Down by the creek: Burnside’s first industrial zone

Monday 20 May 2013

Down by the creek: Burnside’s first industrial zone

Presented by Colin Harris

Part of About Time: South Australia’s History Festival

In the foyer adjacent to the Burnside Library is a large wooden gear wheel, believed to be the last physical remnant of the Finnissbrook Watermill. Located on Waterfall Gully Creek near the present day church of St John Vianney on Glynburn Road, the watermill was South Australia’s first, having been constructed in 1839. Along with nearby brick quarries, stone quarries and – a little later – a cooperage, it gave a distinctive character to the locality, Burnside’s first industrial zone.

Colin Harris is currently Vice President of our Society. He is a third generation resident of Burnside and a geographer and environmental historian by profession. His address will build on research carried out by James Potter for the City of Burnside in 2008.

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Down by the creek: Burnside’s first industrial zone

Presented by Colin Harris

Part of About Time: South Australia’s History Festival In the foyer adjacent to the Burnside Library is a large wooden…

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