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. 

Click HERE to find out about Donations, Gifts and Bequests

Pioneers SA

Suite 4, Level 2, Stafford House

25 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Opening Times: Tue & Thurs

10 am - 2 pm


February 2024

Wednesday 28 February 2024 10.30 am

SM24-01  SameShips - Somersetshire
Venue: Pioneers SA, 25 Leigh St, Adelaide

Maximum: 15 people
Cost: Gold coin donation
Please email bookings to


March 2024

Monday 4 March 2024 10am – 12pm

E24–02 State Records Tour and Talk

115 Cavan Road, Gepps Cross


Due to the popularity of the recent tour, we have arranged another visit to this fantastic facility.  Members will tour the repository spaces at the Gepps Cross facility, view a display of historic records and take the opportunity to learn how to best use the SRSA research facilities. (You will not be able to use the Research Centre on the day. The Research centre is only open for private research from Tuesday to Thursday and bookings must be made with State Records in advance.)  Free car parking is available outside the Centre. 
*** Please note that bags and personal items cannot be taken on the tour.  Lockers will be available to store any items while members are in the Centre. ***


Maximum: 26 people

Cost: $5 per person


Sunday 17 March 2024  2pm – 4pm

E24-03 Cummins House Tour & Devonshire Tea

23 Sheoak Road, Novar Gardens


Situated on the Sturt River, Cummins House was designed by architect George Kingston and is one of the earliest surviving houses in South Australia.  It was the residence of South Australian pioneer and politician John Morphett, who was granted title to the land in 1840.  Named ‘Cummins Estate’ after his mother’s Devonshire farm, the house was purpose-built and lived in by five generations of the Morphett family until it was sold to the State Government in the 1970s. 
Join us for a guided tour of the House and enjoy a wonderful Devonshire Tea in the atrium.  You might also like to explore the gift shop and plant nursery (both cash sales only). 

This venue is not access-friendly and the tour involves considerable standing and walking.

Maximum: 35 people

Cost: $17.50


Wednesday 27 March 2024 10.30 am

SM–02 SameShips – Winchester

Pioneers SA, 25 Leigh St, Adelaide

Maximum: 15 people.


Cost:  $2.00

Please email bookings to

Pioneers SA welcomes guests to our events
Payment methods:

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

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

iii. Personally bring the cash into Pioneers SA during open hours, click HERE for the address details.

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: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am to 2 pm


Phone: (08) 8231 5055


Mobile: 0490 043 264

Mobile Mon to Fri 9 am-5 pm
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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