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City of Burnside (SA, Australia)

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[Burnside] image located by Valentin Poposki, 26 July 2012

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Description of the Flag

Burnside is a local government area in suburban Adelaide, just southeast of the City of Adelaide. European settlement in the area began with the farm 'Burnside' in 1839. The District Council of Burnside was established in 1856. The area remained rural, with some mining and secondary industry developing, through the 19th century, but has been a largely residential area of Adelaide since at least 1941. The council was proclaimed a municipality in 1935 and a city in 1943. (History on city website:

A source for the flag picture is an exceedingly brief news item on the ABC website: The flag is referred to in the City of Burnside Flag Flying policy (issued 17 Feb 2009, PDF at: as 'the flag bearing the Burnside City Council logo', and is indeed white with the council logo.

The council logo is made up of the words 'City of' Burnside', in an italic serif font, with the 'City of' in green above the 'urnside' in purple, with the capital B to the left with a purple upper half and green lower half forming the backdrop for a white silhouette of a tree against hills. According to the city website ( the logo was developed in 1993, with elements identified as distinctive of the city in a residential survey:

The purple represents the jacaranda flower that proliferates throughout Burnside at the onset of summer, while the green represents our City's gardens and foliage.
[The tree itself doesn't look particularly jacaranda-ry to me, though.]

The flag flying policy (link above) stipulates that the flag is to be flown permanently from a pole next to the council chambers car park, near the entrance to the library. The national flag flies from one of the two poles flanking the entrance to the chambers on Greenhill Rd, with the council logo flag on the other pole to be replaced with the Aboriginal flag, other national flags or flags of South Australian sporting teams for the recognition specific events, cultural celebrations, or other suitable purposes.
(see also Agenda for committee meeting on 17 Feb 2009:
Jonathan Dixon, 28 August 2012