On the Margins of the Good Earth

This was a three day tour to the margins of the good earth, the farming country in and around the southern Flinders Ranges. It was a visiting American scholar, the geographer Donald Meinig, who described the agricultural settlement of this country as akin to living on the margins of the good earth and his 1962 […]

Rain Shadow Country – Life on the Edge

Join your friends from the Society in an informative and enjoyable weekend tour to the rain shadow country on the eastern margins of the Mt Lofty Ranges. Although the Ranges are low and almost insignificant on a global scale, they have a profound impact on rainfall. The higher parts of the Ranges enjoy an average […]

The Coorong

Join your friends from the Society in an informative and enjoyable weekend tour to the Coorong with overnight (motel) accommodation at Kingston. Previous regional tours organised by the BHS have travelled through the Coorong, but only in transit. There has been no detailed look at the history and natural history of this fascinating area and […]

The Northern Safari

We left on a Friday and had morning tea at Auburn. Then on to see the exterior of the Gladstone Goal followed by lunch which was organised by Burnside Historical Society members John and Elizabeth Rogers at Remarkable View Winery where we also sampled their wine courtesy of the owners Karen and Malcolm Orrock. Our […]

Penola and Naracoorte

Left Adelaide 5.30 Friday night to arrive at Naracoorte at about 1015 and stay two nights at the William MacIntock Motel . Some people had to spend the first night at The Country Roads Motel. Saturday morning walking tour of Penola led by Claire Larkin followed by talk on Mary McKillop and visit to Mary […]

The South-East

Lunch was at Keith and we then went on to Naracoorte Caves where we were met by Peter Rymill and Margaret Muller. We had tours of Blanche Cave and Wonnabi Fossil Centre. Afternoon tea was at Bent Wing Café. We then visited Rymill Winery and were given a brief history of Coonawarra District by Peter […]

Murray Meander – The Riverland

Up to the Riverland via Gawler (where we had a breakdown), Truro, and Blanchetown to Banrock Station winery for lunch and education about the revival of the wetlands being done by the winery. Then to Olive Wood, the Chaffey brother’s home in Renmark and to the Barmera Country Club for the night. After dinner Garth […]

Broken Hill

Left Adelaide at 7.45 on Friday and drove to Kapunda for a morning tea stop and a walk around the main streets whilst a mechanical problem on the bus was repaired. Then on to Yunta for lunch and to Broken Hill for three nights at the Mine Host Hotel. On Saturday we had a heritage […]

The Tatiara District

The first stop on the way down was at Keith for morning tea and a tour of the town led by a National Trust member to see some of the conditions experienced by pioneers. Then lunch at the Willalooka Tavern followed by a drive along the gold escort route visiting Buckingham, Cannawigra Station and Poocher’s […]

The Barossa

Left Adelaide 8.30 Saturday and travelled via One Tree Hill to the short lived Barossa goldfields. Then to the whispering wall of the Barossa reservoir and to Springton where the Herbig family started life in a hollow tree. A tour and lunch at Collingrove homestead, and then to the English settlement of Angaston and the […]