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WELCOME.

This is our media hub of all things Burnside.

A hub for local news about people, businesses and happenings in our community.

You will see some beautiful photos of Wyfield Reserve, one of Burnside's biodiversity sites, at the top right of this page.



WELCOME.

This is our media hub of all things Burnside.

A hub for local news about people, businesses and happenings in our community.

You will see some beautiful photos of Wyfield Reserve, one of Burnside's biodiversity sites, at the top right of this page.


  • Enrol to Vote in the 2022 Council Elections

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    Council elections will be held this October, which is your opportunity to have your say on who will represent you at the City of Burnside. While voting is not compulsory, the City of Burnside encourages you to exercise your democratic right to ensure you have a say on who your local representatives are.

    If you are not enrolled to vote, you can enrol today at www.burnside.sa.gov.au/About-Council/Councillors-Administration/Elections/Enrolling-to-Vote

    If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Experience team on 8366 4200.

  • Windback Wednesday - William Smith Grocery and Bakery

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    This well-known building is located on the corner of Portrush Road and the South Eastern Freeway, Glen Osmond. Built in 1845, it was formerly a grocery and bakery managed by the Smith family from 1852 to 1968. The Glen Osmond Post Office also operated from this store in the early years.

    In recent decades this building was the Colonial Restaurant Complex and was later occupied by the Gurdwara Sikh Society. It was confirmed as a State Heritage Place in 1989.

    W C Smith Grocery circa 1900. Burnside Local History Collection.

  • Hearing Checks at The Shed

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    Regulars at The Shed were treated to a free hearing check on Tuesday 28 June. Hearing Australia’s mobile unit was at the Shed all day offering a quick and free hearing test.

    Louise Phillips, Community Hearing Advisor, says there are 12 mobile units across the country, all funded by the Federal Government. “We service the community. We promote healthy practices and protection from damaging noises," she says.

    Bill is a Shed regular and decided to take the opportunity to have his hearing checked. “I was found to have a slight loss but nothing that affects my day-to-day activities,” he says. “At 86 years of age I am not surprised that my hearing has declined!”

    Louise says it is not just older people who experience hearing loss. “We service Bunnings stores regularly. Despite OHS requirements, some young tradespeople don’t always do the right thing when it comes to protecting their ears.”

    Anyone found to have considerable hearing loss is referred to an audiologist for follow up and possibly hearing aids.


    Bill and Louise on the Hearing Australia van.

    You can take an online hearing test at https://onlineassessment.hearing.com.au/


  • Windback Wednesday - Beaumont Road

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    Do you know what road this is?

    Beaumont Road, circa 1913. Courtesy of State Library of South Australia B763.


    This photograph taken circa 1913 identifies the road as 'Beaumont Road, Burnside'. The words 'beau' and 'mont' derive from the French words for 'beautiful' and 'mount'. In 1964 this road was renamed by Burnside Councillor Michael Perry when the Burnside and Campbelltown Councils adopted one name for the whole road.

    To discover the story behind the street names of Burnside, take a look at our website at www.burnside.sa.gov.au/Community-Recreation/Cultural-Heritage/Street-Names-Origins


    Answer: Glynburn Road

  • Burnside Highlights 29 June 2022

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  • Windback Wednesday - Glen Coola

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    German artist and Egyptologist Maximilian Ferdinand Weidenbach (1823 - 1890) built the Glen Coola stone mansion in 1861. Weidenbach migrated to South Australia in 1846 after studying hieroglyphics in Berlin and participating in a three-year archaeological dig in Egypt.

    In 1959 the Presbyterian Girls' College (now Seymour College) purchased the Glen Coola property and converted it into Abergeldie Hospital. In 1997 Hindmarsh Hospital relocated to this site and operated here until 2005, when it was purchased by Patricia Weinert who kept the name Glen Coola for the home, which is now part of the complex known as Abergeldie House.

    Glen Coola, circa 1870. Burnside Local History Collection 2021.151.

  • Cooking for a Cause Graduation

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    Five students recently graduated from Council's Cooking for a Cause Course.

    The free four-week cooking course teaches teenagers to cook healthy nutritious meals, which will then be delivered to a range of organisations for the homeless in Adelaide via Oz Harvest.

    Keep an eye on the City of Burnside website for the dates of courses later in the year.

    L - R: Instructor Kate and graduates Finlay, Chloe, Peiran, Lydia and Yeushan


  • Windback Wednesday - Clayton Wesley Uniting Church

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    The Clayton Wesley Uniting Church on the corner of Portrush Road and The Parade, Beulah Park was built in 1883 and designed in a Gothic revival style by Edward Davies. The church features a high roofline and an asymmetrically placed 38-metre-tall spire. The spire features a carved relief sculpted by William J Maxwell that depicts 'The Presentation of Christ in the Temple'.

    The 'old' church, constructed in 1855, is a stone and brick tuck-pointed chapel in simple Gothic revival style and remains at the rear of the main church today.

    Photographs: Clayton Church, circa 1897 and the ‘Old’ Clayton Church, circa 1872. Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia.


  • Burnside Highlights 17 June 2022

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    Mayor of Burnside Anne Monceaux brings you this week's Burnside Highlights, including:

    ✅ Magill Village Project progressing with new verge plantings installed
    ✅ Regal Theatre open again after upgrade to air conditioning system
    ✅ Life Among Trees exhibition calling for artists until Friday 29 July
    ✅ Dulwich Community Centre redevelopment consultation closes Friday 24 June.

    To find out more information and receive the latest updates about what's going on in Burnside, sign up to engage.burnside at www.engage.burnside.sa.gov.au

  • Windback Wednesday - Burnside Primary School gates

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    Did you know that the gates at Burnside Primary School are local heritage listed? These entrance gates were built in 1926 as a memorial to the scholars who fell in the First World War.

    The school opened in 1869 as Burnside School with 42 students and the first licensed headmistress Ruth England. The private home located on William Street, which served as the first classroom, is known today as The Cottage. Over the past century, purpose-built classrooms have been added as the school expanded. There are now over 800 students and 70 staff members. Alumni include Andy Thomas (astronaut), Tim May (Australian cricketer) and Fiona Pike (Australian golfer).

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