Publications


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

 On 19 September 2015, the Pioneers Association of South Australia Inc 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 cheque or direct bank transfer. Contact us on (08) 8231 5055 during office hours or by email at pioneersa@chariot.net.au for details.

 

 PASA Publications  

Over the years the Pioneers Association of South Australia Inc (PASA) has published many leaflets relating to the pioneer settlers and early history of South Australia. Copies of are available either in the original print format, photocopies where the original print has been sold out or reformatted versions.
For a comprehensive index or contents please refer:  Consolidated Index of Publications
 
To place an order, complete the Publications order form or contact the Pioneers Association on (08) 8231 5055 or email pioneersa@chariot.net.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 opions including EFT details.
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
 
$2.00
3
 
   
 
Life Members as at June 30th 1937
 
1937
 
12
 
n/a
4
 
 
Wilson, G.C.
 
 
Early Exploration
 
1937
 
4
 
$2.00
5
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
Mrs David Randall's Reminiscences
 
1939
 
14
 
$2.00
6
 
 
Duncan-Hughes
 
 
The Scots Invasion of South Australia
 
1939
 
3
 
$2.00
7
 
 
Borrow, M.
 
 
John Cliffe & Henry Watts and the Pioneer Post Offices of South Australia
 
N/A
 
12
 
$2.00
8
 
 
Fry, R.R.
 
 
The Story of John Binnie of Wirrega Head Station
 
1940
 
8
 
$2.00
9
 
 
Morphett G.C.
 
 
Simple Story of Rural Development
 
1940
 
4
 
$2.00
10
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Weaver Family
 
1940
 
4
 
$2.00
11
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The History of Thomas & Harriet Matthews
 
N/A
 
8
 
$2.00
12
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
John Barton Hack: A Quaker Pioneer
 
N/A
 
12
 
$2.00
13
 
 
McLellan, J.
 
 
Adelaide's Early Inns & Taverns
 
1941
 
24
 
$5.00
14
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Herberts: A Pioneer Family of the Yankalilla District
 
1941
 
11
 
$2.00
15
 
 
Bagot, C.H.
 
 
Captain Charles Hervey Bagot
 
1942
 
38
 
$10.00
16
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Yeates Family
 
1942
 
4
 
$2.00
17
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
Robert Cock: A 'Buffalo' Pioneer
 
1942
 
6
 
$2.00
18
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Beare Family
 
1942
 
15
 
$5.00
19
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
W.H. Burford: A Pioneer Manufacturer
 
1942
 
8
 
$2.00
20
 
 
Correll, Misses
 
 
The Cowley Family
 
1942
 
8
 
$2.00
21
 
 
Smith, V.
 
 
History of the Outer Harbour or Light's Passage
 
1942
 
6
 
$2.00
22
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
William & Rosina Ferguson
 
1943
 
13
 
$2.00
23
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
Captain Francis Davison of Blakiston
 
1943
 
12
 
$2.00
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
 
$2.00
26
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
Founders of South Australia
 
1944
 
8
 
$2.00
27
 
 
Radford, D.H.
 
 
The Family of Thomas & Martha Radford
 
1944
 
7
 
$2.00
28
 
 
Sanders, W.B.
 
 
William Sanders and some 'Canowie' History
 
1944
 
8
 
$2.00
29
 
 
Masters, F.
 
 
The Family of Thomas and Mary Ann Taylor Masters
 
1945
 
6
 
$2.00
30
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Fox Family of 'Marybank'
 
1945
 
6
 
$2.00
31
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
The Cudmore Family in Australia
 
1945
 
8
 
$2.00
32
 
 
Cleland, J.B.
 
 
Pioneer Medical Men in SA
 
1945
 
24
 
$5.00
33
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
Early Mount Barker
 
1945
 
10
 
$2.00
34
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
South Australia: Originally a Province - Why?
 
1946
 
35
 
$10.00
35
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
The Hallett Family
 
1946
 
7
 
$2.00
36
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
John Ainsworth Horrocks
 
1946
 
11
 
$2.00
37
 
 
Ayers, Miss L.L.
 
 
Sir Henry Ayers KCMG & His Family
 
1946
 
7
 
$2.00
38
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Hawson Family
 
1946
 
8
 
$2.00
39
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Bakers of Morialta
 
1946
 
7
 
$2.00
40
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
1946
 
6
 
$2.00
41
 
 
Smith, V.
 
 
John Ragless & His Descendants
 
1946
 
7
 
$2.00
42
 
 
Wright, W.M.
 
 
John Bowden & His Descendants
 
1946
 
8
 
$2.00
43
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
John Banks Shepherdson
 
1947
 
8
 
$2.00
44
 
   
 
PASA List of Members 30th June 1947
 
1947
 
11
 
n/a
45
 
 
Rees, J.S.
 
 
The Story Behind 'Light's Vision'
 
1947
 
8
 
$2.00
46
 
 
Mellor, J.H.
 
 
John Mellor, His Ancestors & Descendants
 
1947
 
8
 
$2.00
47
 
 
Ewens, L.J.
 
 
The South Australian Savings Bank
 
1947
 
37
 
$10.00
48
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
William Archer Deacon
 
1948
 
9
 
$2.00
49
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
Rev. Thos. Quinton Stow
 
1948
 
6
 
$2.00
50
 
 
Mortlock, J.T.
 
 
Martindale Hall
 
1948
 
12
 
$2.00
51
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
Macclesfield & the Congregational Centenary
 
1948
 
6
 
$2.00
52
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
South Australia and New South Wales
 
1948
 
14
 
$2.00
53
 
 
Borrow, K.T.
 
 
Whaling at Encounter Bay
 
1948
 
15
 
$5.00
54
 
 
Finnis, H.J.
 
 
Early Settlers in Islands on Bass Strait
 
1948
 
11
 
$2.00
55
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Gilberts of Pewsey Vale
 
1949
 
15
 
$5.00
56
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
Pioneers Annual Pilgrimage to Light's Vision 4th July 1949
 
1949
 
3
 
$2.00
57
 
 
Borrow, T
 
 
The Province of South Australia: An Original Colony
 
1949
 
16
 
$5.00
58
 
 
 
 
 
Pioneers Visit to 'Wongalere'
 
1949
 
3
 
$2.00
59
 
 
I'Anson, J.C.
 
 
The I'Anson Family
 
1949
 
18
 
$5.00
60
 
 
Meller, Miss M.
 
 
The Stanley Grammar School, Watervale
 
1949
 
15
 
$5.00
61
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
Edward Gibbon Wakefield: Father of Self Government in Australia
 
1951
 
15
 
$2.00
62
 
 
Rees, J.S.
 
 
Memorials to the Founder of Adelaide: Col. William Light
 
1950
 
5
 
$2.00
63
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
A Synopsis of the Diary of Dr. John Woodforde
 
1950
 
8
 
$2.00
64
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
South Australia's Place in Relation to the Development of Constitutional Government
 
1950
 
9
 
$2.00
65
 
 
Nicholls, Sir R.
 
 
The Day We Celebrate
 
1950
 
3
 
$2.00
66
 
 
Ward, M.H.
 
 
Some Brief Records of Brewing in South Australia
 
1950
 
19
 
$5.00
67
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
Mr. Morphett: Golden Wedding Anniversary Address
 
1951
 
7
 
$2.00
68
 
 
Clatke, G.T.
 
 
Address on Taxation in South Australia
 
1951
 
5
 
$2.00
69
 
 
Rymill, A.
 
 
The First Municipality in Australasia
 
1951
 
5
 
$2.00
70
 
 
Newland, Sir H.
 
 
Pioneers Pilgrimage ot Light's Vision
 
1951
 
4
 
$2.00
71
 
 
Martin, W.T.
 
 
Our Australia
 
1951
 
5
 
$2.00
72
 
 
Whitington, L.A.
 
 
Matthew Flinders and Terra Australis
 
1951
 
10
 
$2.00
73
 
 
Jenkins, Sir G.
 
 
The Day We Celebrate
 
1952
 
2
 
$2.00
74
 
 
Smith, V.
 
 
Brief Biographical Notes: Ships Captains of Semaphore
 
1952
 
12
 
$2.00
75
 
 
Norrie, Sir W.
 
 
Edward Gibbon Wakefield
 
1952
 
3
 
$2.00
76
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
Pioneers Visit to 'Athelney': The Hughes of 'Booyoole'
 
1952
 
4
 
$2.00
77
 
 
Ewens, L.J.
 
 
The Little Ships of the Pioneer Years
 
1952
 
10
 
$2.00
78
 
 
McBride, P.A.
 
 
Memorial to Daisy Bates & The History of the Botanic Garden
 
1952
 
6
 
$2.00
79
 
 
Ewens, L.J.
 
 
The Establishment of Trinity Church Adelaide
 
1953
 
10
 
$2.00
80
 
 
Ewens, L.J.
 
 
The Little Ships of the Pioneer Years: Part 2
 
1953
 
16
 
$5.00
81
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
The Pioneer Pegler Family
 
1953
 
4
 
$2.00
82
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
The British Province of South Australia
 
1954
 
7
 
$2.00
83
 
 
Williams, D.J.
 
 
The Queen Adelaide Relics
 
1954
 
4
 
$2.00
84
 
 
Mudie, C.D.
 
 
Development of the Street System in Adelaide
 
1954
 
6
 
$2.00
85
 
 
Morphett, G.C.
 
 
A Brief Outline of the History of John and Ann Dawkins
 
1955
 
10
 
$2.00
86
 
 
Sanders C.S.
 
 
The Settlement of George Sanders and his Family at Echunga Creek, 1839-40
 
1955
 
22
 
$5.00
87
 
 
Borrow, T.
 
 
Lieutenant-Colonel George Gawler
 
1955
 
37
 
$10.00
88
 
 
Skipper, S.H.
 
 
John Michael Skipper (includes publications 89 & 90 in one booklet)
 
1957
 
6
 
$2.00
89
 
 
Smith, V.
 
 
Captain Hugh Quin (includes publications 88 & 90 in one booklet)
 
1957
 
6
 
$2.00
90
 
 
Ewens, L.J.
 
 
Willunga: A Pioneer District & Town (includes publications 89 & 90 in one booklet)
 
1957
 
6
 
$2.00
91
 
 
 
 
 
Celebration of 100 Years of responsible Government in South Australia
 
1957
 
5
 
$2.00
92
 
 
Fischer, G.L.
 
 
The Queens Theatre, Adelaide 1841-1842
 
1957
 
10
 
$2.00
93
 
 
Borrow, K.T.
 
 
Charles Mann 1799-1860
 
1958
 
13
 
$2.00
94
 
 
Finnis, H.J.
 
 
Captain John Finnis 1802-1872
 
1958
 
19
 
$5.00
95
 
 
Bagot, C.H.
 
 
Some Nineteenth Century Adelaide Architects
 
1958
 
10
 
$2.00
96
 
 
Ewens, L.J.
 
 
Prince Regent
 
1960
 
19
 
$5.00
97
 
 
Borrow, K.T.
 
 
The White Collection
 
1960
 
54
 
$10.00
98
 
 
Taylor, C.W.
 
 
Samuel Myles MRCSL 1797-1866
 
1961
 
13
 
$2.00
99
 
 
Ewens, L.J.
 
 
The South Australian Colonizing Ships of 1836
 
1962
 
23
 
$5.00
100
 
 
Finnis, H.J.
 
 
'Woodhouse' Stirling East, South Australia
 
1963
 
8
 
$2.00
101
 
 
Finnis, H.J.
 
 
Before the 'Buffalo'
 
1964
 
24
 
$5.00
102
 
 
Fischer, G.L.
 
 
Richard Dixon Hawkins: Founder of Aldgate
 
1964
 
4
 
$2.00
103
 
 
Finnis, H.J.
 
 
The Great Eastern Road (from Adelaide to the River Murray)
 
1968
 
16
 
$5.00
104
 
 
Goldney, F.H.
 
 
The Quaker Meeting House, North Adelaide
 
1968
 
10
 
$2.00
105
 
 
Yelland, E.M.
 
 
Henry Jones, Esq JP 1799-1889: South Australian Patoralist and Pioneer
 
1969
 
18
 
$5.00
106
 
 
Lawrenson, E.
 
 
Stephen King Jr. 1841-1915
 
1970
 
25
 
$5.00
107
 
 
Borrow, K.T.
 
 
Dr. William Wyatt (1805-1886) of Kurralta South Australia
 
1972
 
29
 
$5.00
108
 
 
Andrews, E.B.
 
 
E.W. Andrews (1812-1877) and the South Australian Register
 
1978
 
21
 
$5.00
109
 
 
Borrow, K.T.
 
 
Government House, Adelaide (1837-1901)
 
1982
 
28
 
$5.00
110
 
 
Elder, D.
 
 
Col. William Light in India 1805
 
1982
 
15
 
$5.00
111
 
 
Pash, D.
 
 
R.G. Symonds (1810-96): Newhaven Symonds and Pioneer Port Adelaide
 
1991
 
35
 
$10.00
112
 
 
Jennings, H.
 
 
Young Bingham Hutchinson (1806-70) and the Foundation of South Australia
 
1991
 
16
 
$5.00
113
 
 
Borrow, K.T.
 
 
Anne Gliddon's 'Family Record'
 
1991
 
44
 
$10.00
114
 
 
Rees, J.S.
 
 
A Brief History of Adelaide's Parklands
 
1948
 
16
 
$5.00
115
 
 
Various
 
 
A Pioneer History of South Australia
 
2003   N/A
116
 
 
Price, Sir A.Grenfell
 
 
Founders of South Australia
 
1935 24 $10.00
117
 
 
Nicholas, Dr J
 
 
Women of Substance and the Paradise of Dissent
 
2002 20 $10.00
118
 
 
Maschmedt, A.P.
 
 
Ludlow House
 
2009
 24
 
$10.00

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. 

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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 the Association, 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 the Association's 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 can be viewed at the PASA office, or you can check availability at your public library.