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 May 2019

Presented by Year 7 Burnside Primary School students

Year 7 students from Burnside Primary School will present research about the history of their school and community. This event is a culmination of a term’s research by students who gathered stories through interviews, excursions, newspaper research, photos, family records and other sources. Burnside Primary School has the honour of being one of the earliest primary schools in SA. In 1869 Ruth England of Burnside was recommended for a licence to operate a school under the Central Board of Education, starting the school in a private home.

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 June 2019

Presented by Dr Kristin Weidenbach

Award winning local author Dr Kristin Weidenbach will talk about presenting history for children, drawing on her non-fiction picture books: King of the Outback: the story of Sidney Kidman, Tom the Outback Mailman and Meet Banjo Paterson.

Kristin’s adult titles include Growing up Moonta, Mailman of the Birdsville Track: the story of Tom Kruse and Rock Star: the story of Reg Sprigg. She has also written the official histories of energy company Santos, the Cruising Yacht Club of SA, and the pastoral company AJ & PA McBride Pty Ltd. Kristin is also a PhD immunologist who switched to a writing career after completing postdoctoral research at Stanford University in California.

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