Bay to Birdwood and Back to Burnside

Monday 16 August 2021

Bay to Birdwood and Back to Burnside

Presented by Michelle Toft

The inaugural Bay to Birdwood Run was held in 1980 to commemorate the issuing of the first South Australian driver’s license in 1906. Within ten years, the Run had become a premier historic motoring event receiving national recognition. Over 40 years later, the event endures and is the largest continually held motoring event for veteran, vintage and classic vehicles in the world.

Since 2016, the City of Burnside’s Historical and Cultural Officer, Michelle Toft, has been part of the Bay to Birdwood organising team. Michelle will share her experiences of the event and how it led to her role at the City of Burnside.

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Toft is the Historical and Cultural Officer at the City of Burnside and a recent member of the Burnside Historical Society.  Michelle completed her Master of Cultural Heritage in 2016 and began working as a curator at the History Trust of South Australia. During her three years there, she worked at the Centre of Democracy, Migration Museum, National Motor Museum and Maritime Museum. In 2018, Michelle was appointed Local History Coordinator at the City of Holdfast on a short-term contract. The role suited Michelle’s passion for history, and she pursued similar roles at the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and then the City of Burnside in 2019.

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449B16/8/2021

Bay to Birdwood and Back to Burnside

Presented by Michelle Toft

The inaugural Bay to Birdwood Run was held in 1980 to commemorate the issuing of the first South Australian driver’s…

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B: Burnside topic

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