East McDonnell Ranges
Photo: CR

Keswick RGH
SLSA B 26285/4

Miss Mabel Marryat

SLSA   SRG 488/18/44

Junior Pioneers  Treasury Tunnels
April 2017


Events Calendar 2018


Wednesday 19 September




Time: 10.30am-12.30pm
Venue: Mothers Union Meeting Room.

Support for members planning to prepare a poster for the 2019 Exhibition.

Registrations by Thurs 13 Sept.

Wednesday 10 October


Colonial Era Fashion Parade  click here for flyer

Presented by the Victoriana Society of SA Inc

Venue:  Clarence Park Community Centre, 72-74 East Ave, Black Forest (opposite Clarence Park Railway Station)

Narrator:  Jayne Kayder

Time:  1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Cost:  Members $2  Non-members $10 Payable on the day.
(Cost includes afternoon tea)

Bookings by Tues 2nd Oct




Sunday 21 October 

Junior Pioneers Event:
“Military on Parade; defending the coastline of the Colony in the 1800s”


Venue:  Fort Glanville, 359 Military Road, Semaphore Park

Time:  12.40 pm – 4.00pm

Cost:  $5 per person

Bookings close 11 October 

Click on the links below for Flyer & Booking Sheet

Fort Glanville Event info  Fort Glanville Booking Sheet


Weekend of 27-28 October

History Weekend at Burra

It is not too late to express an interest in attending the PASA trip to Burra and Mt Bryan East on the weekend of 27-28 October.
(around 35 registered as at 1st August)


Details of a preliminary program are nearly finalised and will be forwarded to those who are registered shortly.

Sunday 25 November

Day visit to Walkerville to celebrate 180th anniversary of founding of Walkerville


Includes walks to local historical landmarks and lunch with the Walkerville Historical Society

Wednesday 5 December

PASA Luncheon Event


Topic:  “1838: a retrospective 180 years on”

A discussion featuring short contributions from various PASA members

Venue:  Pilgrim Uniting Church Hall, 12 Flinders Street, Adelaide

Time:  12 noon – 2.00 pm

Cost:  Members $2,  Non-members $5

BYO lunch:  Tea, coffee and Christmas cake provided

Friday 28 December

Proclamation Day Lunch


Venue:  Glenelg Golf Club, James Melrose Drive, Novar Gardens

Speaker:  Robert Kirk 

Topic:  “Dr John Woodforde: Surgeon on the Rapid”

Time:  12.00 for 12.30 pm

Cost:  $65 members   Non Members $70

(includes 3 course luncheon and drink on arrival)

Bookings and payment essential by 13 December

 Past Events Calendar 2018

Thursday 1 February

Pioneer Group Presentation

Speaker: Helen Stagg 
Topic: “Harnessing the River Murray: Stories of the people who built locks 1-9, 1915-1935”

 Wednesday 1 March

Writers' Workshop

Venue: Payneham Community Centre

Speaker:  Howard Speed

Topic: "Early photography and photographers in colonial SA"

Wednesday 14 March

Writers' Workshop

Venue: Mothers Union Meeting Room

Time: 10am – 12:30pm

 Monday 16 April

Junior Pioneer Event

Visit to the Adelaide Planetarium

Venue:      UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus

Wednesday 18 April

Pub Lunch

Venue:      Victoria Room, Edinburgh Hotel, 7 High Street, Mitcham

Speaker:   Professor Philip Payton

Topic:        “Where are the Golden Streets? The rise and fall of Premier John Verran and the first                 majority Labor government in SA (and the world).”

Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9, Thursday 10 May

History Festival Event: Exhibition of Pioneer Ancestor Poster stories

Venue:      Mothers Union Meeting Room, Stafford House, 23-25 Leigh Street


Wednesday 6 June

Pioneer Group Presentation, Lunch and Museum Visit

Venue:      Keswick Barracks, Anzac Highway, Keswick.

Speaker:   Cheryl Williss

Topic:        “Miss Mabel Marryat MBE; Welfare and War Worker”


Wednesday 1 August

 Pioneer Group Event 

Venue:   Rigoni's Restaurant, 27 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Speaker:   Pam Rajkowski OAM

Topic:     “Elder’s Innovation: Camels and Afghans, from Bikaner to Beltana”


Friday 17th August

 Annual Dinner

 Venue: Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace, Adelaide

Speaker: Geoff Lock

Topic:  “Pewter drinking vessels used in colonial times”


Monday 27 August



 Venue: Art Gallery of South Australia.
Guided Tour

Tuesday 4 Sept




Time: 1.30-3.30pm.Location
Location: Meeting with the Mt Barker branch of the National Trust and includes a house and garden tour.

Thursday 6 September 



Time: 10.30-11.30am.

The tour features the historic furniture of the House.

Cost: No cost, but limited to 25 members.

Monday 17 September

Annual General Meeting


Venue: Christ Church Parish Hall, Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide

(Optional tour of the historic church from 6.30pm – 7.00pm.)

Past Events Calendar 2017



 Pioneer Group Luncheon Meeting        

Speaker: Heidi Ing

Topic: What Became of the Early Colonists and Their Descendants.


 Meeting rescheduled to Thursday May 4th - refer below. 


 Pub Lunch Meeting        

Speaker: Darryl Thompson
Topic: Early Eating Houses in Adelaide.

Venue: Edinburgh Hotel, Mitcham

Visit to Government House: Conducted tour of the treasures inside
Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Conducted by Anthony Hurl of Sotheby's Adelaide office.



Guided visits to both the Adelaide Town Hall & the Old Treasury Building including its underground tunnels.

Time: Meet at the Town Hall 9:45am.  Concludes at approx 12:30pm.


 Pioneer Group Luncheon Meeting        

Speaker: Margrette Kleinig

Topic: Early Colonists Sponsoring Their Families and Friends to SA.


 History Month Event: Exhibition of Pioneer Ancestor Poster Stories


 Pioneer Group Luncheon Meeting

Speaker: Lyall Kupke

Topic: “The early waves of German Emigration to SA”

JUNE Wednesday 28th

Civic Reception - to commemorate the life of King William IV and the 180th anniversary of his death

The Reception, which will be hosted by the Lord Mayor, the Right Honourable Martin Haese.

Venue: Adelaide Town Hall, Queen Adelaide Room


 Pioneer Group Luncheon Meeting

Speaker: Mary Snarskis

Topic: “The Playfords of Drysdale”

Venue: Lyceum Club


Friday 11th

 Annual Dinner

Speaker: Rob Linn

Topic: "The history of the Adelaide Club“

Venue: Adelaide Club, North terrace. 


Monday 18th


Speaker: The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide Martin Haese

Topic: "The development of Local Government in Adelaide"

Venue: Christ Church, 62–72 Jeffcott Street,  North Adelaide


Thursday 5th

Visit & Lunch Meeting

Speaker: Jason Shute
Topic: “The Visit of Prince Alfred to SA in 1867”

Venue:  Prince Alfred College. Kent Town  (Pirie Street, off The Parade West)



Thursday 19th

Pioneer Group Luncheon Meeting

Speaker: Jim Longmire

Topic: The Voyage of the the˜Baboo and the Lacemakers of Calais".


Sunday 22nd


Visit to Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum
Theme: "The Olden Days"

Venue: Tea Tree Heritage Museum, 3 Perseverance Road, Tea Tree Gully


Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th


Visit to the Moonta and Wallaroo Mines heritage sites


Thursday 7th

LUNCH Meeting

 “1837: a retrospective 180 years on.”
A round table discussion featuring short contributions from various PASA members
Venue: Lyceum Club - Level 1, 20-24 Leigh Street.



Thursday 28th

Proclamation Day Lunch

Speaker: Michael Burdett, Surveyor-General of SA
Topic: “The Early Colonial Surveys: a Surveyor’s Perspective”

Venue: Glenelg Golf Club