South Australia Team Clubhouse

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Hello Teamsters

This is our temporary page while we wait ... and wait ... for the South Australia Project to be officially launched. Apart from lounging around sipping beverages with our feet up on the furniture we can discuss what tasks need doing and maybe make a start.

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I've added some stuff that will be on the official Team Page (this one might be more fun) just to help you find your way around S.A. stuff on WikiTree and maybe get inspired. Please add anything I've left out.

Please add your #1 favourite historic photo from South Australia to this page. Mine is the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse.

Let us know all your inspirational thoughts. If you fall asleep, try not to snore too loudly. And no used coffee cups in the sink!

Team Leader

- This Week's Discussion Topics -

What shall we call the magpie?
What was the first immigrant ship to arrive in South Australia?
What's your favourite recipe from The Green and Gold Cookery Book?  

Team members:

Team Goals

  • Add to the list of South Australia Research Resources See below
  • List existing and proposed South Australian Topics See below
  • List related Categories See below
  • Group categories for First Nations whose country makes up what we call South Australia
  • Display and explain relevant stickers
  • Review SA Notables - category needed
  • Find sources for Unsourced Profiles

South Australia Research Resources

  • South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society GenealogySA has an online searchable database of Births, Deaths and Marriages as well as some burial information. The database is accessible to the public, but paid up SAGHS members get more information. SAGHS also has databases and original scans available at their library at 201 Unley Rd, Unley 5061. Free for members, non-members pay per day. PH: (08) 8272 4222
  • FamilyHistorySA Online Searchable Database Compiled by genealogists Barry and Maureen Leadbetter and free to use. An abundance of information on births, deaths, marriages, shipping arrivals and more from 1836. BDMs only go to about 1855-60; other data encompasses longer periods.
  • State Records of South Australia - Archives Search Not all records are digitised but useful ones to view online include hospital admissions, divorce records, admissions to the Destitute asylum and more. The Research Centre is at 115 Cavan Rd, Gepps Cross, open Tues, Wed and Thurs.
  • South Australian Obituaries A blogsite bringing together obituaries drawn from old newspapers, organised alphabetically. Not 100% complete, but pretty good.
  • Rootsweb Worldconnect Project - South Australians Searchable, free online database of South Australians and their family relationships, organised by surname.



South Australia Notables

See Australia, Notables There is currently no separate category for Sth Aust Notables, except the following:

Related Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Topics on WikiTree

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After seeing this G2G topic:

I wondered if we needed a South Australian winemakers category, but I discovered that one already exists, as well as:

Wine Districts in South Australia | Wineries in South Australia | South Australia, Occupations and Professions

Is it useful to list these SA-specific categories here or will it just clutter up? Personally, I sometimes find them hard to locate otherwise and it also prompts me to work on some of them when I look here.

posted by Rhys Fogarty
Thanks for setting this up Anne. Hopefully the work will be as much fun as this page :-)
posted by Danny Stapleton
Re the Piping Shrike, it isn't a bird in its own right but is a White backed magpie. Thanks Anne, have learnt something from the group all ready
posted by Sue Pardey
Sue Pardey, congratulations on your achievement creating the Local History Database for Mt Barker. I've used it for hunting down my ancestors, the Turners, Blights and Mitchells. It's excellent.
posted by [Living Turner]
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posted by [Living Turner]
Re the magpie: I checked my Slater's guide to Australian birds and there is no "Piping Shrike". Maybe that's an old name for what we call the magpie. Slater's guide says the little guy in the photo is a Bell Magpie. Kurraka is a great name suggestion. Any more?
posted by [Living Turner]
Hi all, I'm currently trying to add and improve profiles for early births and arrivals (1840s). I sporadically work on notable South Australians (inventors, scientists, explorers, sportspeople, etc). I would like to improve representation of Aboriginal South Australians but assume 19th century records are scant.

Magpie name - maybe Kurraka? (the Kaurna word for magpie, probably first written down by Teichelmann-1).

posted by Rhys Fogarty
Hi, I thought I would say hello. Not sure I will have time to contribute lots but I look forward to doing what I can. Not sure about the Magpie, SA emblem is a Piping Shrike, is that what it was meant to be? I am retired but worked as a History Officer, and created the Local History database for Mt Barker listed below (great inclusion)

Looking forward to getting to k nnow you all. Sue.

posted by Sue Pardey