Saturday, September 24, 2011
The first reunion was held in September of 1984. The population in the town at that time was indeed very small, however just over three hundred people attended and decided that they would like a reunion every two years. Beltana is the only town in South Australia which has a reunion like the people asked for. The idea was developed on a man’s dream-his love for the town and to bring people back to where they once lived, also bringing their children and grandchildren and all following generations to be able to go back through time and see how it used to be and how the town is now. His aim to keep this little town alive even if only for people to be able to visit and being able to mix in with the locals.
This year the reunion is being held on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of September. Visit the old town, find out more about its history. Take part in the activities, talk, laugh, reminisce and just be together with all the fun and laughter of a country style weekend
Year 2012: The reunion in 2012 will be quite a celebration. It will be 100 years since Reverend John Flynn went to Beltana and began to put together his Mantle of Safety for South Australia. With Alf Traeger they achieved this goal. The rest is history as we now know it as the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Beltana has a magic touch about it as the quietness, the peace, the serenity, the mystique of the whole area just has to be seen to be believed. Some people say that it is like going back through time and they have fallen in love with Beltana returning to enjoy all of the above and more.