Three Ways to Pay for an Event

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.


February 2024

Monday 12 Feb 2024 12 noon for 12.30 pm

E24-01 Lunch Meeting – Dr John Woodforde
Venue: Westbourne Park Uniting Church Hall, 27 Sussex Terrace, Hawthorn
Speaker: Rob Kirk
Rob Kirk will introduce us to Dr John Woodforde, who arrived on the Rapid with his friend Colonel Light in 1836.  Dr Woodforde delivered the colony's first European babies in a tent at Rapid Bay and documented his first two years in the new village of Adelaide in his diary.  We follow early Adelaide history through his eyes as he tended the colony's ills from his house near the corner of Hindley and King William Streets.  Dr Woodforde was an early Coroner, and his son went exploring with John McDouall Stuart.  Please bring your own lunch and join us for this entertaining presentation.


Maximum: 100 people
Cost:  $5

Wednesday 28 February 2024 10.30 am

SM24-01  SameShips - Somersetshire
Venue: Pioneers SA, 25 Leigh St, Adelaide

Maximum: 15 people
Cost: Gold coin donation
Please email bookings to

March 2024

Monday 4 March 2024 10am – 12pm

E24–02 State Records Tour and Talk

115 Cavan Road, Gepps Cross


Due to the popularity of the recent tour, we have arranged another visit to this fantastic facility.  Members will tour the repository spaces at the Gepps Cross facility, view a display of historic records and take the opportunity to learn how to best use the SRSA research facilities. (You will not be able to use the Research Centre on the day. The Research centre is only open for private research from Tuesday to Thursday and bookings must be made with State Records in advance.)  Free car parking is available outside the Centre. 
*** Please note that bags and personal items cannot be taken on the tour.  Lockers will be available to store any items while members are in the Centre. ***


Maximum: 26 people

Cost: $5 per person

Sunday 17 March 2024  2pm – 4pm

E24-03 Cummins House Tour & Devonshire Tea

23 Sheoak Road, Novar Gardens


Situated on the Sturt River, Cummins House was designed by architect George Kingston and is one of the earliest surviving houses in South Australia.  It was the residence of South Australian pioneer and politician John Morphett, who was granted title to the land in 1840.  Named ‘Cummins Estate’ after his mother’s Devonshire farm, the house was purpose-built and lived in by five generations of the Morphett family until it was sold to the State Government in the 1970s. 
Join us for a guided tour of the House and enjoy a wonderful Devonshire Tea in the atrium.  You might also like to explore the gift shop and plant nursery (both cash sales only). 

This venue is not access-friendly and the tour involves considerable standing and walking.

Maximum: 35 people

Cost: $17.50

Wednesday 27 March 2024 10.30 am

SameShips – Winchester


Pioneers SA, 25 Leigh St, Adelaide

Maximum: 15 people.

Cost:  $2.00

Please email bookings to


April 2024

Wednesday 10 April 12 pm - 2 pm
E24-04 Lunch Meeting – Early Theatres in Adelaide
Walkerville Uniting Church


Bring your lunch and join us as Ian Sellick takes us on a journey through early theatre life in
Adelaide between 1836 and 1856. Ian’s stories about the establishment of Adelaide theatres
and their characters is interwoven with the story of all the vagaries of life endured by the early
colonists who had arrived in a country very different from the comfort and safety of Mother


Maximum: 100 people
Cost $5

Wednesday 24 April 2024 10.30am
SM-03 SameShips - Rajasthan
(Voyages 1838 + 1840)
Pioneers SA, 25 Leigh St, Adelaide


Maximum: 15 people.
Cost: $2.00
Please email bookings to

May 2024

History Festival
Poster Exhibition – Pioneers SA Office, 25 Leigh Street 
Monday 1 May, time TBA 

Launch by John Ford
The poster display can be viewed during the Pioneer SA office open hours from Monday 30 April to Thursday 23 May.

Monday 13 May 10am – 12pm 
New members morning tea

Pioneers SA Office, 25  Leigh Street

June 2024

Friday 28 June 6pm

Annual Dinner Speaker: Dawn Jennifer – Lying-in Dept 
at the Destitute Asylum
Royal Coach Motor Inn 24 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town SA 5067

Maximum: 100 
Cost: TBA


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Please note that bookings are required for all events and will close seven days prior to the scheduled date.  Payment in advance is essential for all events, unless the event cost is $5 or a gold coin donation.


Online bookings can be made by email to  Please include the names of all attendees and a contact phone number, as well as the name of the event and code (e.g. E23-24 Proclamation Day Lunch) in your email.

Payments can be made via EFT (preferred) to:

Pioneers SA - BankSA

BSB : 105 900

Account Number:   9500 67040

Please include your name and the event code in the description.


We also take phone (08 8231 5055) and personal bookings during office hours (Tuesday & Thursday 10am – 2pm).   EFT, credit card or cash payments can be made by phone or in person.