The Canning Stock Route, the story of Alfred Canning and personal experiences of traversing the route in the 1970’s

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Stories of three historic Burnside buildings: One gone but not forgotten and two remaining

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Theatre Life in Adelaide 1836-1856

7:30 pm Monday 16 September 2024

Theatre Life in Adelaide 1836-1856

Presented by Ian Sellick

All welcome, refreshments provided.
Members, no charge.
Visitors, $2 donation appreciated.

Location

Coralie Soward Hall, Burnside Community Centre (adjacent Burnside Library)

401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore SA 5065

Enter car park from Fisher Street, off Portrush Road

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Mistresses of Beaumont House

7:30 pm Monday 19 August 2024

Mistresses of Beaumont House

Presented by Sandy Whitelaw

All welcome, refreshments provided.
Members, no charge.
Visitors, $2 donation appreciated.

Location

Coralie Soward Hall, Burnside Community Centre (adjacent Burnside Library)

401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore SA 5065

Enter car park from Fisher Street, off Portrush Road

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History of The South Australian Police Historical Society, the Police Museum, the Thebarton Barracks, and their re-location

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The Story of the Adelaide Zoo: Past, Present and Future

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Food Glorious Food at Rose Park Primary School and its local community from 1893

Monday 20 May 2024

Food Glorious Food at Rose Park Primary School and its local community from 1893

Presented by Dr Kerrie Davies

Our meeting on 20 May will be part of the Burnside Historical Society’s contribution to SA’s May History Festival.

Dr Kerrie Davies will speak on the topic of Food Glorious Food at Rose Park Primary School and in its local community since 1893. This will provide a fascinating insight into the food consumed by students and their families over this period and contrast it with today. Many of us will have memories (maybe somewhat hazy?) of the lunches we took to primary school in the 40s and 50s and the occasional “treats” from the school tuck shop.

This is an official SA History Festival event, but Burnside Historical Society members will not need to book. Non-members/visitors should book on 0422 705 916.

Types of food and forms of domestic food preparation have changed dramatically since 1893, the year Rose Park Primary School was established. This talk will examine changes in the sorts of food eaten by the Rose Park Primary School students over time; in home cooking; and in food available from the school canteen. The changes will be presented in the context of local community and societal changes.

Document:

Food Glorious Food at Rose Park Primary School and its local community from 1893

Record of Meeting

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478doc20/5/2024

Food Glorious Food at Rose Park Primary School and its local community from 1893

Presented by Dr Kerrie Davies

Our meeting on 20 May will be part of the Burnside Historical Society’s contribution to SA’s May History Festival. Dr…

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AGM and Remembering significant Australian Aviators especially Rose Park resident John Downing

Record of Meeting

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47715/4/2024

AGM and Remembering significant Australian Aviators especially Rose Park resident John Downing

Presented by Gary Petts

The AGM of the Burnside Historical Society which will follow the speaker. The meeting on Monday 15 April will be…

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A web of stories from South Australia’s Institutes: from Adelaide to Yongala via Campbelltown and Magill

Monday 18 March 2024

A web of stories from South Australia’s Institutes: from Adelaide to Yongala via Campbelltown and Magill

Presented by Joelie Hancock

Joelie Hancock will speak on the topic “A web of stories from South Australia’s Institutes: from Adelaide to Yongala via Campbelltown and Magill.”

Joelie became curious about all the Institute buildings dotted around our State and how vital these buildings were for local communities. She has documented them all and has interesting stories to tell.

Record of Meeting

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47618/3/2024

A web of stories from South Australia’s Institutes: from Adelaide to Yongala via Campbelltown and Magill

Presented by Joelie Hancock

Joelie Hancock will speak on the topic “A web of stories from South Australia’s Institutes: from Adelaide to Yongala via…

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T: tape

d: disc

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The extraordinary life of Sir Hubert Wilkins

Monday 19 February 2024

The extraordinary life of Sir Hubert Wilkins

Presented by Carolyn Spooner

Our first monthly meeting for 2024 will be held on Monday 19 February when Carolyn Spooner is our speaker with her topic being The extraordinary life of Sir Hubert Wilkins. Some of you will recall that Caroline was scheduled to be our speaker on this topic earlier this year but a power failure in the Community Hall caused a last minute cancellation of the meeting.

George Hubert Wilkins (1888-1958) was born and raised at Mount Bryan East in South Australia at the fringe of viable agricultural land and beyond the Goyder Line. He went on to become a cinematographer, naturalist, explorer, aviator and submariner and his expeditions took him to the Arctic, Antarctic, Eastern Europe, and tropical Australia. Indeed, an “EXTRAORDINARY LIFE”.

Document:

The extraordinary life of Sir Hubert Wilkins

Record of Meeting

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475doc19/2/2024

The extraordinary life of Sir Hubert Wilkins

Presented by Carolyn Spooner

Our first monthly meeting for 2024 will be held on Monday 19 February when Carolyn Spooner is our speaker with…

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B: Burnside topic

T: tape

d: disc

doc: pdf document

*: on location

Disc and Tape recordings available in the Local History Room