Angaston, South Australia

Angaston - Originally Angas Town, after George Fife Angas, Angaston was established within a locality then known as German Pass.


Opening of the Union Chapel at Angas Town, German Pass, 28 February 1844.  Lithograph by George French Angus 1822-1886.  By permission of the National Library of Australia

Angaston Evening.  Lithograph by James William Giles, 1801-1870.  From George French Angus’s South Australia Illustrated.  By permission of the National Library of Australia.

(Note presence of Union Chapel on right)

The first church, the Union Chapel in Angas Town, German Pass, was built in 1844 with money donated by George Fife Angas.  It was intended to be used by all religions. The foundation stone was laid on 3 November 1843 by Mrs Evans, Angas’s daughter. In 1855,  When this chapel became too small, the Methodists built their own church in Penrice The remaining congregation built a new and larger Union church in Angaston.  After the split of 1861 it became a Baptist Church, until 1928, when it fell into disuse.   It is now the Zion Lutheran Church.
  1. Union church built 1844 (Penrice Rd, Angaston).

  2. Union church built 1854.  Baptist church from 1861-1928 (85 Murray St, Angaston).  Now Zion Lutheran Church          

  3. Congregational church built 1861.  New church built 1878.   Now Uniting Church (corner Sturt and Fife St, Angaston).
    Angaston SA - Uniting (Australian Church Histories)

  4. Lutheran congregation from 1903.  Zion Lutheran Church built 1913.  Church destroyed by fire 1941 and re-established in former Baptist Church (85 Murray St, Angaston). Anglican congregation from 1911.
    Angaston SA - Zion Lutheran (Australian Church Histories)                      

  5. St Hugh Anglican Church built 1812.  New Church built 1931 (10 Schilling St, Angaston).
    Angaston SA - Church of St Hugh Anglican (Australian Church Histories)  

See also Penrice


  1. Angaston Pioneer Cemetery (General) (Hannay Crescent, Angaston)
    Barossa Council - search page
    Angaston Old Cemetery (Australian Cemeteries)

  2. Angaston New Cemetery (General) (Angaston Rd, between Angaston and Nuriootpa)
    Angaston General Cemetery (German Headstones)
    Barossa Council - search page
    Headstone list (Gravesecrets)

  3. Angaston Baptist Chapel (cemetery cleared and headstones relocated to Angaston New cemetery
    Headstone list (Gravesecrets)


  1. Angaston Primary School (5 Moculta Road, Angaston).


Angaston Historic Buildings

Angaston (Australian Heritage)

Angaston (The Barossa Council)

Angaston War Memorial (SA&NT War Memorials)