February, 2017 (Vol. 37, No. 1)
- 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
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 weekendnotes.com.
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.
The current Committee (elected at the previous AGM) consists of:
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.
We’ll be hosting a number of special events for South Australia’s History Festival from 1-31 May 2016.
|Date||Time||Event||Guide / Speaker||Book|
|Wednesday 4 May 2016||10am - 12noon||Walk around The Village of Burnside||Colin Harris PSM||Booking details|
|Thursday 5 May 2016||10am - 12noon||Walk around The Village of Knightsbridge (now Leabrook and Hazelwood Park)||Margaret and Ally Preiss||Booking details|
|Sunday 8 May 2016||1.30 - 4.00pm||Beulah Park Walk online - Launch at Clayton- Wesley Church||Self-guided||Booking details|
|Thursday 12 May 2016||10am - 12noon||Walk around Eastwood and former Glenside Hospital site||Ally Preiss||Booking details|
|Saturday 14 May 2016||2.00 - 4.00pm||Surface visit to Glen Osmond Mines, including Wheal Watkins||Dr Ross Both||Booking details|
|Monday 16 May 2016||7.30 - 9.30pm||Presentation at monthly meeting: Penryn is Nothing to Adelaide: Early Cornish Emigration to South Australia||Dr Philip Payton||Details|
|Saturday 28 May 2016||2.00 - 4.00pm||Surface visit to Glen Osmond Mines, including Wheal Watkins||Dr Ross Both||Booking details|
Charges apply for the walks. For more information refer to our page on the history festival website.