Wheal Watkins 1843 Heritage Mine, Glen Osmond Above-Ground Guided Tour

A History Festival Event

Wheal Watkins was part of Australia’s first metalliferous mining area.  It is a 178 year old silver-lead mine site that became the introduction to Cornish mining in South Australia. The area was worked in the 1840’s and was the forerunner to the mining industry based on copper in SA. It transformed the economy of South Australia from depression to rapid growth and prosperity.

Sunday 16 May 2021, for 1 h0ur

Groups limited to 16

Starting either 1.00 pm or 2.30 pm, arrive 15 mins prior

Cost: Adults  $5.00

Phone 0439 478 352

Sturdy footwear needed.  Not suitable for wheelchairs. Walkers require a moderate degree of mobility as lengthy, undulating track and steps to get up and down along the path.

Meet guide at Wheal Watkins Reserve Fire Track, Allandale Avenue, Glen Osmond.  Park near 23 Allandale Avenue. but there are only a few parks at end of the road.

 

 

West Terrace Cemetery Walk

 Saturday 17 April at 10.30 am

Members only

Bookings essential as numbers are limited.

Participants should wear closed in footwear as some paths are unpaved.  A hat and water are advisable.  Indicate if you are interested in joining us for lunch after the walk (a venue to be arranged).

Phone Secretary Margaret Ford  0438 838 894

It will be led by Anne and Ross Both, each leading a group of 12.  Meet at the lodge at the West Terrace entrance to the cemetery.  Parking is available in the cemetery grounds.

The grave sites to be visited include Osmond Gilles, William Ashton, Constable Hyde, the Kingston Allotments, the Carl Linger Memorial, Boyle Travis Finnes, Dr William Wyatt and William Patrick Auld.

 

 

Newsletter:

September 2020

September, 2020 (Vol. 40, No. 3)

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  • BHS's 40th year - some comments from the present
  • Richard House, President 1989-94
  • The Big Tree - Anne Both

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  • Osmond Gilles grave restoration
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December 2019

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  • Margaret Preiss’s 90th Birthday

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  • Osmond Gilles Grave Restoration Project
  • Toorak the Beautiful
  • Burnside Primary School - 150 years

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June 2019

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  • Meeting Report - SA Women Serving in WW2
  • BHS visits Mylor
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March 2019

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  • 2019 SA History Festival
  • Recollections of Magill - part two
  • Memories - Valerie J Comport

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December 2018

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  • Historical and Cultural Officer - welcome Laura Evans
  • The Margins of the Good Earth - BHS regional tour
  • Burnside Street Names and their Origins - another revealed
  • Recollections of Magill - Part one
  • A Beam on SunBEEm Honey