December 2017

December, 2017 (Vol. 37, No. 4)

Burnside Historical Society newsletter, December, 2017, cover
  • Unveiling of the Malt Factory plaque
  • A visit to SunBEEm Honey
  • Dr Alexander Stewart Paterson - Colonial Surgeon
  • The Burnside Ballroom


September 2017

September, 2017 (Vol. 37, No. 1)

Burnside Historical Society newsletter, September, 2017, cover
  • BHS History Quiz Night
  • Glenside Hospital then and now - meeting report
  • Memories of the Demasius Store


June 2017

June, 2017 (Vol. 37, No. 2)

Burnside Historical Society newsletter, June, 2017, cover
  • Burnside Walks mobile app launch
  • Coopers on Statenborough
  • Memories of family and the Burnside Council


March 2017

February, 2017 (Vol. 37, No. 1)

Burnside Historical Society newsletter, February, 2017, cover
  • David Mattingley awarded Legion of Honour
  • Wendy McGuffog: Community Volunteer of the Year
  • Tusmore Park Gates
  • Archives: from Babylon to Burnside
  • Finnisbrook watermill: a United Kingdom connection


December 2016

December, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 4)

Burnside Historical Society newsletter, December, 2016, cover
  • Vale Elizabeth Warburton
  • A weekend in Rain Shadow country


September 2016

September, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 3)

Burnside Historical Society newsletter, September, 2016, cover
  • What is happening at Wheal Watkins?
  • Malt extraction: a sticky business Part two


June 2016

June, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 2)

Burnside Historical Society newsletter, June, 2016, cover
  • Malt Extraction: a sticky business
  • Old Joe - Samela Harris
  • My recollections of Joe Shay - Sonia McCarron

Visit Wheal Watkins Mine Glen Osmond, Sunday 5th June 2016

Sunday 5th June 2016, 1 – 4pm

Did you miss out on our Wheal Watkins mine tours during South Australia’s History Festival? Please join us for a surface visit to the State Heritage listed Wheal Watkins mine at Glen Osmond. This is a free event where you can learn more about the mine’s history and look into the tunnels from the mine entrances.

We’d love to see the mine reopened for heritage tours in the future.

Parking available at the end of Allandale Avenue, Glen Osmond.

Enquiries to 0418 802 041.

Come along. Bring your family and friends.

Please note there are no toilets on site.

Read more about the mine on


March 2016

March, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 1)

Burnside Historical Society newsletter, March, 2016, cover
  • Private 3872 Rufus Gordon Rigney 48th Battalion AIF
  • The Glen Osmond Silver Lead Mines in the Early 1960s

Annual General Meeting 18th April 2016

Notice is hereby given that the 35th Annual General Meeting of the Burnside Historical Society Inc. will be held in the Burnside Community Centre on Monday 18th April 2016, at 7.30 pm.


  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of the previous AGM held on 20/04/2015 (ratified at 18/05/2015 general meeting)
  4. President’s Report
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Determination of Subscription Fees for 2016 -17
  7. Election of the Committee for 2016 -17
  8. Election of the Auditor for 2016 -17
  9. Any other business
  10. Close of meeting

The current Committee (elected at the previous AGM) consists of:

  • President *Meredith Ide JP
  • Vice President VACANT
  • Secretary VACANT
  • Treasurer *Richard House OAM
  • Other members
    • *Anne Both
    • *Dr Ross Both
    • Judy Fander
    • Ally Preiss
    • *David Rogers
    • Geraldine Treloar OAM

Note: Since the 2015 AGM there has been no Vice President or Secretary. In accordance with Paragraph 8.1 of the Society’s Constitution, all of those marked with an asterisk * above – the President, Treasurer and three other Committee Members – must retire, but are eligible for re-election.

Regarding Committee Members – David Rogers will not be seeking re-election.

We would welcome two more Committee Members. Please talk to any of those listed if you have an interest in joining the Committee.