1870: Port Adelaide Magpies play first game

  • 1839: Construction of Old Port Road

    1839
  • 1840: Lightship

    1840
  • 1840: McLaren Wharf opened

    1840
  • 1841: Fugitive Vessel

    1841
  • 1847: Fire! Fire!

    1847
  • 1848: 'Port Misery'

    1848
  • 1849: English and Australian Copper Company

    1849
  • 1849: PS Adelaide arrives

    1849
  • 1854: Bond Store

    1854
  • 1855: A Pox on the Port

    1855
  • 1855: Hart's Mill opens

    1855
  • 1855: Second to None- Corporation of the City of Port Adelaide

    1855
  • 1856: Port Dock Railway Station opened

    1856
  • 1859: Punch this-King Tide

    1859
  • 1867: Port Adelaide Lighthouse opens

    1867
  • 1869: Prince Alfred Sailor’s Home

    1869
  • 1870's: Seamen’s Mission established

    1870
  • 1870: Port Adelaide Rowing Club

    1870
  • 1870: William Russell sailmaker and chandler opens

    1870
  • 1870: Port Adelaide Magpies play first game

    1870
  • 1872: For the Public Good

    1872
  • 1873: Ketch me if you can!

    1873
  • 1875: Port Players- Launch of Adelaide Steamship Company

    1875
  • 1875: Semaphore Time Ball raised

    1875
  • 1877: Port Adelaide Ferry Company established

    1877
  • 1880: Largs Jetty

    1880
  • 1883: Ships like Legos- MV Nelcebee arrives in parts

    1883
  • 1884: Torpedos Away!

    1884
  • 1887: First Class Passage

    1887
  • 1890: Even Money

    1890
  • 1897: Port Adelaide Sailing Club formed

    1897
  • 1899: Africa-bound

    1899
  • 1900: Boxer Bound

    1900
  • 1902: Forced Quarantine

    1902
  • 1902: Highway Robbery

    1902
  • 1906: Customs House

    1906
  • 1907: Three Ship Pile-Up at Semaphore

    1907
  • 1909: A Plagued Port

    1909
  • 1918: Influenza Epidemic

    1918
  • 1924: City of Singapore

    1924
  • 1925: Harbor Control

    1925
  • 1926: CSR Refinery Fire

    1926
  • 1926: Garthneill

    1926
  • 1926: Waterside Workers Hall

    1926
  • 1928: Picking the Scab

    1928
  • 1930: Port Adelaide Swimming Club - Girls Rule!

    1930
  • 1931: Gulf Trip

    1931
  • 1940: Birkenhead Bridge opens

    1940
  • 1947: Southward Bound- Antarctic expedition departs

    1947
  • 1961: MV Troubridge starts service

    1961

Date 
1870
Collection ID 
Historical Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide Football Club plays its first game at Bucks Flat in the grounds of John Hart’s Glanville Hall. Port Adelaide is defeated by the Young Australians team after a rough game marred by protests from Port supporters. The Magpies go on to win 34 South Australian National Football League premierships and in 2004 Port Power wins the Australian Football League premiership.

Comments

This picture is possibly cira 1910 as the fourth person from left is the 1910 SANFL Magarey Medalist, Sampson "Shine" Hosking. Shine retired at the end of the 1921 season, having commenced playing in 1907, but returned to Port Adelaide's bench as a player in 1936 aged 48. Shine also tied for the 1915 medal but lost on a countback.
 Do you have any names?
Thank you 'Concerned Historian'! We have altered the date accordingly.  This will help us name the rest. 
Hi Love the above Photo. Just wondering if you have the 1907 team photo. My great grandfather was captain that year. My parents had a copy alas it was stolen when moving back in the 60's
Do you have all their names? I'm looking for a picture of my GG Grandfather Jack Mack. He played for Port Adelaide in 1907 and 1908 then went to Broken Hill for a year and returned in 1910.

This information is Historically incorrect and mischevious. in 1870 the Port Adelaide Magpies didn't exist. The Port Adelaide Football Club did. The Magpies, became the nickname of the club as of 1902/3. The Port Adelaide Football Club then joined the AFL and won the AFL flag in 2004. Please correct this.

The player second from the right standing is Frank Hansen.

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