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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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MAIN, Harry George

Service number 599
5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 15 Aug 1877

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BEAN, Edgar Layton

Service number S69476
Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2)
Born 15 Oct 1893

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BRADLEY, Donovan Rowe

Service number 2990
Field Artillery Brigades
Born 20 May 1894

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SUHARD, Noel Murray Dalton

Service number 12762
11th to 15th Depot Unit of Supply
Born 1896

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KILSBY, Maxwell Bentley

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

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RICHTER, William Ernest

Service number 1883
13th Field Artillery Brigade
Born 11 Sep 1897

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COOK, Captain John

Service number 253
43rd Infantry Battalion
Born Apr 1889

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SAVAGE, Frank Raymond

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


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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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