Frances Adamson SA Governor General Pioneers SA is proud to have the patronage of Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia.


Pioneers SA membership is open to any person with an ancestor who arrived in

South Australia up to and including 28 December 1846.


A member's spouse is welcome to become an associate member.

The Association currently has approximately 700 members. 

Pioneers SA

Suite 4, Level 2, Stafford House

25 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Opening Times: Tue & Thurs 10am - 2pm

Dates Monday 15 August Times 10.30 am - 2.30 pm

E22-70 - Overland Telegraph (OT) 150 Anniversary
Venue: Walkerville Uniting Church, 17 Smith Street, Walkerville
Guest Speaker: Richard Venus
Topic: “The Overland Telegraph”
Includes, short stories by seven members whose ancestors helped build the overland telegraph line; Bagot, Chalmers, Knuckey, Boucaut, Warwick, Rounsevell, Todd.

New Overland Telegraph posters by members will be on display.

Demonstration of Morse Code by Laurie Wallace.

Please bring a packed lunch. Coffee, tea and biscuits provided.
Cost: $5.


Monday 19 September 2022, 7.00 pm
E22-75 - Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Speaker: Dr. Ian Moffatt
Venue: Christ Church Hall, Jeffcott Street North Adelaide
Cost: No charge


Wednesday 28 September 2022, 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
E22-80 - SameShips
Convener: Karina Hutchesson
Ship: Workshop – Help with your research of your pioneers’ ships
Venue: Pioneers SA, 25 Leigh Street, Adelaide
Cost: No charge. Maximum 15 people

Pioneers SA welcomes guests to our events
Payment methods:

i.   Pay by EFT, click HERE for the BSB and account details.

ii.  Phone PioneersSA (08 8231 5055) during our opening hours and pay by credit card over the phone.

iii. Post a cheque to PioneersSA, click HERE for the address details.

iv. Personally bring the cash into PioneersSA during open hours.

Book an event by emailing the details to using the Event Booking Form for 1-4 people or the Event Booking Form for up to 10 people.

The Pioneers Association of South Australia Inc.


Opening Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 10am to 2pm


Phone: (08) 8231 5055


Mobile: 0490 043 264

Mobile Mon to Fri 9am-5pm
Please leave a message outside these times




We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.


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