The Pioneers Association of South Australia Incorporated was founded in 1935
and has the following principal objectives:
Wednesday 5 June
Pioneer Group Event
(Joint event with the Campbelltown Historical Society)
Speaker: Paul Blackman
Topic: : “Music in the Colonial Period”
Venue: Lochend House, Campbelltown
Events Page for details
South Australia's History Festival
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
Excerpt from Publication 101
Before the Buffalo
"The settlers of 1836, however, were by no means the first whites to set foot on South Australian soil. The first three decades of the nineteenth century witnessed considerable activity both by sea and land in that area. In 1800, Lieutenant James Grant, on an “experimental” voyage in “LADY NELSON”, a vessel of 60 tons fitted with “Sliding Keels”, sighted and named Mounts Gambier and Schank, and Capes Banks and Northumberland. Grant made no landing in the area."
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.