Eudunda is another cross roads town on the northern reaches of the Barossa Valley. Eudunda is also an old town and is a diversion town from the main highway routes. And, Eudunda is our first of number ‘dunda’ towns in the Barossa Valley. Eudunda is a nice town that has controlled heritage factors admirably.
The earliest European activity in the district was over landing, centred on Narcoota and the Narcoota Track in the late 1830s. Pastoralism soon followed, with expansive 'runs' being taken up for sheep grazing by men such as Lachlan McBean, , and William Russell. Several decades then passed before closer settlement began. The founder of Eudunda was John Henry Hannan, who owned the land that was surveyed and divided for sale.
Eudunda was the birthplace of world-renowned author Colin Thiele, whose bronzed statue (by Chris Radford) is in the Centenary Gardens. The gardens also contain stone walls and tiled art featuring a Century of Transport.