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 […]

Yorke Peninsula Regional Tour

We left Adelaide on Saturday morning and stopped for tea break at Port Wakefield which had been important during the early days of copper mining. Whilst learning more about the flat limestone country we went on to see the ruins of the lime kiln at Wool Bay. Then to the railway settlement town Bute and […]

Bullockies, Farmers and Railway People

We travelled via Virginia to join the old Copper Road that had been used by the bullock drays taking copper from Burra to Port Wakefield for export to Port Adelaide and overseas. At Mintaro we saw the extent of the old buildings that had developed at the overnight stop over points along the road. At […]

Murray Meander

We left on Friday to the Murray Mallee via the central Mt Lofty Ranges. We had a short coach tour of Mt Torrens township, and morning tea at Mt Pleasant. Cooke’s Hill, provided an expansive view east over the Murray Flats towards the Murray Mallee and was used to introduce members to the physical character […]

Kapunda and Burra

Saturday morning at Kapunda, and the rest of the weekend at Burra, staying overnight in the Paxton Square Cottages. Organised and led by Mr Greg Drew from the Dept of Mines and Energy.

The Copper Triangle – Kadina, Wallaroo and Moonta

Saturday morning at Kadina. Saturday afternoon at Wallaroo, staying overnight at the Sonburn Lodge Guesthouse. Sunday all day in Moonta. Organised and led by Mr Greg Drew from the Dept of Mines and Energy.

The Riverland – Renmark, Berri and Barmera

Left Adelaide on Friday night to arrive at Berri at 9.30 and stay two nights at the Berri Hotel. Saturday morning, visit to the National Trust property Olivewood followed by local tour under guidance of Renmark National Trust. 3 hour trip on the Murray from Renmark on P.S. Industry with barbecue lunch. Visit to Wilabalangaloo. […]