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. 


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

Do you have an ancestor that arrived in SA before 28 Dec 1946? If you do, you could become a member. Find out about membership benefits.

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We have over 800 items related

to SA pioneering history.

Join us at one of our upcoming events. See our full events calendar for details.

Pioneers Assoc of SA

Suite 4, Level 2, Stafford House

25 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Opening Times: Tue & Thurs 10am - 2pm

24 April (Saturday) to 22 May (Saturday)

History Festival Event Trailblazers

Joint PASA & Royal Society of the Arts Exhibition

Open Times: 10.30 to 3.30 pm Mon to Fri, and Sat afternoons.

Venue: RSASA Rooms, 1st Floor Institute Building, North Terrace. Adelaide.

Cost: Free – Max people set by venue on the day

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13 May (Thursday) 1.30–3.30pm

Topic: Colonial Ship Painting

Speaker: John Ford (artist)

Venue: RSASA Rooms, 1st Floor Institute Building, North Terrace. Adelaide

Bookings RSASA – after 13th April

Cost: Free - Max of 30 people.


16 May (Sunday)

E21-08 – Same Ships Meeting:

Workshop – sharing information and research

Topic: Shipping Project 1836-1846

Venue: Pioneers SA, 2nd Floor Stafford House, 25 Leigh St, Adelaide.

Cost: Free – Max of 15 people.


Full events calendar

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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.