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 October 2019

Presented by Helen Stagg

Helen’s paper takes a journey through the research for her book, Harnessing the River Murray: stories of the people who built Locks 1 to 9, 1915-1935.* She reveals her motivation to record the stories and experiences of people who did not get the chance to author their own story. Her presentation will include some of the first-hand accounts and oral history which informed her research, including a ‘metaphorical literary time-capsule’ of letters written by children on the locks in the 1920s.

Helen Stagg grew up in Mildura, Victoria and graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts, followed by a Diploma of Education. In 2010, Helen obtained her Masters in History and self-published her book on the locks. Helen has presented papers at national and state history conferences and published in various peer-reviewed journals.

*Available for purchase on the night, $44.95 (cash only)

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 November 2019

Come and celebrate another successful year for the Burnside Historical Society by attending the Quiz Night at our final meeting of the year in our usual meeting venue, the Burnside Community Centre Hall. Quizmaster Bob Stace will again test your knowledge of Burnside and South Australian history and also ensure you have an enjoyable evening. Invite friends and neighbours and make up a table of 8 or just come along and join a friendly BHS table.

BYO supper to share on your table. Wine, soft drinks, tea/coffee and nibbles provided. Cost is $10 per person with bookings to Margaret Ford on 0438838894.

All welcome.

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