Meetings

General meetings, which feature an address from a guest speaker, are free and 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.

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

Upcoming Meetings

7:30 pm Monday 21 May 2018

Presented by Professor Philip Payton

In 1910 John Verran, a Cornish copper miner from Moonta, became Premier of South Australia and thus leader of the State’s first majority Labor Government. This talk examines his rise from humble background to high office, taking into account his Cornish background, his Methodism and his trade union involvement. It also discusses the fortunes of his government and his eventual fall from grace.

Professor Payton, South Australian Historian of the Year in 2017, is Professor of History at Flinders University and Emeritus Professor of Cornish and Australian Studies at the University of Exeter. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the author of a number of scholarly publications.

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

7:30 pm Monday 18 June 2018

Presented by Rod Shearing

John Horrocks 1818-1846 appears in the South Australian pantheon of European exploration as a minor figure, but was he? Led on an odyssey by his privileged father to the Hapsburg Court, why did he end up in South Australia, buried at Penwortham?

Rod Shearing is the current, and longest-serving, President of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia (RGSA). In his role as President of the RGSA he has been active on many fronts and in recognition of this service he has been awarded the Society’s Silver Centenary Medal and a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

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

7:30 pm Monday 16 July 2018

Presented by Legh Davis

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

7:30 pm Monday 20 August 2018

Presented by Kelvin Trimper

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

7:30 pm Monday 15 October 2018

Presented by Francis Bedford

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