Burra has a wealth of photos waiting to be seen.  Here is a small selection of the collection. 

If you are interested in purchasing a print or have some photos that you would like to share with us, please contact the Burra History Group.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank the wonderful people who have been so generous in both loaning and donating their photos (and other memorabilia) to us.  Well over 100 photographs have been donated from various sources.  In particular we would like to mention Nancy Pearce for her particularly generous contributions.


Panorama of Burra, April 2005

Fool's Corner in 1905

Fool's Corner in 2005

Southern side of Market Square in 1908

Southern side of Market Square in 2005

The original St. Joseph's Chapel and School in Commercial Road, Kooringa, with the old convent at the rear

Same location in Commercial Road, photographed January 205

St Joseph's circa 1900

St Joseph's in 2005

Rotunda about 1911

Rotunda in 2005

North Side of Commercial St, Kooringa, Burra in the 1920s

North Side of Commercial St, Burra in February 2005

Early photo of the Burra Institute

The former Burra Institute (now Burra Town Hall) in February 2005

Swing Bridge across the Burra Creek about 1920

A different bridge in about the same location as the old Swing Bridge in 2005

Best Place, Aberdeen, Burra North in the 1920s

Best Place, Aberdeen, Burra North in February 2005

Kingston Street Bridge, Kooringa, Burra in the late 1800s

Kingston Street Bridge, Kooringa, Burra in February 2005

Commercial Street, Kooringa, Burra in the late 1800s

Commercial Street, Kooringa, Burra in February 2005

Known locally as the Powerhouse, the Burra Electric Supply Co built in 1925

Former Burra Electric Supply Co building, February 2005

Burra Mine showing the Powder Magazine on the hill (1847)
Centre is Peacock's Enginehouse;
Right is Graves' Enginehouse
 Foreground: horse operated rope whim for hauling up ore

The powder magazine on the hill and Graves engine house are the only items remaining that were visible in the original photo. Photo taken May 2005.
 

Grain silos in Farrell Flat, 1950s

Grain silos in Farrell Flat, April 5, 2005

Community Pool in 1960s

Former Community Pool in May 2005

Dollman's Garage, August 1951

The former  site of Dollman's Garage in 2004

Snells

Gaslight Collectibles and Old Books (formerly Snells) in 2004