The Story of Food and the Humble Olive in Burnside



History Month Festival

Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 11.30 am (approx 90 mins)

Burnside Community Centre, 401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore

Adults:  $5.00.

Bookings required – Event capacity 70

Contact Burnside Library, Phone 8366 4280, e-mail:

Have you ever wondered what was eaten in Burnside in the past? The available vegetables, fruits and meats?  The types of farming techniques and food storage?  Derek Bransbury, President of Burnside Historical Society outlines this before introducing Margaret Ford OAM and ‘The Story of the Olive in South Ausralia: from the Buffalo to Beaumont. ‘The  olive has been an essential commodity for centuries, a source for medicine, food and even waterproofing! In 1836, olives arrived in South Australia aboard HMS Buffalo.  Margaret weaves the story of olives from the scandals, myths and a bottle label.   Light refreshments provided. Bookings essential.

Presented by Burnside Library