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

Monday 15 – Friday 26 May 10 am – 3 pm

E23–08 - (History Festival)
Pioneer Posters Exhibition: Windows to the Early Years.

Pioneers SA, Level 2, 25 Leigh St, Adelaide

A brand new series of Pioneer Posters and a display of historical memorabilia will be on exhibition at the Pioneers SA office and library in Leigh Street, Adelaide. Each poster, composed by one of our members, outlines the life and experiences of their ancestors in SA, and their contributions to the colony in the first ten challenging and formative years. This is a great opportunity for members and guests to explore our library and other resources. We encourage you to bring your family history details with you.


Explore the History Festival program to plan your family history adventures this May.


Monday 5 June

E23–09    10 am – 12 noon or

E23–10    2 pm – 4 pm

Masonic Lodge Tour and Talk

Masonic Lodge, 254 North Tce, Adelaide.

Speaker: Max Atkinson. Maximum: 30 people per session.

The Masonic movement is the oldest group established in South Australia, established even before the first ships left England in February 1836. Join us for a tour of Freemasons Hall and an interesting and informative talk by Max Atkinson on the history of Freemasonry in South Australia.

Cost: $5 per person


Wednesday 7 June 10.30 am

E23–11 – SameShips – Duchess of Northumberland

Pioneers SA, 25 Leigh St, Adelaide.

Maximum: 15 people. Gold coin donation

Click HERE for a printable PDF copy of the latest events calendar (Click to Download Adobe PDF Reader)
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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