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.

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Upcoming Meetings

7:30 pm Monday 18 February 2019

Presented by Denise Schumann OAM

Heysen’s art and his life remain subjects of great interest and reflection, but few realise that in his early years he lived in Hackney and Stepney where he attended Mathilde Piper’s School. He later went to East Adelaide Model School with Peter Dawson, then worked at Cowell’s Timber Yard on The Parade where he commenced art lessons with James Ashton at the Norwood Town Hall. Denise Schumann will reflect on how these early years impacted on Heysen’s artistic talents and played a part in shaping his extraordinary life.

Denise has worked as a historical and cultural heritage consultant designing and implementing creative history projects across South Australia. For many years she has worked in the field of cultural heritage policy and infrastructure development and is known for her innovative and radical approach to cultural planning. She has achieved national recognition for devising sensitive and practical solutions in the area of cultural heritage interpretation and strategic development of heritage precincts in metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia.

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 March 2019

Presented by Andrew Peake

Samuel Hübbe (1848-1900) had an adventurous life which included employment on the construction of the Overland Telegraph in 1870-72 and later as an inspector of outback properties with the Surveyor General’s Department. In 1895 he was selected to lead an overland expedition to determine whether it was feasible to open a cattle stock route from Oodnadatta, across the north of South Australia and south to Coolgardie in Western Australia where the miners were desperate for fresh meat.

Andrew Peake has had a long interest in history and is a founding member of the Burnside Historical Society. He published his first family history in 1972 and since then he has published widely in the fields of local and family history. In 1973 with the then Anglican Archbishop of Adelaide (Dr TT Reed) he founded the South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society. His best known (and recently republished) book is Sources for South Australian History.

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