Polish Hill River Church Museum

Bungaree Shearing Shed


Events Calendar 2018


Thursday 1 February

Thursday 1st

Pioneer Group Presentation

Speaker: Helen Stagg 
Topic: “Harnessing the River Murray: Stories of the people who built locks 1-9, 1915-1935”

Venue: Rigoni's Restaurant, 27 Leigh Street


Thursday 1 March

Pioneer Group Lunch   

Venue:      Payneham Community Centre, 374 Payneham Road, Payneham (Car parking available.                Enter from Payneham Road.)

Speaker:   Howard Speed

Topic:        “Early Photography and Photographers in Colonial SA”

Time:         12.00 for 12.30pm

Cost:          Gold coin donation (BYO lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.)

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

                Building P, 2nd Floor [lift available]

                University Parade, Mawson Lakes

Time:         1.30pm - 3.30pm (Please arrive by 1.15pm)

Cost:          Juniors $8  Adults $10

Bookings and payments essential by 3 April

Planetarium Visit

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).”

Time:         12.00 for 12.30pm

Cost:          $45 (includes two course luncheon, tea and coffee; other drinks at own expense)

Bookings and payments essential by 10 April

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

Time:         10.00am - 2.00pm each open day

Cost:          No charge

Wednesday 16 May

Writers' Workshop

Venue: Mothers Union Meeting Room

Time: 10am – 12:30pm


Wednesday 6 June

Pioneer Group Presentation, Lunch and Museum Visit

Venue:      Keswick Barracks, Anzac Highway, Keswick. (Car parking available. Enter through gate 4.)

Speaker:   Cheryl Williss

Topic:        “Miss Mabel Marryat MBE; Welfare and War Worker”

Time:         11.00am – 3.00pm

Cost:          $25 (Includes lunch and museum entry)



Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum
3 Perseverance Road
Tea Tree Gully

Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum


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