The following resources are discussed in this section:-

 

There are many references available on the township of Burra and her people.  We have sorted the references into the following categories:-

Unfortunately, many of these valuable resources are either out of print or have never been officially published, however all the references mentioned below are available at the Ian Auhl History Room at the Burra Community Library.

 

Mining Era

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Auhl, Ian, The Story Of The Monster Mine The Burra Burra Mine And Its Townships 1845-1877. Investigator Press, Adelaide 1986

Auhl, Ian, Burra And District A Pictorial Memoir Lynton Publishing, Blackwood1975

Auhl, Ian, Denis Marfleet, Australia’s Earliest Mining Era South Australia 1841-1851 Paintings by S.T.Gill, Rigby, 1975

Auhl, Ian, Burra Burra Reminiscences of The Burra Mine and its Townships,  Adelaide 1975

Auhl, Ian, The Burra Model School 1878-1978 A Centenary History, Blackwood, 1977

Carter, Jennifer, Burra 1845-1851 a Directory of Early Folk, 1996

Drew, G. J. Burra Miners 1860-1865 and Index to Burra Burra Mines Copper ore Day books July 1860-November 1861 October 1863-December 1865

Treloar, Frank, Looking Back, Burra 1929

Burra General

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Auhl, Ian, Perry Maurice, Burra Sketchbook, Hong Kong, 1969

Finch, Peter, & Auhl, Ian, Burra in Colour, Rigby, Adelaide

Fuss, Eric,  Summaries of the Burra Record 1876 - 1950, CD available for purchase $30

Booklets

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Auhl, Ian, In Cellar Cool Unicorn Brewery Kooringa 1873-1902, Adelaide 1974

Auhl, Ian, Burra Glimpses of the past, Adelaide, 1979

Auhl, Ian, Burra in Historial Perspective

Auhl, Ian, District council of Burra Burra 1872-1972 A history of local government  1972

Back to Burra Souvenir 1925 Burra Burra Show Incorporated, Burra, 1925

Burra Centenary Committee, Back to Burra Celebrations 1936

Burra Centenary Souvenir 1945, Burra 1945

Burra S Aus, Jubilee Year Souvenir, 1951, Burra 1951

Drew G. J. Morphetts Engine house and the Cornish Beam Engine Burra Mine South Australia, Adelaide 1987

Drew G.B. Discovering Historic Burra South Australia, Burra 1988

Field D H, Shipard R Stockman P Stockman H Burra Burra Show Incorporated 1977, Burra 1977

Fretwell, Leonie, The Burra Institute The first 50 years, Burra 2002

Hampton Village  Conservation Study LHBUR1TP00003

Maxtead, Norm, Kooringa Lodge No 6 South Australian Constitution Sesquicentenary Celebrations  2000 

Paxton Square Burra South Australia

School Daze (An account of the schools throughout the Burra and district 1845-1995, Burra 1995

Wilson, John, Rails to the Burra, Adelaide 1970

Bannear, David, Report of a preliminary survey of the Bushman's Rest Hotel Burra

The Ludgvan Street Bypass  Archaeological Survey (this and the above go together) they had to demolish the Bushman's rest which had been a private residence for decades to make the bypass

District Histories

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Emmaus to Worlds End A History of the Robertstown Council Area 1986

Harris, Robin Farrell Flat 1986

Richards Marlene Hallett Review 1977-1997, Clare 1997

Newspapers

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Burra News and Northern Mail

Burra Record

Facsimile The Northern Mail Friday June 30, 1876

The Burra Record Sesquicentennial  December 1994, October 1995

The Northern Mail

Special Publications

The Churches

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Alvey, Harry, Burra its Mines and Methodism, Adelaide 1961

Hall, Frank & Elaine, St Mary the Virgin Church of England Burra South Australia Baptism Marriage Burial Service Records 2002

Hunt, Arnold D, This Side of Heaven A History of Methodism in South Australia Lutheran Publishing House, Adelaide1985

Kooringa Methodist Golden Jubilee 1964, Burra 1964

Matthews, Kevin, Joseph’s Burra 1874-1974 A Brief History Of The Parish Of Burra, Adelaide, 1974

Redruth Methodist Church Baptismal Register  1922-1957

Reed, T T, Anglican Clergymen In South Australia In The Nineteenth Century, Gumeracha, 1986

Register of Baptisms Wesleyan Church  Kooringa 1891-1918

Family History References

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Biographical Index of South Australians

Button, Pat, A Free Passage to Paradise? Passenger Lists of United Kingdom Emigrants who applied for free passage to South Australia 1836-1840, Adelaide, 1992

Electoral Roll Division of Wakefield Sate Assembly District of Burra Burra 1938

Hall, Frank & Elaine The Burra School Enrolments Girls Jan 1878 to July 1915 Boys Jan 1878 to November 1919

Members of the Burra Community Library Let’s Not Forget, Burra 1987  Index to obituaries appearing in the Burra Record

Morrison; Frederic W. The Aldine History of South Australia, Adelaide, 1890

New Arrivals Births Recorded From “The Burra Record” 1877-1976” Burra 1995

Wedding Bells Marriages Recorded From “The Burra Record” 1877-1976” Burra 1995

Relatively Speaking young people write for the Jubliee Year , Burra 1986

Sand and McDougal Directories  Burra  Sections  1865-1871, 1883-1896, 1897-1973

Schahinger Berly E. South Australian Registration Districts of Birth Deaths and Marriages, Adelaide  1998

South Australian’s 1836-

Conservation Studies

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Danvers Architects, Hampton

Flightpath Architects Mile End  The Unicorn Brewery Cellars Structures, Burra, South Australia; A Conservation Study prepared by State Heiritage Branch, South Australian Department for Environment and Planning Mile End, 1988

Habitable Places, Former Storeroom and Yards

Lester Firth Merton and Ian Auhl, Burra Conservation Plan

McDougall and Vines, Burra Cemetery

Weidenhofer Architects, Burra Railway Station

Cemetery Records

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Apoinga Transcriptions

Baldina Lutheran Transcriptions

Black Springs Cemetery Register

Black Springs Cemetery Transcriptions

Booborowie Burial register

Booborowie Transcriptions

Bright Cemetery Register LHWORICM0001

Burra Burial Register 1854-1997

Burra Cemetery Headstone Transcriptions to 1976 South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society

Cemeteries in the Burra District-  Burial Registers and Headstone Transcriptions

Cemetery Headstone Transcription 1971 – 1999

Emu Down Lutheran Transcriptions

Farrell Flat Cemetery Transcriptions

Hallett Burial Register

Hallett Transcriptions

Photographs of all Burra Cemetery Headstones

Waterloo Carlsruhe Lutheran Transcriptions

Waterloo Methodist Transcriptions

References Available at Burra Library

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School Admission Registers (photocopies of original)

 

Burra High School

1913-1930

 

1931-1950

 

1950-1964

 

1964-1970

 

1970-1976

Burra Primary School Boys

1878-1898

 

1939-1950

 

1950-1965

 

1965-1977

 

1878-1977 typed copy

Burra Primary School Boys & Girls

1920-1927

 

1927-1939

 

1956-1974

Burra Public School Girls

1878-1885

 

1886-1894

 

1894-1910

 

1910-1915

 

1915-1920

 

1940-1956

 

1878-1977 typed copy

Burra Community School

1976-1979

 

1979-1981

 

1981-1986

 

1986-1991

 

1991-1996

Worlds End Creek

1926-1944

Thistlebeds School

1889-1906

Wheetlelande School

1908-1929

Copperhouse School

1905-1917

 

1918-1931

 

1931-1949

Tothills Belt School

1875-1925

Headmasters list

Burra High School

 

Burra Primary School

 

Burra Community School

 

Wheetelande School

 

World’s End Creek School

 

St Joseph’s Convent

 

Copperhouse School

 

Cemetery Registers

Kooringa

1899-1942

Registry of Interments

1854-1864

 

1864-1898 June 1878-may 1881 missing

Farrell Flat

 

Terowie

1885-1897

 

1898-1920

 

1921-1945

 

1946-1998

Register of Burial Terowie area

 

List of subscribers towards cemetery wall

1854-1864

Warders Register Redruth Goal

1892-1894

 

School Daze an account of schools throughout Burra & district 1845-1995

Electoral Role district of Burra (Legislative Council) 1853

Conservation Studies & Surveys

Conservation study of Burra National Trust Museums Jan 1990

Burra & its townships a study of their form and function by Lesley Abel Nov 1990

Burra Creek Dwellers Dugouts Conservation Study

Austral Archaeology Pty Ltd

Burra Conservation Study September 1978 Lester Frith and Murton Pty Ltd

Burra Conservation Study Ian Auhl March 1978

The Unicorn Brewery  A conservation study Flight Path Architects Sept 1988

Burra Smelting Works a Survey of its history and archaeology David Bannear

Paxton Square Cottages feasibility study Dept. of Environment 1979

Burra Creek Landscape Plan Feb 1994

The Burra Mine by Frank Treloar (photocopy)

Redbanks Management Plan off-road recreational vehicle area Dept. of lands Govt. of SA

Mine Artefacts 1987

Unpublished Research

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Andrews, Brian, The Gothic Revival in Burra

Burra Police Records, A list of policemen stationed at Burra 1876- 1957

Burra Jubilee 150 Committee Burra Jubilee 150 Pioneer’s Notes  1995

Dearlove, Tom, The Burra Cheer-up Ladies Band

Fuss, Eric, Corporation of the Town of Burra Councils and Municipal Elections  1876-1969

Fuss, Eric, Summary of the Northern Mail and The Burra News and Northern Mail Volume 1 1876-7

Fuss, Eric, Summary of the Burra News and Northern Mail (Previously the Northern Mail) Volume 2 1877-8

Fuss, Eric, Summary of the Burra Record Volume VIII 1886-7

Fuss, Eric, Chinese in Burra

Fuss, Eric, An Index Of Men And Women From Burra And District Involved In World War 1 And The Boer War, 2003

Noye, R J, Apoinga First Smelter In The North

Pritchard, Elizabeth, Burra Cemetery Headstone and Obituaries

Satchell, Meredith, Primitive Methodist Chapel Kooringa Some notes on its history

Satchell, Meredith Disastrous Fire Transcription of articles from the Burra Record January and February 1919

Satchell, Meredith, The Butchers of Burra and the History of 2 Market Street Burra SA

Satchell, Meredith, 20 Market Square Kooringa

Satchell, Meredith, Burra and District During WWI A collection of photographs relating to Burra and district during the period 1914-1918

Other useful resources

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Butler, Reg, Philips Alan, Register Personal Notices Volume 3 1866- 1870

Cockburn, Rodney, South Australia What’s In A Name Historically Significant Place Names, 1990

Drew, G. J. Connell J E Cornish Beam Engines in South Australia Department of Mines and Energy South Australia Adelaide, 1993

Hoad, J L, Hotels and Publicans in South Australia 1836-1984,

Langmead, Donald, Accidental Architect the life and time s of George Strickland Kingston, Sydney 1994

Lay, Patricia,  Deadly Details A Guide To Some Cause Of Death Listed On Death Certificates, 1988

Manning, Geoffrey H.,  Manning’s Place names of South Australia 1990

The South Australian Genealogist Journal of the South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society Inc.

Yeland E M Colonist Copper and Corn in the Colony of South Australia 1850-51 by Old Colonist, Adelaide 1983

Books available for sale from the Burra Visitor Centre

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Auhl, Ian, The Story Of The Monster Mine The Burra Burra Mine And Its Townships 1845-1877. Investigator Press, Adelaide 1986 - $75

Auhl, Ian, Burra Burra Reminiscences of The Burra Mine and its Townships,  Adelaide 1975

Auhl, Ian, Denis Marfleet, Australia’s Earliest Mining Era South Australia 1841-1851 Paintings by S.T.Gill, Rigby, 1975 - $25

Auhl, Ian, Perry Maurice, Burra Sketchbook, Hong Kong, 1969 - $10

Drew, G. J. Connell J E, Cornish Beam Engines in South Australia Department of Mines and Energy South Australia Adelaide, 1993 - $40

Drew, G.J., Morphetts Enginehouse and Cornish Beam Engine - $15

Ratcliffe, Julian (for the Burra History Group), The Burra Story - $20 - The Burra Story is 100 pages.  It is a brief history told through a collection of pamphlets on a series of topics of interest for visitors to the townships of Burra.

Satchell, Meredith and Eric Fuss, Burra: A Photographic Journey, Softcover $55 and Hardcover $75

 

For more information, visit the Burra Visitors Centre website.

 

 

 


There is a wealth of information to be found on the internet, from sites which help you trace your genealogy to others which aid in your understanding of history and of course, tourism sites to help you decide what to do when visiting.  Below is a listing of the classifications of those links that we have found to be useful:-

Useful Sites for Burra and Surrounding Districts

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Burra Visitors Information Centre.  This is an excellent source of information for all things pertaining to Burra.  Find out about the Burra Visitor Centre, the Burra Heritage Passport, Group Tours, Accommodation, Events, Things to do whilst in Burra and even horse riding!  Definitely a site worth visiting if you're planning on coming to Burra.

Birch Cottage (self contained bed and breakfast cottage)

Goyder Council

Place Names Online

The Burra Charter

Burra in the West Briton Newspaper

· About 1/4 way down....EMIGRATION TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA.... A letter from Mr W Trelow Burra, Burra Mine 1850·

· Not far down....NEWS FROM AUSTRALIA. - A letter from Mr. W. H. BOASE 1853

· Nor far down....MINING IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Letter 1850 (Very interesting)

Genealogy

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LDS Family Search (the most extensive database available, online or through your local Family History Centre.  The LDS also have data CDs available for purchase which cover surnames not listed in the International Genealogical Index.  The database is particularly useful for those researching family in the UK, US and Europe)

Family History and Genealogy in SA

SA Marriages up to 1849

SA Deaths & Burials from Cemetery Index (1836-2003), SA Govt Gazettes (1876-2000) and Newspaper Deaths (1997-July 2003)

Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages

SA 1838 Birth Marriage and Death Index

State Records of South Australia

Genealogy Links SA

SA Destitute Women (1855 - 1863)

Adelaide Proformat

SA Lookup List

SA Family Trees

Victorian Births, Deaths and Marriages (for a nominal fee, you can search the Historical Index)

List of teachers who taught in Burra

Cyndi's List (one of the most comprehensive genealogy sites on the internet)

Roots Chat - free genealogy resource on the internet

National Archives of Australia

Cemeteries

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Regional Council of Goyder Cemetery Records (for Burra, Booborowie, Eudunda, Farrell Flat, Hallett, Terowie, Whyte Yarcowie)

South Australian Cemeteries (links to many local government cemetery registers)

Centennial Park, Adelaide

Cemeteries SA

Cemetery Records and Transcriptions

Graveyard Photographs

Shipping Arrivals and Passenger Lists to South Australia

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Passenger List - Bound for South Australia

SA Shipping Arrivals

The Ships List - 1847-1886

SA Passenger Lists 1836-1866 +

SA Transported Convicts

Early Shipping Passenger Lists and Other  Arrivals

1841 Sailing Ship India (lost at sea)

1878 Lusitania (single male passengers)

SA Shipping

History & Genealogy Bookstores

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Gould Genealogy

Libraries

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State Library of SA

Family History Groups and Other Associations

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Fleurieu Peninsula Family History Group

SA Genealogy and Heraldry Society

SA Police Historical Society

South East Family History Group

Southern Eyre Peninsula Family History Group

Pioneers Association of SA

Port Adelaide Historical Society

Yorke Peninsula Family History Group - For information write to the YPFHG at PO Box 260 Kadina SA 5554

History

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History Trust of South Australia

Heritage SA

Australian Mining History Association

Burra Fossil Experience

South Australians at War

South Australian’s Serving in the Boer War

WW1 SA Servicemen - Deaths

Timeline of 19th Century South Australian History

SA Teachers 1852 –1906

Holdfast Database SA

Flinders Ranges Research

Australian Heritage Magazine

SA Land Selectors (1869 - 1877)

War Memorials, Monuments and Sites

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Australian War Memorial (includes information on those who served and/or died)

War Memorials in Australia

Burra War Memorial

Australian Council of Monuments and Sites

 

 

 

Courtesy of both research and transcription work carried out by our members and other helpful individuals, we are pleased to make the following information available online. 

Some items are documents which can be read and searched using normal Windows methods (for instance, going to the menu and selecting Edit=> Find or <Ctrl>F and then typing the name you wish to find) and others are databases where you can run enquiries.

Note:  If you find an entry which you think is in error, please advise us and we will investigate and rectify, if we conclude that a mistake has in fact been made.

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  • Corporation of Burra booklet prepared by Eric Fuss.  The booklet lists the elections and Councils for the 93 years of the Burra Town Council before it amalgamated with the District Council of Burra Burra in 1969.  It also gives some information, where it was available, about those mayors councillors and municipal candidates.

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  • Births recorded in the Burra Record  1876-1976 - This states name of parents, name of child as printed in the paper, the date that the birth notice appeared and the page and column number of the microfilm.   This is of limited use as the SA Births CDs are available, along with the summaries of the Burra Record compiled by Eric Fuss.  Its main use is for more recent births.

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