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This web site was created to celebrate the life and achievements of one of Australia’s great Authors, especially of Children’s Books. Born in Eudunda, Colin based some of his stories on the area, and he loved coming back home. We now share some of our experiences with Colin, his wife Rhonda and family with you.

Colin Thiele on 85th Birthday
Colin Thiele on his 85th Birthday

On November 16th 2020 Colin Thiele would have been 100 years old.

Eudunda and the region around it, where Colin was born and grew up are celebrating his 100th Birthday and also the 25th Anniversary of the Unveiling of the sculpture of Colin and Mr. Percival (the pelican) in the Eudunda Gardens.

15th Nov 2020 - 25th Anniversary Sculpture Unveiling & Colin Thiele's 100th Birthday
15th Nov 2020 – 25th Anniversary Sculpture Unveiling & Colin Thiele’s 100th Birthday

We were lucky, COVID restrictions eased and we were able to have a great event with Janne & Jeff Minge attending.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Janne & Jeff Minge with the Colin Thiele Sculpture on Colins 100th Birthday Anniversary
Janne & Jeff Minge with the Colin Thiele Sculpture on Colin’s 100th Birthday Anniversary

In other news, the Thiele Family will take over the management of the website, so we look forward to some new information and updates once that has happened.

MEMORIES OF A GREAT MAN
We would like to add another page or two to this website of Colin’s. 
If you would like to send your stories/memories to WebMaster and put in the subject line – “Memories of Colin” or “Reviews of Colin’s Books” we would be happy to add them to this website as long as the family are happy with them.