The Pioneers Association of South Australia Incorporated was founded in 1935
and has the following principal objectives:


  • To perpetuate the memory of the pioneers of early settlement in South Australia. 
     
  • To establish and maintain a faithful record of the pioneers for the benefit of present and future generations. 
       
  • To encourage the preservation of records, portraits, relics and historical materials associated with pioneer settlement. 
       
  • To promote awareness and knowledge of South Australian history.  
       
  • To affiliate with any other organisation with objectives similar to those of  the Association. 

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Friday 2 August

Annual Dinner

 

Speaker:  Dr Roger Irvine

Topic: :  "Colonial Settlers on the River Torrens"

Venue:  Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, 

Time:  6:30 for 6:45 pm

 

Bookings & payment by 23 July please.

 

Events Page for details

Family Gathering

Descendants of Patrick Butler and Sarah Naulty

Patrick Butler and Sarah Naulty arrived on the ‘Prince Regent’ in 1839.

Descendants are invited to celebrate the 180th anniversary of their arrival

on Sunday 6th October 2019, 10am-4pm

at St Michael’s Church Hall, Victoria Rd, Clare, SA

Bring a plate for a shared lunch.

Further details from PASA member – Rosemary Owens AO

By email at: ptkbutler1839@gmail.com

Members Resource Area - Recent Additions

 

All 117 PASA Publications now available in pdf format for on-line reading

 

Event Reports  - Walkerville Village Walk, & 1838 Retrospective

 

THE FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
FIRST SETTLEMENT ON KANGAROO ISLAND
"THEORISTS OF 1830" PLAN TO OVERCOME SOCIAL WOES BY EMIGRATION.
By the Rev. JOHN BLACKET
...The first to arrive was the Duke of York;
this was on July 27, 1836.

.....Captain Morgan, of the Duke of York, wrote: -

"At 8 a.m. we saw the Island of Kangaroo ahead. At 5 p.m. shortened sail. Ran, during the night, a moderate distance from Kangaroo Island. In the evening held a prayer meeting. Read Acts 20. Four prayed. Sang several hymns, and found it good to pray almost in sight of our haven."

 ...... The vessel anchored in Nepean Bay. There was some discussion as to who should be the first to land. The captain soon settled the question. The youngest child on board ("Baby Beare") was placed in a boat; the sailors rowed to the land, and placed her tiny feet on the beach of Nepean Bay.

 

 

Membership is open to any person with an ancestor who arrived in South Australia
by and including December 28th 1846

Spouses of members may become associate members.  The Association currently has over 700 members. 

 
Our patron is His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC,
Governor of South Australia.