tell the story of early German settlement in the Barossa. Each barrel tells part of the story. Made in Germany, the beautifully carved oak barrels are still used for maturing wines. This publication features photographs of 11 of the barrels, now held at the Wolf Blass Visitor Centre. The whereabouts of the 12th barrel is unknown.
Rechner Cottage Prospectus
In 2021 a prospectus was produced. It gives a clear, concise explanation of who we are, why we are working to conserve the cottage, and how this will be done. It’s useful information for family members, potential donors, and all those interested in the preservation of history.