Monthly luncheons are held the third Wednesday of each month.

They are happy occasions with a variety of guest speakers, opportunities to socialize and meet the
Society’s members and are open to guests.
They include a light, two course lunch with coffee/tea – wine is available for purchase.
At least three times a year we have formal luncheons to commemorate Australia’s history –
January – Australian Day
June – The Commemoration of Pioneer Women
October – Governor Arthur Phillip’s Birthday


Wednesday 21 November 2018
Guest Speaker: Annette Guterres – ‘Remembrance’
In this 100 year Anniversary of the end of World War One, and the formation of the RAF, there are many commemorations to remember our fallen. One journey of remembrance by a group of Australian WW2 veterans stands out.  Not many folk in their nineties would be prepared to cross the world to attend a commemoration but a group of 17 Bomber Command veterans, accompanied by family and friends, undertook this journey in April 2018.  Annette Guterres is a WPS Member and was organizer of the trip.
Cost is $35 for guests and $30 for WPS members.
Wednesday 19 December 2018
Christmas Party

Guests are very welcome.

During the busy lead up to Christmas, take time out to join us for a fun day of fellowship, food and frivolity.  Bring and Buy Table (donations welcome), Trivia, Competitions,Songs and Carols led by our patron, Mrs Linda Hurley.

Cost is $35 for guests and $30 for WPS members.

Wednesday 16 January 2019
Australia Day at the Paragon Hotel, Circular Quay

We will be gathering at 11.30 am beside the Women’s Pioneer Statue, which proudly stands in the Jessie Street Gardens, next to the newly renovated heritage listed Paragon Hotel in Loftus Street.  Lunch will be held on the first floor of the hotel (built in 1868) in an area set aside for WPS.  We will be having a set Australia Day menu with drinks available from the Bar at own cost.

Cost is $50, payable in advance by 11 January 2019.

Wednesday 20 February 2019

  The Thrill of the ChaseBuilding Research Library Collections

Guest Speaker:  Paul Brunton  OAM

Paul Brunton, Emeritus Curator of the State Library of N.S.W.  has worked with the Australian Collections for 49 years and was Curator of Manuscripts from 1986 to 2001 and Senior Curator from 2002-2012.  This presentation will focus on his preparation for an annotated edition of the original handwritten journal and logbook of William Bligh kept on HMS Bounty 1787-1t789for publication by Allen & Unwin.

Cost is $35 for guests and $30 for WPS members.

Womens Pioneer Society Australasia Captian Phillip Head Green Image