Keswick RGH
SLSA B 26285/4

Polish Hill River Church Museum

Bungaree Shearing Shed


Events Calendar 2018



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”

Time:         11.00 am – 12.15 pm

Cost:          Gold coin donation

Members attending should note that food and beverage cannot be taken to this event, however coffee can be purchased prior to the meeting. You are most welcome to stay on for lunch at Rigoni’s afterwards or head to the PASA Office for a tea or coffee.


East McDonnell Ranges
Photo: CR

Afghan Camel Handler

SLSA B1423



Friday 17th August

Annual Dinner

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

Speaker: Geoff Lock

Topic:  “Pewter drinking vessels used in colonial times”

Time:   6.30 for 7.00pm

Cost:    $80 (3 course dinner and drink on arrival)

Bookings essential by 9 August



Monday 17 September

Annual General Meeting

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

Time:   7.00pm for registration; AGM commences at 7.15pm (Optional tour of the historic church from 6.30pm – 7.00pm.)

Cost:    No charge

Supper provided

 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 16 May

Writers' Workshop

Venue: Mothers Union Meeting Room

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 18 July

 Writers Workshop

 Venue: Mothers Union meeting room

Miss Mabel Marryat

SLSA   SRG 488/18/44

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