from 1838 to now ...



When and where?

What to bring?

The 2016 Pitman Family Reunion was held



Sunday 6 November 2016


11.30 am to 3 pm


Gilles Plains and Hampstead Gardens RSL Hall
Corner North East Rd and Ways Rd
Manningham South Australia

Travelling by car? Enter the car park from Bennett Ave
Travelling by bus? Stop 17 on North East Road

Please bring

  • As many of the family as you can, including children (activities will be available during the reunion)

  • Plates of lunch to share (ready to serve or reheat please)
  • Items of interest to include in the memorabilia display
  • donation toward expenses (hall hire, provisions) and toward the ongoing costs of postage and website fees.  




11.30 am

Arrive any time from 11.30 am

Tea & coffee will be available, while you catch up with well-known and distant family members and browse the memorabilia tables.

Remaining 20th Anniversary DVDs will be available for purchase.

You can pre-order official photos of the 2016 reunion at this time.


12.15 am

Official welcome and introductions


12.30 pm

Lunch is served

1.30 pm

News of interest, with guest speaker Sandy Wilkinson. Sandy has recently restored the home of Thomas Pitman (W9) and has been communicating with the Pitman Reunion Committee to help ensure the restoration was faithful to the original design.  The home was built by Thomas Pitman for his family in 1880.


Also, brief updates of interest are invited from attendees.


2.15 pm

Photos in family groups
Photos will be available on this website in the week after the reunion, or you can order photos for $1 per photo + $1 for postage ($5 for a full set).

3.00 pm

Reunion ends


Do you know which family group you belong to?  


Check your copy of Pitman Families in Australia: 1838-1990 or we can help you work it out at the reunion.


You'll be given a coloured nametag (indicated in brackets) so you can more easily find other members of your family line.



Descendants of Jacob Pitman and Emma Hooper (Green)
Descendants of Arthur Henry William Webster and Ellen Caroline Page (Beige)


Descendants of 'Other' Pitman families
- Albert Pitman and Sarah Clark (Yellow)
- Henry Pitman and Elizabeth Knight (Pink)
- William Pitman and Sarah Gooding (Lavendar)


Descendants of William Pitman and Emma Angel (Purple)


Descendants of John Pitman and Charlotte Barnett (Blue)


Descendants of Benjamin Pitman and Harriet Lucas (Red)


What will happen?