Research projects

We undertake a range of maritime research projects.

The Last of the Mosquito Fleet

From 1836 a fleet of small sailing vessels grew to trade along the South Australian coast. They provided the infrastructure for the spread of European settlement and sustained the rural ports of the colony. Read more about The Last of the Mosquito Fleet >

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Bound for South Australia

Nine ships left Britain in 1836. They carried the first officials and the first immigrants to the newly created province of South Australia. Read more about Bound for South Australia >

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Port Adelaide Community Archaeology (PACA) Research Project

Focussing on Port Adelaide’s rich historical and maritime heritage this research has examined the interaction of different cultural heritage stakeholders, including the local community, government, property developers, heritage professionals, and the wider public. Read more about Port Adelaide Community Archaeology (PACA) Research Project >

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