Burnside Historical Society

Celebrating 35 years of Community History

A community based group that promotes interest in the history of the City of Burnside, a local government area in the eastern foothills of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia.

Established in 1980, the Society has a membership of around 150 and new members are most welcome.

General meetings, which feature an address from a visiting speaker, are free and are held at the Burnside Community Centre at 7.30pm on the third Monday of each month. Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the general meetings.

A quarterly Newsletter is published and a regional history tour is held every second year.

Half day or full day trips to points of historical interest are held each year.

History Festival 1-31 May 2016

History Festival 2016

We’ll be hosting a number of special events for South Australia’s History Festival from 1-31 May 2016.

DateTimeEventGuide / SpeakerBook
Wednesday 4 May 201610am - 12noonWalk around The Village of BurnsideColin Harris PSMBooking details
Thursday 5 May 201610am - 12noonWalk around The Village of Knightsbridge (now Leabrook and Hazelwood Park)Margaret and Ally PreissBooking details
Sunday 8 May 20161.30 - 4.00pmBeulah Park Walk online - Launch at Clayton- Wesley ChurchSelf-guidedBooking details
Thursday 12 May 201610am - 12noonWalk around Eastwood and former Glenside Hospital siteAlly PreissBooking details
Saturday 14 May 20162.00 - 4.00pmSurface visit to Glen Osmond Mines, including Wheal WatkinsDr Ross BothBooking details
Monday 16 May 20167.30 - 9.30pmPresentation at monthly meeting: “Penryn is Nothing to Adelaide”: Early Cornish Emigration to South AustraliaDr Philip PaytonDetails
Saturday 28 May 20162.00 - 4.00pmSurface visit to Glen Osmond Mines, including Wheal WatkinsDr Ross BothBooking details

Charges apply for the walks. For more information refer to our page on the history festival website.

Historical Walks

Take a walking tour seeing historical sites of interest in the streets of the City of Burnside. View all seven self-guided historical walks which cover the suburbs of Beaumont, Burnside, Eastwood and Parkside, Glen Osmond, Knightsbridge, now in Leabrook and Hazelwood Park, Rose Park and Waterfall Gully.