Journal

   
The PioneersSA Journal is issued quarterly and is our way of keeping in touch with members all over the world. The Association was inaugurated in 1935 and there has always been a continuing membership of several hundred, not all of whom live in metropolitan Adelaide. We now boast approximately 700 subscribers, some of whom are interstate and some that are overseas. A good proportion live in rural and remote areas throughout the country.   
   
For the most part articles concentrate on the time span between the late 1820's up until the middle 1840's. This provides our readership with some understanding as to why their forebears came to Australia and how the process of systematic colonization, as proposed by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, led to their emigration. Equally interesting are the trials and tribulations of settling a new country that many endured, sometimes with limited resources. Here, we are sometimes treated, to anecdotal information of a personal nature that is both comforting and edifying. We are continually surprised by the new material which surfaces from time to time and members are indebted to those families who have kept such good records and who are now prepared to share them with others.    
   
The Journal is for all members and we invite contributions that are consistent with the Association's aims and objectives. If you wish to submit items for publication, either post to PioneersSA, Level 2, Stafford House, 25 Leigh Street, Adelaide, or email to info@pioneerssa.org.au 

 

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The Journal is available to libraries and to the public at a modest cost of $5.00 plus postage.

 

All issues of 'The Pioneer' are available in pdf format from the Members Resource Area in the Journal & Newsletters page.

Summer 2020  No 256

 

Contents

  • Felonious Marriage: The Troubles of John [O’]Toole
  • From 1836 Colonisation to 2036 Conservation?
  • Junior Pioneers’ Visit to St Peter’s Cathedral
  • Stories from the Leigh Street Corner
  • Visit to Clipper Ship City of Adelaide
  • Osmond Gilles Grave Rededication
  • President’s Report 
  • Welcome to New Members
  • PASA’s Three Year Plan
  • Calendar 2020-21
  • Photographs from PASA Events

Autumn 2021 No 257

 

Contents

  • Coromandel Pioneers Remembered
  • Henry & Caroline Lockyer
  • Research Study of Our Earliest Settlers and Their Families
  • Photos from Recent PASA Events
  • Rare Book Review
  • President’s Report
  • Pioneer Events
  • Welcome to New Members
  • Plush New Premises
  • Coming of Age – Junior Pioneers 21 Years Young
  • Council Members
  • Calendar 2021
  • Proclamation Day 2020 and Other Photos

Winter 2021 No 258

 

Contents

 

  • George Sara, Willunga Stonemason
  • PASA Visits Willunga
  • Celebrating 21 Years of Junior Pioneers
  • Junior Pioneers Visit Government House (Photos)
  • The Use & Misuse of Passenger Lists
  • 1840 Retrospective
  • President’s Report
  • Welcome to New Members
  • Fees 2021-22
  • Calendar 2021, Council Members
  • Thomas Young Cotter – another “Coromandelian”
  • PASA Visits Willunga (Photos)

Spring 2021 No 259

 

Contents

 

  • The Institute Movement in SA: the Quest for Useful Knowledge
  • William Hamilton & the Duke of York
  • South Australian Institute Visit
  • Pioneers SA Annual Dinner
  • The Misuse of Passenger Lists: Part 2
  • Pioneers SA – That’s Us!
  • President’s Report
  • Welcome to New Members
  • Notice of Annual General Meeting
  • Calendar 2021, Council Members
  • Pioneers SA Events

 

In March 2012, the first edition of an electronic newsletter was distributed to members on the PioneersSA email list.

 

The advent of this newsletter was a direct result of feedback received from the 2011 survey of members and in order to support more regular communication between the Council and members.

 

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