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 13 November

Visit to The Grange - Home of Capt Charles Sturt


Wednesday 4 December

Luncheon Event

"1839: A Retrospective 180 Years On"


Refer Events Page for details



Go to the

'Our Pioneer Ancestors'

to view over 200 Pioneers Stories


Level 1

Harmer House

5 Leigh Street.

(opposite Station Arcade)



Ph (08) 8231 5055

Event Reports added to Members Pages
  • John Pirie - the Ship and the Man
  • Hawkers of Bungaree
  • Captain Charles Sturt as the Father of South Australia
  • Field Trip to Clare
  • Heritage Week & Why History Matters
  • Slate, Shingles & Bullock Teams - Tour of the Willunga District
  • SA - the last piece of the jigsaw of British Australia
  • How Times Have Changed
  • Early Women Winemakers
  • Advice to Emigrants
  • Correct Weight in the Colony
  • Education in the Early Years



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.