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Part Four: Aftermath

Posted on Wednesday 06 July 2022

Stingray In The Wave (Christobel Kelly)   After the wreck, the remains of the ship were sold by auction at Port Adelaide. Many other fittings of ...

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Part Three: Shelter at the Seaview

Posted on Wednesday 06 July 2022

The Methodist Church Aldinga (Christobel Kelly)   Of the 28 crew on board that night, only 11 survived. The survivors were taken to the Port Will...

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Part Two: Wrecked on a Reef

Posted on Wednesday 06 July 2022

Out Beyond the Leaves of Grass (Christobel Kelly)   Shortly after the Star of Greece departed Port Adelaide, squally weather set in, causing the ...

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Part One: A Grecian Beauty

Posted on Wednesday 06 July 2022

GF Gregory, The Star of Greece, 1888. Watercolour. Reproduced in monochrome, courtesy State Library of South Australia   The Star of Greece was a...

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Wrecked! – The Remnants of our Southern Seas

Posted on Monday 05 July 2021

~ EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT ~ As a land that has witnessed the journeys of explorers for the past 500 years, Australia has also been home to some of their ...

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The Rise and Fall of the Mosquito Fleet

Posted on Thursday 17 June 2021

~ EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT ~ The Mosquito Fleet played a significant part in the development of South Australia, growing its economy and its relationships...

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Maintenance at sea

Posted on Wednesday 14 April 2021

Windjammers, like Moshulu, would spend several years abroad before returning to their homeport for an overhaul on slip. Crew maintained the ships when...

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The Pre-teen Crews of the Windjammers

Posted on Monday 29 March 2021

  At thirteen, many of us would have been looking for a bit of freedom from our parents, and perhaps a little adventure. Taking off on a bike for...

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The infamous ‘Crossing the Line’ ceremony

Posted on Friday 05 March 2021

Approaching the equator, windjammer crews could look forward to a short break in the endless cycle of work. Sailors who had never ‘crossed the line...

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Near misses and tragic losses – sailing the last commercial wind ships

Posted on Wednesday 24 February 2021

  Built to carry bulk cargo across oceans, windjammers were able to weather all but the most ferocious of storms. The enormous iron and steel shi...

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