March Members Meeting

Join the HSSA 4 March at 7.30pm with guest speaker Bill Othams with the topic “Coromandelians – a one-ship study of early European settlers in South Australia”

Brian Stace and Bill Othams co-authored Coromandelians: South Australian Pioneers of the Coromandel. They both had ancestors who arrived in South Australia on the Coromandel in January 1837, sparking their interest in the ship and its passengers. The publication of the book was the outcome of over 10 years of research. The Coromandel was the first vessel to carry out free-passage emigrants who were not required to have contracts of employment before they left England. The book and this talk are the story of all those free agents, and how they fared. All welcome – non members $5 entry.