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image located by Valentin Poposki, 26 July 2012
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: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2009-07-22/burnside-council-flag/1102276. The flag is referred to in the City of Burnside Flag Flying policy (issued 17 Feb 2009, PDF at: http://www.burnside.sa.gov.au/files/7d7788bb-f14b-4dd3-9162-9feb00f70bd4/City_of_Burnside_Flag_Flying.pdf) 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 (http://www.burnside.sa.gov.au/Council/About_Us/Our_City_Logo_Crest) 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.]