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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.


  • Windback Wednesday - Gilbert Wood Scout Hall

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    Do you recognise this building in Tusmore Park?

    The Gilbert Wood Scout Hall was built in 1938 and officially opened in February 1939 by Lord Hampton, Chief Commissioner of Scouts in England. The hall is named in honour of Gilbert E. Wood, the first president of the Group Council of Linden Park Boy Scouts.

    The building was originally planned as a modest iron and wood structure, but Mrs Gilbert E. Wood donated £400 towards its construction, allowing a more ambitious brick structure to be built with supplementary funds raised in the local community. Upon its opening it was recognised as one of the finest Scout halls in the state and served as the headquarters of Linden Park Boy Scouts.

    Today the building is home to the Glenside Lions Bookmart.

    Photograph circa 1938, State Library of South Australia PRG 287/1/6/34

  • Men's Breakfast celebrates 10 years

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    🎵 ‘Oh we love to have brekky with Stewie...’ 🎵


    A unique cover of the famous Slim Dusty song ‘Duncan’ echoes around the rooms of the Kensington Baseball Club at Newland Park in Erindale.


    🎵 ‘Oh we love to have brekky with Stew...’ 🎵


    About 40 fellas have squeezed into the clubrooms this morning for the celebration of 10 years of the Men’s Breakfast – a massive cream-covered cake sits in the corner, waiting to be eaten (keep in mind it is not even 9 am yet). Coffee, tea and a sausage and egg meal have already been consumed, lifting the spirits of the early risers.


    🎵 ‘We eat in moderation…’ 🎵


    An initiative of the City of Burnside as part of the Burnside Home Support Program and with My Aged Care, the Men’s Breakfast has now come together every Monday morning for 10 years to provide mateship, social interaction and general life support to one another.

    The laughter and jeering with every song or (inappropriate) joke told can be heard from outside the clubrooms, and the atmosphere felt even further.

    As a viewer, it’s hard not to get caught up in the joy and find yourself smiling at nothing and everything all at once.


    🎵 ‘We meet at the Kensington Baseball Club, where the atmosphere is great…’ 🎵


    A member of the Men’s Breakfast since day one, Burnside resident Graeme said the group dynamic always rang with positivity and was a great social outlet for so many in the area.

    Having formed a cycling group with guys he met during the breakfast, Graeme is one of many who has made friends for life at these weekly get togethers.


    🎵 ‘I love to have a brekky with Stewie...’ 🎵


    Meeting every Monday morning, the Men’s Breakfast is always ready to take on new members, all you need is a Social Support Group referral from My Aged Care and be registered with the Burnside Home Support Program.

    To learn if you are eligible for services call the Burnside Home Support Program team at 8366 4193 or visit our website.


    🎵 ‘’Cause Stewie’s me mate.’ 🎵




  • Burnside Highlights 13 March 2024

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    Following community consultation and State Government approval, five locations in Burnside will soon become 40 km/h speed limit areas, with signage to be installed from late March onwards. We also have a number of important engagements available for your feedback at www.engage.burnside.sa.gov.au, as well as variety of great events coming up including our Harmony Week concert on Friday 22 March. Find out more in this episode of Burnside Highlights with Mayor Anne Monceaux.


  • Men's Shed celebrate member's milestone

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    Sitting in the tearoom just off from the workshop, the City of Burnside Men’s Shed group gather around the large table, a cool breeze blowing in from across the community garden on Conyngham Street.

    Coming together to celebrate the 90th birthday of longtime member Graham, fellas from all the different daily groups have come to share a barbeque and a yarn.

    The smell of sausages, burgers and cooking onions floats over the precinct, while coffees are dispersed, and birthday cake prepped for after. Handshakes are exchanged and happy birthday’s yelled as each member arrives.

    Many of these men have been a part of The Men’s Shed program for years and come here every week to partake in woodwork and social activity. Originally strangers, the group forms a tight bond providing social support for one another in a family type atmosphere.

    A no obligation community centre developed for those over 65 and living in the eastern regions, The Shed is a space for men and women to come and work on projects or just spend time with others who have similar life experience. An asset of the City of Burnside, The Shed programs are funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) to provide subsidised low level support services and programs.

    The Shed’s Men’s Program runs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday while the Women’s Program is run Thursday mornings with mixed gender in the afternoon.




  • International Women's Day - Margaret Bond

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    Margaret Bond AM was the first female Mayor of the City of Burnside, serving in this role from 1975 to 1979. She also served as Councillor from 1968 to 1973, Alderman in 1974 to 1975 and then again as an Alderman from 1979 to 1981.

    Throughout her time at City of Burnside she served as State and National president of the Local Government Women’s Association. In recognition of her commitment to the City of Burnside, Margaret was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia.

    Margaret Bond Playing Field in Glenunga was named in her honour.

  • International Women's Day - Daisy Salotti

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    Daisy Maud Salotti (1889-1970) was a generous benefactor who bequeathed funds to the Dulwich Senior Citizens Club (now known as the Dulwich Community Centre). These funds were used to extend the Club in 1974, including the addition of a hall at the rear of the original house. The Centre’s hall is named in her honour.

    Daisy was also an accomplished pianoforte player, and through a bequest of $6,000 to the University of Adelaide, established the "Daisy Burmeister Salotti Pianoforte Scholarship" for students taking piano as their chief practical study. Daisy passed away in August 1970 and is buried at Glen Osmond Cemetery.

  • International Women's Day - Coralie Soward

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    Coralie Soward was a trailblazer, becoming the first female Elected Member of the City of Burnside in 1968. Later, from 1979 to 1982, she served as Mayor. In recognition of her dedicated service, she was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 1999 for her contributions to social welfare and health organisations, as well as local government. In honour of her contributions, the Coralie Soward Hall at Burnside Community Centre was named after her.

  • International Women's Day - Dorrit Black

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    Dorothea Black (1891-1951) is one of Australia’s most highly recognised modern artists. Born and raised in Burnside, she studied at the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts and the Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London. Modernism was not always popular, but Black continued to paint, exhibit and teach modernist art principles throughout her life.

    She painted from her house in Magill, painted landscapes of the Adelaide Hills, taught at the School of Arts and Crafts, was on the committee of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts in 1938, vice-chair of the Contemporary Art Society of South Australia and was an active member of the Australian Labor Party. She worked across mediums – watercolour, oil, still life, portraiture and landscapes. Dorrit is buried with her family at the Historic Magill Wesleyan Cemetery.

    Photograph: Dorrit Black, 1921, photograph by Judith Fletcher.

  • International Women's Day - Mary Penfold

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    Mary Penfold nee Holt was born circa 1818 in Edmonton, England. In May 1835, Mary married medical student Christopher Rawson Penfold (1811-1870). In 1844, Mary, Christopher and their daughter Georgina migrated to South Australia and purchased land in the Village of Makgill (now known as the suburb of Magill). Winemaking on the Magill property began in 1847, with the wine intended to treat Christopher’s patients. Mary assisted in this process, supervising workers and completing the bookkeeping.

    After Christopher died in 1870, Mary became the sole owner of the vineyard. Under her care and with the support of vigneron Joseph Gillard junior (1836-1927) the business thrived. According to newspaper articles of the time, all blending of wines and the selection of grape varieties was done under her direction, according to her judgement and taste. At age 77, Mary died on 3 December 1895. Mary had a significant role in pioneering the company and is worthy of recognition as a pioneer vigneron.

    Pictured: Mary and Georgina Penfold, circa 1850. Courtesy of Geoffrey Bishop.

  • 40 km/h zones approved for Burnside

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    Last year we went out to community consultation on whether several zones within the City of Burnside should become 40 km/h speed limit areas, down from the pre-existing 50 km/h speed limits. Of the six areas proposed, five areas were successfully voted for by the community to become 40 km/h zones.


    Following this process, we worked with the Department for Infrastructure and Transport to implement this speed limit change and we are excited to announce that the 40 km/h speed limit has been approved for the following areas:

    • Rose Park, Dulwich and Toorak Gardens
    • Beulah Park and Kensington Park (part – north of The Parade)
    • Frewville, Glenunga and Glen Osmond (part)
    • Kensington Park (part – south of The Parade)
    • Kensington Gardens (part) and Magill (part – west of Penfold Road)
    • Magill (part – east of Penfold Road).


    With approval now received, the City of Burnside will begin to install 40 km/h speed signs towards the end of March. Temporary ‘Speed Limit Changed’ signs will also be in place in the affected areas.

    Thank you to everyone who had their say on road safety in their community. Stay tuned to our website and socials for more updates in this space.

Page last updated: 19 Jul 2024, 09:00 AM