Wilkin's house
Mt Bryan East

Afghan Camel Handler

SLSA B1423

Keswick RGH
SLSA B 26285/4

Miss Mabel Marryat

SLSA   SRG 488/18/44

Junior Pioneers  Treasury Tunnels
April 2017


Pending Events


Wednesday 6 February

Pioneer Group Event


Speaker:  Ron Featherston          

Topic:  “1840 – the Foundations of the Irish in SA”

Venue:  Walkerville Uniting Church Hall, 17 Smith Street, Walkerville

Time:  12.00 pm – 2.00 pm

Cost:  Members $2, Non-members $5 

BYO lunch; Tea, coffee and biscuits provided

A free guided tour of the adjacent Walkerville Wesleyan Cemetery will commence at 11am. Numbers for the tour are restricted and bookings required by 31 January


Wednesday 3 April

Pub Lunch


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

Speaker:  Rhondda Harris

Topic: :  “Ashton’s Hotel; the journal of the first Governor of the Adelaide Gaol”

Time:  12.00 for 12.30pm

Cost:  Members $45, Non-members $50 (includes two course luncheon, tea and coffee; other drinks at own expense)

Bookings and payments essential by 26 March



 Events Calendar 2019

Monday 15 April

Junior Pioneers Event



Wednesday 5 June

Pioneer Group Event


Speaker:  Paul Blackman              

Topic: :  “Music in the Colonial Period”

Venue:  Lochend House, Campbelltown

Time:  10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Cost:  Members $5, Non-members $5  (includes tour of Lochend house and morning tea)

 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.)

Speaker: Michael Smith

Topic:  “The Recently Discovered Photography of Robert Fraser”

Wednesday 19 September


Venue: Mothers Union Meeting Room.

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


Wednesday 10 October

Colonial Era Fashion Parade presented by the Victoriana Society of SA Inc

Venue:  Clarence Park Community Centre,

Narrator:  Jayne Kayder



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


Weekend of 27-28 October

History Weekend at Burra

PASA trip to Burra and Mt Bryan East on the weekend of 27-28 October.

Sunday 25 November

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

Time:                 11am Guided walk to local historic sites

                          12.30pm Lunch at “Nest Bistro”

Speaker:          Lyn O’Grady

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


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



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