Anthony Laube grew up in Hindmarsh Valley and has released a book on Hindmarsh Valley and its people

Anthony Laube with his book 'Under Peeralilla' Hindmarsh Valley and its people. Proceeds of the sales of the book will go to the Hindmarsh Valley Progress Association.
Anthony Laube with his book 'Under Peeralilla' Hindmarsh Valley and its people. Proceeds of the sales of the book will go to the Hindmarsh Valley Progress Association.

Anthony Laube was born in the heart of Hindmarsh Valley in 1962 and his parents Alex and Peggy had a poultry farm and Alex also worked at the local Amscol factory.

Anthony, due to his family's deep seated roots, has been compelled and loved to record Hindmarsh Valley's history in a book, which will be launched on November 29.

The book is titled 'Under Peeralilla' Hindmarsh Valley and its people'.

Anthony was motivated to write the book growing up and knowing Hazel Zilm, who was the local historian of the area.

"She was like a grandmother to me and when she passed away in 1992, I took over writing the history of Hindmarsh Valley," Anthony said.

"Hazel had started with a chapter plan, which we discussed quite a lot. Everyone wanted her memories and knowledge to be recorded in a book, so now here it is, 28 years later.

"We were heavily involved in the Victor Harbor National Trust, so the Trust has contributed to the cost of the printing of the book. I thank the Trust very much."

The book covers the First peoples in the area, the pioneers and the many famous names that made Hindmarsh Valley.

"I had great help from two of Hazel's fellow local historians, Lorraine Pomery and the late Lorna Curnow, who were both generous with their time and research, as has Val Brown and Pat Uppill from the National Trust.

"I am very proud of the book. It is beautiful," Anthony said.

The book will be available at the Victor Harbor National Trust, Chit Chat and the Bargain Barn. The launch will occur at the Memorial Hall in Hindmarsh Valley on Sunday, November 29, at 2pm.

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