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Burnside is one of the city of Adelaide's original suburbs, about 5km east of the Adelaide CBD extending in to the foothills of The Adelaide Hills.   The name is derived from a Scottish term, 'burn' being the word for a creek.   So Burnside is literally 'beside a creek'.   There are in fact two in the vicinity, the perhaps unimaginatively named First and Second Creeks, which are generally dry in summer but flow vigorouly after rain in winter.

Burnside was established and named by Peter Anderson and his family who emigrated from Scotland in 1839. Anderson started a large farm on leased land near Second Creek. The farm had a large number of animals including pigs, poultry and cattle as well as barley and wheat crops.

By the 1870s the area had developed into a small village with a number of pubs in the vicinity of the intersection of Lockwood Road and High Street.  Burnside Post Office opened on 21 July 1863.

There are a number of parks but most noticeably bordering several that are shared with other suburbs. The Burnside Swimming Centre is located in nearby Hazelwood Park. Langman Reserve is part of both Burnside and Waterfall Gully and the large Newland Park has several ovals. The Feathers Hotel, a Georgian style pub, is located within the suburb. It is home to Burnside Primary School, a State government school. A number of churches in various denominations including Baptist, Lutheran and Anglican also call the suburb home.

Burnside is a prestige address.   Owing to its being one of Adelaide's first suburbs, there are many grand historic homes located within the area.  Most modern homes are built on subdivisions of the early large etestates in the area. Many homes extend up into the foothills which  offer impressive views of the city of Adelaide.  These days the title of the suburb is also applied to a large nearby centre that is on the interstection of Portrush and Greenhill roads which is the intersection of four suburbs - Tusmore, Linden Park, Glenunga and Toorak Gardens.   The City of Burnside Council Chambers are located on the same intersection, diagonally opposite the shopping centre.

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Names

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MORTIMER, Frederick

Service number 9029
Driver
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 11 Aug 1898

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APPLEDORE, Frank Harold

Service number 416480
Flight Sergeant
6 Operational Training Unit (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 20 Apr 1920

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MILLER, Donovan James

Service number 1067
Private
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Mar 1891

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HANCOCK, Alfred Vernon

Service number 268
Lieutenant
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 5 Nov 1889

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SAVAGE, Frank Raymond

Service number 5289
Corporal
1st Australian Army Service Corps Company
AIF WW1
Born 7 Oct 1892

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WALLIS, Margaret Joan

Service number SFX11654
Lieutenant
Australian Army Nursing Service
Australian Army Nursing Service
Born 29 Jun 1917

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MAIN, Harry George

Service number 599
Trooper
6th South Australian Imperial Bushmen
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 15 Aug 1877

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KILSBY, Maxwell Bentley

Service number 437422
Flight Sergeant
RAF Conversion Units
Royal Air Force
Born 26 Dec 1921

Memorials

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Burnside St David's Anglican Church Memorial Plaque

492 Glynburn Rd
Burnside, Burnside City Council - South Australia, Australia

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Burnside Primary School Memorial Gates

High Street
Burnside, Burnside City Council - South Australia, Australia

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