Celebrating 41 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 120 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 (not January or December). Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the general meetings, however we would like a gold coin donation.
A quarterly Newsletter was published until September 2020.
The Bulletin replaced the Newsletter in October 2019. This is emailed to most members and posted to others.
Later in 2021 it is planned to publish the first Annual Journal which will include articles of Burnside.
Day and Half Day Trips are arranged a couple of times a year
XVth EASTERN REGION HISTORY SEMINAR 2021
East Torrens Historical Society Inc invites you to the History Seminar
LOOKING BEHIND AND FORWARD
Saturday 23rd October 2021
Marble Hill Stables, 314 Marble Hill Road, Marble Hill 5137
9.20 am Registration
10.00 am Welcome
Dr Geoffrey Bishop, President, East Torrens Historical Society and Dr Patricia Michell, Heritage Director, Marble Hill
10.15 am Guest Speaker: Ian Hamilton, Arcuate Architects – ‘Battle of the Styles’: Exploring the conflict in the mid-1800s in Glasgow (then the second city of the British Empire) between neoclassical and neogothic, drawing comparisons with what was happening in South Australia around the same time.
11.00 am Morning Tea
11.30 am Group Reports – groups present a project by their organisation during the past year or a project being planned (5 minutes each plus question time at the end of the session.)
1.00 pm Lunch
1.45 pm Site tours – Marble Hill – a restoration project in action. Guided tours of the Stables and grounds, including hilltop lookout. (No public access to main residence which is still a building site).
3.15 pm Afternoon tea and closure of the seminar
Seminar hosted by East Torrens Historical Society Inc. and Marble Hill Heritage
Our thanks to the Michell family for hosting the seminar at Marble Hill
Visit to Port Adelaide Historical Society Museum and District
Day Visit to Port Adelaide
Thursday 14 October 2021
Bookings and payments to be finalised by Monday 31 August to Cathy Bransbury and Treasurer
Cost $15 on bus
or $7 per car
(This includes entrance to Museum and tour of District)
Lunch at Birkenhead Tavern at own cost,
Bus departs Council car park at 9.15 am
10.00 am Arrival at Port Adelaide Historical Society’s Museum at 95 Fletcher Rd, Peterhead
Morning Tea, Tour of Museum, Talk by PAHS member
12 noon Lunch at the very popular Birkenhead Tavern at your own expense
Wide range of reasonably priced meals, 20% discount for all Seniors
2.00 pm Afternoon tour of historic points of interest in and around Port Adelaide
eg the Lighthouse, Semaphore, Fort Glanville and Port Misery
4.00 pm Return to Burnside by 4.00 pm
Take a walking tour seeing historical sites of interest in the streets of the City of Burnside. View all the self-guided historical walks which cover the suburbs of Beaumont, Burnside, Eastwood and Parkside, Glen Osmond, Knightsbridge, Leabrook and Hazelwood Park, Rose Park, Magill and Waterfall Gully.
Eastwood and Parkside
This walk starts at Eastwood Community Centre, Glen Osmond Road. For more information on bus routes and timetables please refer to www.adelaidemetro.com.au. The distance covered by this walk is 2 km and takes approximately 1 hour to complete.