Dame, DBE, OBE
- 10 May 1992
- charity worker
Edith Burnside was acknowledged as a committed worker for charitable causes. She was educated at St Michael's Church of England Grammar School in St Kilda, Victoria, and married W K Burnside. They had two children; a son and a daughter. She was president of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Almoner Ambulance from 1952. She served on a number of committees, which included the Yooralla, the Lady Mayoress's, the National Gallery Society of Victoria, the Australia-Japan Society and the Australian Elizabethan Trust. She also served as president of the Prince Henry's Hospital Central Council of Auxiliary. She was appointed as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 1 January 1976 for service to hospitals and the community.
Source: Who's who in Australia 1983, p. 148.