Significant Dates in Burnside's History
VILLAGE OF MAKGILL(MAGILL) subdivided and offered for sale.
THE ANDERSON FAMILY from SCOTLAND establishes a farm next to Second Creek. They are Burnside's first official settlers and call their farm Burnside.
- "WHEAL GAWLER" silver-lead mine begins operating at Glen Osmond. It is Australia's oldest metalliferous mine.
- TOLL - BAR on the Mount Barker road is established. The toll was abolished 6 years later.
- WILLIAM PRESCOTT begins farming at Rose Park.
- DR. CHRISTOPHER PENFOLD acquires land at Magill and begins establishing a vineyard.
- "KURRALTA"' one of Burnside's oldest and finest mansions, built by DR. WILLIAM WYAT
Land is donated in Magill for the establishment of a public school.
"BEAUMONT" is laid out and offered for sale by SIR SAMUEL DAVENPORT.
One of Burnside's first cottages is built. Called "BRACKLYN" it is later enlarged and called "IVYMEAD". It still stands.
The CLARK FAMILY acquires 45 acres and names the property "Hazelwood". Part of this land is now Hazelwood Park.
- BURNSIDE, originally part of the DISTRICT COUNCIL OF EAST TORRENS (1853-1997), is proclaimed a district.
- Chairman of the Burnside Council was DR. C.R. PENFOLD.
- (Aug. 19) First council meeting held at the GREEN GATE INN on Greenhill Road.
STONYFELL VINEYARDS are established by HENRY CLARK.
THOMAS COOPER begins brewing ale at NORWOOD
The BURNSIDE INN is built on High Street.
STONYFELL QUARRY lease acquired by HENRY DUNSTAN.
STONYFELL OLIVE OIL CO. founded.
THOMAS COOPER purchases premises in Statenborough Street, LEABROOK.
Foundation stone laid for the CLAYTON-WESLEY Church.
BENNETT'S POTTERY established at Magill. Still operates on the same site.
KENSINGTON OVAL acquired by the council.
FOUNDATION STONE of the QUEEN VICTORIA HOSPITAL is laid by the DUKE OF CORNWALL.
TUSMORE PARK is purchased by the COUNCIL.
PRESENT BURNSIDE TOWN HALL and OFFICES are built.
BURNSIDE is proclaimed a MUNICIPALITY.
Last load of chaff sent out from PRESCOTT'S FARM in ROSE PARK.
BURNSIDE proclaimed a CITY.
BURNSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY opens.
GEORGE BOLTON SWIMMING CENTRE opens.
BEAUMONT COMMON passes to the control of the Council.
BURNSIDE COMMUNITY CENTRE opens next to the Library.
Burnside Council launches its CUSTOMER SERVICE philosophy and initiatives.
PENFOLD RESERVE at MAGILL opens.
- 140TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
- BALLROOM refurbished
- BURNSIDE 2006 strategic plan launched
- SWIMMING CENTRE redeveloped
- INTEGRATED WASTE STRATEGY implemented
- GLENSIDE RETENTION BASIN opened
- Local Government Reform Board decides Burnside will not be required to amalgamate with any adjoining council/s.
- SKYE and part of AULDANA merged.
- Skye and those parts of Auldana not already part of Burnside are incorporated into the City of Burnside.
- BURNSIDE MILLENIUM PROJECT started.
- Building starts on the new library and community facilities attached to the Town Hall. Stage one is completed in October 2000.
- Stage two of the library and community facilities is completed.
- COOPERS BREWERY moves from its Leabrook site after 120 years.
Richard Crabb, Burnside's City Engineer, retires after more than 40 years with the Burnside Council.
In June a retirement village on the former Cooper's Brewery site opens.
Vision 2020. The City of Burnsides' Strategic planning process commences.