Eumundi Markets turns 40 in March 2019

Discover Eumundi (DE) will celebrate the history of what is now known as the Original Eumundi Markets which started on Saturday 24 March 1979 with an exhibition in it's Wan'din'in arts space.


This exhibition will run from late February to early June 2019 and will include many of the photos, objects and documents that Discover Eumundi holds in it's heritage collection.


Discover Eumundi wants to grow this collection about the markets and is looking for people to help. See below for further details on how you may be able to help make our exhibition a great success.


Eumundi Markets 1981 photo P-1662
Eumundi Markets 1981 photo P-1662

Market memory Collecting

We are on the hunt for people's market memories both early days and recent. What do you love about the market and why?

Silver Man and Angel c. late 1990's
Silver Man and Angel c. late 1990's

leave your MEMORIEs below

In leaving your memories you are allowing Discover Eumundi to use them and also keep them in it's heritage collection on the Eumundi Markets. If you wish to remain anonymous do not include your name or contact details.

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Photos of the markets

We are always looking for more photos of the market especially the earlier years. If you would like to share your photos with us and allow them to become part of the history of the markets kept at Discover Eumundi please email them to or to contact us if they need to be scanned CLICK HERE

In the CWA hall 1979 where the markets started, photo Christa Barton at left
In the CWA hall 1979 where the markets started, photo Christa Barton at left

treasures from the markets

Do you have a treasured item that you have bought from the markets? It could be new or old.


Please share a photo of it with us and tell us why you love it.

Email to Your photo and thoughts may be chosen to be part of the 40th anniversary exhibition in our Wan'din'in arts space in 2019.


If you have any objects bought at the market that you would like to loan for the exhibition please contact us on the above email or phone 07 5442 87672.

Shelley Bennett's wind spiral stall 1991. Do you have one of these?
Shelley Bennett's wind spiral stall 1991. Do you have one of these?

a little about the Eumundi markets history

On 24 March 1979 three people gamely set up their stalls around Eumundi's CWA hall with refreshments served inside. There was a grand total of 8 visitors - not including the stallholders family members - and a tunover of $30. The Eumundi Markets was up and running!
After only 1 yerar the markets gained a reputation as a source of energy, variety, freshness and friendliness, properties that still are present today but with an annual visitation that has grown to around 1.2miliion!

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