March 2017

February, 2017 (Vol. 37, No. 1)

Burnside Historical Society newsletter, February, 2017, cover
  • David Mattingley awarded Legion of Honour
  • Wendy McGuffog: Community Volunteer of the Year
  • Tusmore Park Gates
  • Archives: from Babylon to Burnside
  • Finnisbrook watermill: a United Kingdom connection


December 2016

December, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 4)

Burnside Historical Society newsletter, December, 2016, cover
  • Vale Elizabeth Warburton
  • A weekend in Rain Shadow country


September 2016

September, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 3)

Burnside Historical Society newsletter, September, 2016, cover
  • What is happening at Wheal Watkins?
  • Malt extraction: a sticky business Part two


June 2016

June, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 2)

Burnside Historical Society newsletter, June, 2016, cover
  • Malt Extraction: a sticky business
  • Old Joe - Samela Harris
  • My recollections of Joe Shay - Sonia McCarron

Visit Wheal Watkins Mine Glen Osmond, Sunday 5th June 2016

Sunday 5th June 2016, 1 – 4pm

Did you miss out on our Wheal Watkins mine tours during South Australia’s History Festival? Please join us for a surface visit to the State Heritage listed Wheal Watkins mine at Glen Osmond. This is a free event where you can learn more about the mine’s history and look into the tunnels from the mine entrances.

We’d love to see the mine reopened for heritage tours in the future.

Parking available at the end of Allandale Avenue, Glen Osmond.

Enquiries to 0418 802 041.

Come along. Bring your family and friends.

Please note there are no toilets on site.

Read more about the mine on


March 2016

March, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 1)

Burnside Historical Society newsletter, March, 2016, cover
  • Private 3872 Rufus Gordon Rigney 48th Battalion AIF
  • The Glen Osmond Silver Lead Mines in the Early 1960s

Annual General Meeting 18th April 2016

Notice is hereby given that the 35th Annual General Meeting of the Burnside Historical Society Inc. will be held in the Burnside Community Centre on Monday 18th April 2016, at 7.30 pm.


  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of the previous AGM held on 20/04/2015 (ratified at 18/05/2015 general meeting)
  4. President’s Report
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Determination of Subscription Fees for 2016 -17
  7. Election of the Committee for 2016 -17
  8. Election of the Auditor for 2016 -17
  9. Any other business
  10. Close of meeting

The current Committee (elected at the previous AGM) consists of:

  • President *Meredith Ide JP
  • Vice President VACANT
  • Secretary VACANT
  • Treasurer *Richard House OAM
  • Other members
    • *Anne Both
    • *Dr Ross Both
    • Judy Fander
    • Ally Preiss
    • *David Rogers
    • Geraldine Treloar OAM

Note: Since the 2015 AGM there has been no Vice President or Secretary. In accordance with Paragraph 8.1 of the Society’s Constitution, all of those marked with an asterisk * above – the President, Treasurer and three other Committee Members – must retire, but are eligible for re-election.

Regarding Committee Members – David Rogers will not be seeking re-election.

We would welcome two more Committee Members. Please talk to any of those listed if you have an interest in joining the Committee.

History Festival 1-31 May 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.


December 2015

December, 2015 (Vol. 35, No. 4)

Burnside Historical Society newsletter, December, 2015, cover
  • The Story of the Lone Pine and Remembrance Day
  • Walker's King Violet Farm
  • St Austell - history of house and garden
  • Migration of Harz miners to South Australia
  • Coorong Dreaming - book review


June 2015

June, 2015 (Vol. 35, No. 2)

Burnside Historical Society newsletter, June, 2015, cover
  • AGM President's Report
  • AGM Treasurer's Report
  • How has Constable Hyde been remembered in Burnside?