Burnside Historical Society

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


East Torrens Historical Society Inc invites you to the History Seminar


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


Historical Walks

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.