The History of heritage listing or not in Burnside

Monday 15 August 2022

The History of heritage listing or not in Burnside

Presented by Sandy Wilkinson

Sandy will give examples of how even the most spoilt buildings can be reconstructed and saved.

Historic Buildings in Burnside need to be listed so that buyers know they cannot be demolished.

Sandy will discuss  how the new Planning Code is, in application, failing to save buildings in Historic Area overlays and how this could be remedied.

Heritage Consultant

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462B19/9/2022

Deferred – Early Relations between the Tandanya (people of Adelaide Plains) and European Colonists, 1836 – 1840

Presented by Skye Krichauff - This lecture has been deferred due to the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II

The Adelaide district is remarkable for the positive relations that existed between the colonists and the local Aboriginal people during…

462B15/8/2022

The History of heritage listing or not in Burnside

Presented by Sandy Wilkinson

Sandy will give examples of how even the most spoilt buildings can be reconstructed and saved. Historic Buildings in Burnside…

Legend

B: Burnside topic

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The Overland Telegraph – Open for Business

7:30 pm Monday 17 October 2022

The Overland Telegraph – Open for Business

Presented by Richard Venus

150 years ago, this week (21 October 1872), communication in Australia changed forever – after two years of challenges, struggles, setbacks and disappointments, Australia’s greatest infrastructure project was open for business. 

In these days of instant communication, its hard to imagine the transformational impact of the Overland Telegraph Line (OTL) which this year celebrates its sesquicentenary.  Messages with “Home” (England) could be not just sent but exchanged in hours rather than months.

Richard will describe the background to the OTL, and the challenges faced in its construction.

Richard is a retired electrical engineer with an interest in researching and writing about South Australia’s  engineering heritage and history.  He has been instrumental in the national heritage recognition of both the Overland Telegraph Line and the East-West Telegraph and has followed the story of the OTL and its principal architect, Sir Charles Todd, through the Outback and as far afield as the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

 

 

All welcome. No charge. Refreshments provided.

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

Deferred – Early Relations between the Tandanya (people of Adelaide Plains) and European Colonists, 1836 – 1840

Monday 19 September 2022

Deferred – Early Relations between the Tandanya (people of Adelaide Plains) and European Colonists, 1836 – 1840

Presented by Skye Krichauff - This lecture has been deferred due to the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II

The Adelaide district is remarkable for the positive relations that existed between the colonists and the local Aboriginal people during the earliest years of the colony’s history.

Although initially cautious, within a few months of arrival of the first ships, a group of forty Aboriginal people (comprised of men, women and children) camped alongside the newcomers at Holdfast Bay.  Colonists perceived the local as friendly, good humoured and obliging.

This talk outlines the reasons for these relatively harmonious interactions, providing relevant historical context and focusing on key individuals.

Skye Krichauff is an ethno-historian who is interested in colonial cross-cultural relations, the relationship between history and memory, and how societies live with historical injustices. 

She has convened courses on Australian history, colonial history and Aboriginal-settler history  at Flinders University, worked as a history researcher for an Aboriginal Community organisation and as an expert historian for South Australian Native Title Services.

She is currently employed as an ARC Research Fellow on the linkage project ‘Reconciling with the Frontier’.

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462B19/9/2022

Deferred – Early Relations between the Tandanya (people of Adelaide Plains) and European Colonists, 1836 – 1840

Presented by Skye Krichauff - This lecture has been deferred due to the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II

The Adelaide district is remarkable for the positive relations that existed between the colonists and the local Aboriginal people during…

462B15/8/2022

The History of heritage listing or not in Burnside

Presented by Sandy Wilkinson

Sandy will give examples of how even the most spoilt buildings can be reconstructed and saved. Historic Buildings in Burnside…

Legend

B: Burnside topic

T: tape

d: disc

doc: pdf document

*: on location

Disc and Tape recordings available in the Local History Room

Discovering Laura Gee: An early South Australian watercolourist and Burnside resident, with examples of her work from private and public collections

Monday 21 March 2022

Discovering Laura Gee: An early South Australian watercolourist and Burnside resident, with examples of her work from private and public collections

Presented by Judy Fander

Born in 1860 Annie Laura Vernon Herford was the wife of Lionel Gee, a senior public servant in the Department of Mines. She was also a mother. Her painting, ‘Princess Alexandra Parakeets,’ hung in the Art Gallery of South Australia from 1904 until 1959. Two of her watercolour portraits, one of Catherine Helen Spence, are currently in their collection.

How and why did she become an artist? Can we call her a professional artist or was she merely a talented amateur? How and where did she get her art education?  What subjects did she paint? What audience did she paint for? Where are her paintings now?

Judy has been writing for 20 years. She took up writing after retiring from the SA education department as a librarian. This meant that she was then able to spend time on her own work. Besides publishing short stories and poetry through local writing groups, she has published a biography, “The Mineral Detective”, and is about to publish a biography of Lionel Gee, Laura’s husband, called “Where Treasures Shine”.

Judy is particularly interested in the social history of South Australia and of Burnside. 

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46121/3/2022

Discovering Laura Gee: An early South Australian watercolourist and Burnside resident, with examples of her work from private and public collections

Presented by Judy Fander

Born in 1860 Annie Laura Vernon Herford was the wife of Lionel Gee, a senior public servant in the Department…

Legend

B: Burnside topic

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Seymour College’s Centenary

Monday 20 June to Wednesday 29 June 2022

Seymour College’s Centenary

Presented by Dr Geoffrey Bishop

This is one of Adelaide’s oldest Colleges founded in February 1922 at the Crossing family home ‘Wotton Lea’ on Portrush Road.  Originally it was called the Presbyterian Girls’ College.

 

 

 

Dr Geoffrey Bishop has a background in horticulture and viticultural/wine-making history and has published extensively in both areas.  He has also researched the history of the East Torrens district of the Adelaide Hills where his family has been involved in fruit-growing since 1854.

His involvement with Seymour College arose from his mother being an Old Collegian and a good friend of the then archivist, Margaret Macdonald.  He commenced research for a centenary history in October 2017 and completed it in February of this year despite the many changes of plans caused by the Covid-19 epidemic.

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460*B20/6/2022

Seymour College’s Centenary

Presented by Dr Geoffrey Bishop

This is one of Adelaide’s oldest Colleges founded in February 1922 at the Crossing family home ‘Wotton Lea’ on Portrush…

Legend

B: Burnside topic

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Burnside’s War Memorial and the Virtual National War Memorial

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459*Bd16/5/2022

Burnside’s War Memorial and the Virtual National War Memorial

Presented by Colonial Steven Larkins OAM

History Month Activity

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The extraordinary Clarks of Hazelwood Park

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457*Bd18/4/2022

The extraordinary Clarks of Hazelwood Park

Presented by Carolyn Spooner

This is the Annual General Meeting This is also Easter Monday  

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The people in Charles Hill’s Painting of Proclamation Day, Glenelg 1836

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The early history of tramways in Adelaide with a special focus on the Burnside lines

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452doc18/10/2021

The early history of tramways in Adelaide with a special focus on the Burnside lines

Presented by Colin Seymour

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The history of vegetation in Burnside and the recent restoration of the Michael Perry Reserve

Monday 20 September 2021

The history of vegetation in Burnside and the recent restoration of the Michael Perry Reserve

Presented by Dr Mark Ellis

Michael Perry Reserve is along Second Creek in upper Stonyfell.  It can be entered from Kurrajong   Avenue.  There are several walking tracks in the area.  It is often used for wedding party photographs, particularly in the spring and autumn.  At these times there are often good opportunities for contrasting effects.

Mark has considerable experience and knowledge in Conservation & Land Management.  He currently manages the vegetation of the council reserves and the Burnside Council Nursery that grows thousands of plants for these.

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September 2021 meeting – Michael Perry Botanic Reserve – A botanical treasure brought back to life – Mark Ellis

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451BTdoc20/9/2021

The history of vegetation in Burnside and the recent restoration of the Michael Perry Reserve

Presented by Dr Mark Ellis

Michael Perry Reserve is along Second Creek in upper Stonyfell.  It can be entered from Kurrajong   Avenue.  There are several…

Legend

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T: tape

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