Burnside Road ~ Memorial Avenue

To most of us these days, we would struggle if someone asked us to take them to Burnside Road. I know I paused for a moment when I read about Burnside Road and I just couldn’t place it. The reason for this goes back to the renaming of Burnside Road in 1959. Burnside Road had …

Douglas Graham (1818 – 1872)

The news of finding coal at Homebush had been pretty exciting for the Deans and all concerned. James McIlraith – Jane Deans’ half brother and manager of Homebush – and Julius van Haast – the founder of the Canterbury Museum – had made the discovery in the late 1870’s. Just two years later, a coal …