The Port Phillip Pioneers Group (PPPG) is a family history group and was formed in May 1970 as a special interest group of The Genealogical Society of Victoria (GSV). The original purpose was to bring together members of the GSV who could establish lineal descent from Pioneers who settled or were born in the Port Phillip District of the Colony of New South Wales (the present State of Victoria) prior to 1 July 1851. The Group became a separate Incorporated Association in April 1991 and membership of the GSV is no longer required. Linking with the GSV is maintained as a Member Group. We are also affiliated with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.
The State of Victoria in Australia was known as the Port Phillip District of New South Wales prior to separation on 1 July 1851. Settlement at Melbourne, on the northern shore of Port Phillip Bay, commenced in 1835.
PIONEER PROFILES - "Pioneer Profiles, Volume 6," edited by Maree Posthuma, is now printed and available for purchase. A copy of the name and ship indexes is available here. Cost is $20.00 plus postage. "Pioneer Profiles, Volume 3" is also for sale at $15.00 plus postage while "Pioneer Profiles, Volume 1" has been reprinted. Guidelines for contributions to the next volume, "Pioneer Profiles, Volume 7," are available here.
Contacts: All enquiries to the Honorary Secretary or our Examiner of Proofs, Anne Bevis ( firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 5672 2593 ).
OFFICE BEARERS & COMMITTEE FOR 2019/2020 - Barbara Hawkins (President); Jessie Handoll (Vice President); Beverley Jacobson (Honorary Secretary); Susan Grant (Honorary Treasurer), Clare Bayne, Ken Smith, Marilla James, Anne Bevis, and Stuart Hamilton (Committee Members). Anne Bevis is Examiner of Proofs; Barbara Hawkins is Newsletter Editor; Susan Grant is Membership Secretary; Tom Davison is Property Officer, Bronwyn Quint is Welcome Desk Receptionist; Jan Hanslow is Librarian and Speech Transcriber; Alexander Romanov-Hughes is Webmaster and Auditor; Susan Grant is Distributor of Publications; Margaret Kaan is Caterer; Clare Bayne is Publicity Officer; Marilla James is Editor of "Pioneer Profiles" and Ken Smith is Speakers Co-ordinator.
REPRESENTATIVE - The PPPG representative in the United States of America is Ken McNaughton, 3778 College Avenue, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043, U.S.A.
ADDRESS - The Registered Office and mailing address for the Port Phillip Pioneers Group Inc. (ACN: A0022862G) is 55 Kerferd Street, Malvern East, Victoria, Australia, 3145.