Wilkin's house
Mt Bryan East

Keswick RGH
SLSA B 26285/4

Miss Mabel Marryat

SLSA   SRG 488/18/44


Pending Events


Wednesday 8 May

Pioneer Group Event


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

Speaker:  Brian Stace & Bill Othams

Topic: :  “The Passengers on the Coromandel 1837

Time:  12.00 - 2.00pm

Cost:  Members $2, Non-members $2

BYO lunch: Tea & coffee provided


PASA members are invited to other events where Brian Stace and Bill Othams will be speaking on related topics from their forthcoming book on the Coromandel 1837

  • on Wednesday 8 May from 7.30 – 10pm at a meeting of the Coromandel Valley Branch of the National Trust and the Blackwood Action Group at the Blackwood Uniting Church Hall, 266 Main Road, Blackwood (Cost $5); and
  • on Sunday 26 May from 4.00 – 5.30pm at a meeting of the Glenelg Historical Society held at the Jetty Hotel, Jetty Road, Glenelg (adjacent Moseley Square) (Free entry).


Sunday 19 May, Monday 20 May & Tuesday 21 May

Pioneer Poster Exhibition


Venue:  Basement, Stafford House, 23-25 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Time:  Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Monday & Tuesday: 10:00 am – 2.30 pm

Cost:  Free


Sunday 19 May, Monday 20 May & Tuesday 21 May

Pioneer Photo Scanfest


Venue:  Basement, Stafford House, 23-25 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Time:  Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Monday 10:00 am – 2.30 pm

Cost:  Free


refer FLYER for details



 Events Calendar 2019


Wednesday 5 June

Pioneer Group Event

(Joint event with the Campbelltown Historical Society)


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)

Wednesday 3 July

Pioneer Group Event


Speaker:  Jim Everett              

Topic: :  “The Pioneers Memorialised in the Kent Town Uniting Church - a guided tour.”

Venue:  Kent Town Uniting Church

Time:  11:00 am – 12.30 pm

Cost:  Members $5, Non-members $5

Bookings Required - limited numbers.


 Past Events Calendar 2019

Wednesday 6 February

Pioneer Group Event

Speaker:  Ron Featherston          

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

Venue:  Walkerville Uniting Church Hall


Wednesday 3 April

Pub Lunch

Venue:  Victoria Room, Edinburgh Hotel

Speaker:  Rhondda Harris

Topic: :  "True Crime in Adelaide - stories from the journal of the first Governor of the Adelaide Gaol”


Monday 15 April

Junior Pioneers Event

“Roaming Rundle Mall” – a guided tour with Glen Woodward


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”

 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 

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


 Location: Meeting with the Mt Barker branch of the National Trust

Includes a house and garden tour.

Thursday 6 September 


 The tour features the historic furniture of the House.

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 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.

Sunday 25 November

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

Time:         Guided walk to local historic sites

                  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

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




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