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.
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- 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?
- Anne Tichborne Special interests - Kangaroo Island, Encounter Bay, whalers, lighthouses, The Green and Gold Cookery Book, Blights from Cornwall, Prussian settlers, First Nations of S.A.
- Veronica Williams
- Sharon Legierski
- Rhys Fogarty
- Kylie Haese special interests - Settlers and Pioneers, Prussian migration, Rowland Flat, Barossa Valley, Lutherans.
- Sue Pardey
- Danny Stapleton
- Eileen Strikwerda
- Doug Laidlaw
- 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.
- Photograph Collection, State Library of South Australia Over 100,000 images can be viewed online, often with informative notes.
- Kangaroo Island Pioneers Association Online history, local family history, cemeteries, monuments etc freely available. Members also have online access to old newsletters.
- Mount Barker Local HIstory Centre - Search Online Many digitised photographs, articles, lists etc available to view free, or visit the Centre within the Mt Barker Library.
- Holdfast Bay History Centre Glenelg, Brighton, Seacliff. Archives held onsite. Photos can be viewed using Library Catalogue link on same web page. Ringwood House, 14 Jetty Rd, Brighton
South Australia Notables
See Australia, Notables There is currently no separate category for Sth Aust Notables, except the following:
- South Australia, Governors from 1901 25 Profiles. There are a few Governors' Spouses placed incorrectly in this Category.
- South Australia, Governors' Spouses 4 Profiles.
- South Australia, Pioneers 15 Profiles There are a few Governors and their spouses placed incorrectly in this category.
Related Categories on WikiTree
- Adnyamathana People
- Aboriginal People from Granite Downs
- Kaurna People
- Ngarrindjeri People
- Aboriginal People from Narrung, South Australia
- Pitjantjatjara People
- Aboriginal People from Point McLeay
- Ramindjeri People
- Aboriginal People from Todmorden Station
- South Australia Towns and localities are listed directly under South Australia, as well as ...
- Arrivals to South Australia Immigrant ship arrivals
- South Australia, Immigrants Countries of Origin are listed as sub-categories
Related Projects and Topics on WikiTree
- Topic: Kangaroo Island Early Settlers
- Project: Prussian Settlement in Australia - German Australians See South Australia section
- Topic: The Green and Gold Cookery Book
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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.
Magpie name - maybe Kurraka? (the Kaurna word for magpie, probably first written down by Teichelmann-1).
Looking forward to getting to k nnow you all. Sue.