Publications


The Pioneers Association of South Australia: the First 80 years
by Cheryl Williss

On 19 September 2015, the PioneersSA celebrated its 80th anniversary. To mark the occasion, this book, published by Wakefield Press, tells the story of the Association’s journey thus far. With a Foreword by the Honourable Alexander Downer AC, this quality hard cover limited edition was extensively researched and is illustrated in colour throughout. It not only provides an opportunity for new members to learn about the history of the Association but also offers readers some insight into the social, cultural and political history of Adelaide. An appendix to the book lists all Association members as at 30 April 2015, together with their (earliest) ancestor’s ship and year of arrival in the Province of South Australia.The cost of the book is $35; plus $13 for postage, or it can be collected in person at our office. Payment can be made by direct bank transfer (prefered) or cheque. Contact PioneersSA on (08) 8231 5055 during office hours or by email at info@pioneerssa.org.au for details.
 

Coromandelians
South Australian Pioneers of the
Coromandel

by Brian Stace & William Othams

The Coromandel was part of the first group of vessels sent out to commence the colonisation of SA.

 

It left the UK about 7 weeks after the Buffalo (which carried the Governor and many of the officials) but arrived less than 3 weeks after the Buffalo. Although there were some labourers on earlier vessels, the Coromandel carried the first main group of labourers who were not already indentured to an employer on arrival in SA and some of the initial vital supplies.

 

This is a “must have” book for members, exploring the lives of mainly ordinary labourers arriving during the birth of SA. Not just for descendants of Coromandelians, this book is for all who are interested in the story of SA’s  early pioneers and the social history of the SA colonisation experiment.

Coromandelians - Additional Notes

Notes to be read in conjunction with the book Coromandelians.

 

To Purchase a Copy

 

The book is now available at $60.00 for PioneersSA members and $65.00 for non-members. If you would like a copy please email info@pioneersSA.org.au including "Purchase of Coromandelians Book" in the subject line.

 


PioneersSA Booklets/Pamphlets

Over the years the Pioneers Association of South Australia Inc. (PioneersSA)  has published many booklets about pioneer settlers and the early history of South Australia. Copies of are available either in the original print format, .pdf

facsimile where the original print has been sold out.

 

For a comprehensive index or contents please refer:  Consolidated Index of Publications

 

To place an order, complete the Publications order form or contact the PioneersSA on (08) 8231 5055 or email info@pioneerssa.org.au


NOTE: All prices are in Australian dollars and payment must be made in Australian dollars. Amounts under $5 may be made in the equivalent of Australian postage stamps. Check the order form for other payment options including EFT details.

 

All Publications are available to PioneersSA members from the Members Resource Area in the Publications eBooks page.

No
 
 
Author
 
 
Title
 
Date
 
#
pgs
 
Price
$AUD
1
 
     
 
Constitution & Rules
 
1935
 
9
 
n/a
2
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
When Adelaide Was Very Young
 
1936
 
12
 
POA
3
 
     
 
Life Members as at June 30th 1937
 
1937
 
12
 
n/a
4
 
 
Wilson, G.C.
 
 
Early Exploration
 
1937
 
4
 
POA
5
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
Mrs David Randall's Reminiscences
 
1939
 
14
 
POA
6
 
 
Duncan-Hughes
 
 
The Scots Invasion of South Australia
 
1939
 
3
 
POA
7
 
 
Borrow, M.
 
 
John Cliffe & Henry Watts and the Pioneer Post Offices of South Australia
 
N/A
 
12
 
POA
8
 
 
Fry, R.R.
 
 
The Story of John Binnie of Wirrega Head Station
 
1940
 
8
 
POA
9
 
 
Morphett G.C.
 
 
Simple Story of Rural Development
 
1940
 
4
 
POA
10
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Weaver Family
 
1940
 
4
 
POA
11
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The History of Thomas & Harriet Matthews
 
N/A
 
8
 
POA
12
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
John Barton Hack: A Quaker Pioneer
 
N/A
 
12
 
POA
13
 
 
McLellan, J.
 
 
Adelaide's Early Inns & Taverns
 
1941
 
24
 
POA
14
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Herberts: A Pioneer Family of the Yankalilla District
 
1941
 
11
 
POA
15
 
 
Bagot, C.H.
 
 
Captain Charles Hervey Bagot
 
1942
 
38
 
POA
16
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Yeates Family
 
1942
 
4
 
POA
17
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
Robert Cock: A 'Buffalo' Pioneer
 
1942
 
6
 
POA
18
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Beare Family
 
1942
 
15
 
POA
19
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
W.H. Burford: A Pioneer Manufacturer
 
1942
 
8
 
POA
20
 
 
Correll, Misses
 
 
The Cowley Family
 
1942
 
8
 
POA
21
 
 
Smith, V.
 
 
History of the Outer Harbour or Light's Passage
 
1942
 
6
 
POA
22
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
William & Rosina Ferguson
 
1943
 
13
 
POA
23
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
Captain Francis Davison of Blakiston
 
1943
 
12
 
POA
24
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
PASA Annual Report to 30th June 1943
 
1943
 
4
 
n/a
25
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
Reminiscences of Charles F. Field
 
1944
 
12
 
POA
26
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
Founders of South Australia
 
1944
 
8
 
POA
27
 
 
Radford, D.H.
 
 
The Family of Thomas & Martha Radford
 
1944
 
7
 
POA
28
 
 
Sanders, W.B.
 
 
William Sanders and some 'Canowie' History
 
1944
 
8
 
POA
29
 
 
Masters, F.
 
 
The Family of Thomas and Mary Ann Taylor Masters
 
1945
 
6
 
POA
30
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Fox Family of 'Marybank'
 
1945
 
6
 
POA
31
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
The Cudmore Family in Australia
 
1945
 
8
 
POA
32
 
 
Cleland, J.B.
 
 
Pioneer Medical Men in SA
 
1945
 
24
 
POA
33
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
Early Mount Barker
 
1945
 
10
 
POA
34
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
South Australia: Originally a Province - Why?
 
1946
 
35
 
POA
35
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
The Hallett Family
 
1946
 
7
 
POA
36
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
John Ainsworth Horrocks
 
1946
 
11
 
POA
37
 
 
Ayers, Miss L.L.
 
 
Sir Henry Ayers KCMG & His Family
 
1946
 
7
 
POA
38
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Hawson Family
 
1946
 
8
 
POA
39
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Bakers of Morialta
 
1946
 
7
 
POA
40
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
 
1946
 
6
 
POA
41
 
 
Smith, V.
 
 
John Ragless & His Descendants
 
1946
 
7
 
POA
42
 
 
Wright, W.M.
 
 
John Bowden & His Descendants
 
1946
 
8
 
POA
43
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
John Banks Shepherdson
 
1947
 
8
 
POA
44
 
     
 
PASA List of Members 30th June 1947
 
1947
 
11
 
n/a
45
 
 
Rees, J.S.
 
 
The Story Behind 'Light's Vision'
 
1947
 
8
 
POA
46
 
 
Mellor, J.H.
 
 
John Mellor, His Ancestors & Descendants
 
1947
 
8
 
POA
47
 
 
Ewens, L.J.
 
 
The South Australian Savings Bank
 
1947
 
37
 
POA
48
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
William Archer Deacon
 
1948
 
9
 
POA
49
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
Rev. Thos. Quinton Stow
 
1948
 
6
 
POA
50
 
 
Mortlock, J.T.
 
 
Martindale Hall
 
1948
 
12
 
POA
51
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
Macclesfield & the Congregational Centenary
 
1948
 
6
 
POA
52
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
South Australia and New South Wales
 
1948
 
14
 
POA
53
 
 
Borrow, K.T.
 
 
Whaling at Encounter Bay
 
1948
 
15
 
POA
54
 
 
Finnis, H.J.
 
 
Early Settlers in Islands on Bass Strait
 
1948
 
11
 
POA
55
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Gilberts of Pewsey Vale
 
1949
 
15
 
POA
56
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
Pioneers Annual Pilgrimage to Light's Vision 4th July 1949
 
1949
 
3
 
POA
57
 
 
Borrow, T
 
 
The Province of South Australia: An Original Colony
 
1949
 
16
 
POA
58
 
 
 
 
 
Pioneers Visit to 'Wongalere'
 
1949
 
3
 
POA
59
 
 
I'Anson, J.C.
 
 
The I'Anson Family
 
1949
 
18
 
POA
60
 
 
Meller, Miss M.
 
 
The Stanley Grammar School, Watervale
 
1949
 
15
 
POA
61
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
Edward Gibbon Wakefield: Father of Self Government in Australia
 
1951
 
15
 
POA
62
 
 
Rees, J.S.
 
 
Memorials to the Founder of Adelaide: Col. William Light
 
1950
 
5
 
POA
63
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
A Synopsis of the Diary of Dr. John Woodforde
 
1950
 
8
 
POA
64
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
South Australia's Place in Relation to the Development of Constitutional Government
 
1950
 
9
 
POA
65
 
 
Nicholls, Sir R.
 
 
The Day We Celebrate
 
1950
 
3
 
POA
66
 
 
Ward, M.H.
 
 
Some Brief Records of Brewing in South Australia
 
1950
 
19
 
POA
67
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
Mr. Morphett: Golden Wedding Anniversary Address
 
1951
 
7
 
POA
68
 
 
Clatke, G.T.
 
 
Address on Taxation in South Australia
 
1951
 
5
 
POA
69
 
 
Rymill, A.
 
 
The First Municipality in Australasia
 
1951
 
5
 
POA
70
 
 
Newland, Sir H.
 
 
Pioneers Pilgrimage ot Light's Vision
 
1951
 
4
 
POA
71
 
 
Martin, W.T.
 
 
Our Australia
 
1951
 
5
 
POA
72
 
 
Whitington, L.A.
 
 
Matthew Flinders and Terra Australis
 
1951
 
10
 
POA
73
 
 
Jenkins, Sir G.
 
 
The Day We Celebrate
 
1952
 
2
 
POA
74
 
 
Smith, V.
 
 
Brief Biographical Notes: Ships Captains of Semaphore
 
1952
 
12
 
POA
75
 
 
Norrie, Sir W.
 
 
Edward Gibbon Wakefield
 
1952
 
3
 
POA
76
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
Pioneers Visit to 'Athelney': The Hughes of 'Booyoole'
 
1952
 
4
 
POA
77
 
 
Ewens, L.J.
 
 
The Little Ships of the Pioneer Years
 
1952
 
10
 
POA
78
 
 
McBride, P.A.
 
 
Memorial to Daisy Bates & The History of the Botanic Garden
 
1952
 
6
 
POA
79
 
 
Ewens, L.J.
 
 
The Establishment of Trinity Church Adelaide
 
1953
 
10
 
POA
80
 
 
Ewens, L.J.
 
 
The Little Ships of the Pioneer Years: Part 2
 
1953
 
16
 
POA
81
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Pioneer Pegler Family
 
1953
 
4
 
POA
82
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
The British Province of South Australia
 
1954
 
7
 
POA
83
 
 
Williams, D.J.
 
 
The Queen Adelaide Relics
 
1954
 
4
 
POA
84
 
 
Mudie, C.D.
 
 
Development of the Street System in Adelaide
 
1954
 
6
 
POA
85
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
A Brief Outline of the History of John and Ann Dawkins
 
1955
 
10
 
POA
86
 
 
Sanders C.S.
 
 
The Settlement of George Sanders and his Family at Echunga Creek, 1839-40
 
1955
 
22
 
POA
87
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
Lieutenant-Colonel George Gawler
 
1955
 
37
 
POA
88
 
 
Skipper, S.H.
 
 
John Michael Skipper (includes publications 89 & 90 in one booklet)
 
1957
 
6
 
POA
89
 
 
Smith, V.
 
 
Captain Hugh Quin (includes publications 88 & 90 in one booklet)
 
1957
 
6
 
POA
90
 
 
Ewens, L.J.
 
 
Willunga: A Pioneer District & Town (includes publications 89 & 90 in one booklet)
 
1957
 
6
 
POA
91
 
 
 
 
 
Celebration of 100 Years of responsible Government in South Australia
 
1957
 
5
 
POA
92
 
 
Fischer, G.L.
 
 
The Queens Theatre, Adelaide 1841-1842
 
1957
 
10
 
POA
93
 
 
Borrow, K.T.
 
 
Charles Mann 1799-1860
 
1958
 
13
 
POA
94
 
 
Finnis, H.J.
 
 
Captain John Finnis 1802-1872
 
1958
 
19
 
POA
95
 
 
Bagot, C.H.
 
 
Some Nineteenth Century Adelaide Architects
 
1958
 
10
 
POA
96
 
 
Ewens, L.J.
 
 
Prince Regent
 
1960
 
19
 
POA
97
 
 
Borrow, K.T.
 
 
The White Collection
 
1960
 
54
 
POA
98
 
 
Taylor, C.W.
 
 
Samuel Myles MRCSL 1797-1866
 
1961
 
13
 
POA
99
 
 
Ewens, L.J.
 
 
The South Australian Colonizing Ships of 1836
 
1962
 
23
 
POA
100
 
 
Finnis, H.J.
 
 
'Woodhouse' Stirling East, South Australia
 
1963
 
8
 
POA
101
 
 
Finnis, H.J.
 
 
Before the 'Buffalo'
 
1964
 
24
 
POA
102
 
 
Fischer, G.L.
 
 
Richard Dixon Hawkins: Founder of Aldgate
 
1964
 
4
 
POA
103
 
 
Finnis, H.J.
 
 
The Great Eastern Road (from Adelaide to the River Murray)
 
1968
 
16
 
POA
104
 
 
Goldney, F.H.
 
 
The Quaker Meeting House, North Adelaide
 
1968
 
10
 
POA
105
 
 
Yelland, E.M.
 
 
Henry Jones, Esq JP 1799-1889: South Australian Patoralist and Pioneer
 
1969
 
18
 
POA
106
 
 
Lawrenson, E.
 
 
Stephen King Jr. 1841-1915
 
1970
 
25
 
POA
107
 
 
Borrow, K.T.
 
 
Dr. William Wyatt (1805-1886) of Kurralta South Australia
 
1972
 
29
 
POA
108
 
 
Andrews, E.B.
 
 
E.W. Andrews (1812-1877) and the South Australian Register
 
1978
 
21
 
POA
109
 
 
Borrow, K.T.
 
 
Government House, Adelaide (1837-1901)
 
1982
 
28
 
POA
110
 
 
Elder, D.
 
 
Col. William Light in India 1805
 
1982
 
15
 
POA
111
 
 
Pash, D.
 
 
R.G. Symonds (1810-96): Newhaven Symonds and Pioneer Port Adelaide
 
1991
 
35
 
POA
112
 
 
Jennings, H.
 
 
Young Bingham Hutchinson (1806-70) and the Foundation of South Australia
 
1991
 
16
 
POA
113
 
 
Borrow, K.T.
 
 
Anne Gliddon's 'Family Record'
 
1991
 
44
 
POA
114
 
 
Rees, J.S.
 
 
A Brief History of Adelaide's Parklands
 
1948
 
16
 
POA
115
 
 
Various
 
 
A Pioneer History of South Australia
 
2003       N/A
116
 
 
Price, Sir A.Grenfell
 
 
Founders of South Australia
 
1935   24   POA
117
 
 
Nicholas, Dr J
 
 
Women of Substance and the Paradise of Dissent
 
2002   20   POA
118
 
 
Maschmedt, A.P.
 
 
Ludlow House
 
2009
  24
 
POA
119
    Stace, B     Early South Australian Pioneer Deaths Edition 2  
2014
  71  
POA

Click to viewNo 119 Early South Australian Settler Deaths by Brian Stace

This is the first of the Pioneers Association's many publications to be offered freely online, in keeping with its policy of increasingly taking advantage of digital media.

 

In it, the author, a Pioneer member and retired lawyer, provides a thorough account and documentation  of his research published in outline in three articles published in "The Pioneer", No. 224 Autumn 2012, No. 222 Winter 2012 and No. 224 Summer 2012. This publication is concerned with finding the identity of the first white person to die in the colony of South Australia and the location of that person's burial.

 Click on the image to view it.

 

In pursuit of this, the author has addressed a number of other critical questions such as: "When did the colony begin?" and "What areas of land and sea actually constituted the colony?" Answers to these questions are important in order to clearly define times, locations and circumstances of early deaths, and thus address his principal questions unequivocally. Brian Stace has painstakingly worked through all of the standard databases of South Australian shipping arrivals, passenger lists, deaths and burials as well as monumental inscriptions, newspapers, books, letters and other records held in the State Library and State Records (Archives), critically sifting the evidence to assemble his case.

 

He begins by describing early (pre-settlement/Proclamation) deaths at sea and on land, including both the mainland and Kangaroo Island, documenting these in some detail, together with supporting evidence. Then he looks at recorded deaths and burials following proclamation, having made a convincing case among the contenders for the first person to die in the colony as Eliza Stace, his great, great grandmother. His next task is to locate where she was buried. Here he is once again meticulous in his research, and comes to the conclusion that her last resting place was most likely near St Peters Church, Torrens Square, Glenelg.

 

The author has made extensive footnotes and endnotes, which not only pinpoint the sources of his evidence but also allow him to explain his research arguments and conclusions. Anyone wishing to follow his argument in detail will be well served by this.

This publication is a welcome addition to the Pioneers Association's offerings, and perhaps the first of many to be available in the new format.

 

Peter Brinkworth (Journal Editor)

A Pioneer History of South Australia  
Published by PioneersSA, with assistance from Encounter 2002, is "A Pioneer History of South Australia" - a B5 size, 230 page hardback publication compiled of extracts from many of our previous publications. The book has sections on the foundation of the colony, emigration to South Australia, life in early Adelaide, development of the town and the spread of settlement into rural South Australia. There are many black and white, and colour illustrations, some of which have never been published before.
 
SOLD OUT

"A Pioneer History of South Australia" [ISBN 0-9599901-8-6] is no longer available for sale. Copies are avallable to view at the PioneersSA library, or you can check it's availability at your public library.