Meetings

General meetings, which feature an address from a guest speaker, are held at the Burnside Community Centre at 7.30pm on the third Monday of each month. Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the general meetings.

  We request that you make a gold coin donation on registering at the desk.

View the full record of past meetings, including details of the talk and how to access recordings.

Upcoming Meetings

7:30 pm Monday 22 August 2022

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

All welcome.  Non-members please book on 0422 705 916.  A gold coin donation is appreciated.

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

7:30 pm Monday 19 September 2022

Presented by Skye Krichauff

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’.

All welcome. A gold coin when registering for non members.

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

7:30 pm Monday 17 October 2022

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.

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