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. 

The AGM is on Monday 18 September 2023 at Christ Church Parish Hall, 62-72 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide, starting at 7.15 pm. Please arrive at 7.00 pm to register your attendance. Click on the document names below to download them.

2023 AGM - Agenda, 2023 AGM - Proxy Voting Form, 2022 AGM - Minutes,

2023 AGM - Financial Report,  2023 AGM - Annual Report

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


Wednesday 4 October 9.45-11.30am

E23–18 – Junior Pioneers. 

Pharmaceutical Society Museum

7/102 Greenhill Road, Unley [google map]

The museum is on the first floor, no lift access is available. 

Cost: $5 Adults & children

Morning tea in the Parklands opposite the museum after the tour. Parking limited, tram stop nearby on Peacock Rd.

Bookings & payments required by 25 September.


Monday 9 October (11am-12.30pm)

E23–19 Walking Tour of Port Adelaide History Port Adelaide Historical Society.

Meeting in front of the Visitor Information Centre (66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide), members and guests will split into 2 groups for this informative tour, led by volunteers from the Port Adelaide Historical Society. You will hear accounts of interesting events and stories relating to the development of the inner port over time. This is an easy paced walk of about 750m, including multiple stops. Tour features will include the Visitor Information Centre, the Old Courthouse, Nile St Vista, Institute Building, Customs Building, Silent Cop, North Parade Vista, Lighthouse, Queens Wharf, McLaren Wharf, Lipson St, St Vincent St, Black Diamond Corner, and the Workers’ Memorial. The two groups will finish the tour back at the Visitor Information Centre. Members are then invited to join us at the British Hotel (13 North Parade) for a casual lunch. Lunch is not included in the cost, but members will need to book for lunch so that the Hotel can be advised.

Maximum: 50people.Cost: Members $12.50; Guests $15


Wednesday 11 October 10.30 am 

E23–20 – SameShips – Trusty

Pioneers SA, 25 Leigh St, Adelaide.

Maximum: 15 people. Gold coin donation


Wednesday 8 November 10.30 am

E23–21 – SameShips – William Nichol

Pioneers SA, 25 Leigh St, Adelaide.

Maximum: 15 people. Gold coin donation


Wednesday 15 November (time TBA)

E23–22 State Records Tour and Talk

115 Cavan Road, Gepps Cross.

Speaker: Helen Chadwick.

State Records of South Australia (SRSA) is the archives and records management authority for the Government of South Australia. Responsible for storing, managing, protecting and providing access to the official records of the South Australian Government, the SRSA holds a treasure trove of records useful for family history researchers. Tour the repository spaces at their Gepps Cross facility, view a display of historic records and take the opportunity to learn how to best use the SRSA research facilities.

Maximum: TBA people.

Cost: $5 per person

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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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