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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Wednesday 3 April

Pub Lunch

Venue:  Victoria Room, Edinburgh Hotel

Speaker:  Rhondda Harris

Topic: :  "True Crime in Adelaide - stories from the journal of the first Governor of the Adelaide Gaol”


  Refer Events Calendar for details

South Australia's History Festival
27th April to 31st May 


Including PASA's
Poster Exhibition

Sunday 19 May, Monday 20 May, Tuesday 21 May

Scanfest May 19 & 20 click for Poster 


Members Resource Area - Recent Additions


PASA Publications

115 now available in pdf format for on-line reading


Event Reports  - Walkerville Village Walk, & 1838 Retrospective


Excerpt from Publication 086

The Settlement of George Sanders and his Family
at Echunga Creek, 1839-40

"And they became quite expert in using the weapons, accompanying the native men and boys on their hunting expeditions. They also learned to climb quite high trees, cutting steps with their feet using wadners (sharp pointed sticks), and pulling opossums and parrots out of their holes. It was dangerous work, and I think if father had known the peril, he would not have been so easy about them. This was when the boys were minding the cows."



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.