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 20 July 2020

Presented by Anne and Ross Both

Osmond Gilles was a notable figure in early colonial South Australia and this talk will provide a brief biography and outline of his contribution to the establishment of South Australia, both as Colonial Treasurer and as a private citizen. It will also summarise the Burnside Historical Society’s Osmond Gilles project, culminating in the June 2020 restoration of his grave site in the West Terrace Cemetery.

Anne Both is a foundation member of the BHS who in recent years has served on a number of its committees. Five years ago she initiated the restoration project of Osmond Gilles’ grave and is now relieved that the restoration has been completed. Ross Both is also a foundation member of the Society. He is a retired geologist with an interest in mining history. His publications include the history of the Glen Osmond silver-lead mines and an account of a dispute between Osmond Gilles and his brother Lewis over the lease of the Glen Osmond Mine. He was one of the volunteer guides for Wheal Watkins tours until those tours ceased in 2005.

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 17 August 2020

Presented by Colin Harris

We all treasure our childhood memories and where we grew up usually looms large in those memories. For Colin Harris it was the Burnside foothills and in revisiting that childhood he can tell us much of how Burnside has changed over the many intervening decades.

Colin is a third generation resident of Burnside and a past President of the BHS. He is currently Co-Editor of the Society’s Newsletter. Retired, he spent three decades of his working life in the South Australian Environment Department where he was responsible for the protection of a number of aspects of our natural and cultural heritage.

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