The Port’s Tug

Posted on Friday 11 August 2017

Written by Cassandra Morris | September 11th, 2012 Yelta is a key part of South Australia’s industrial heritage, the last working steam tug in the S...

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Mr Bond’s photographic studio

Posted on Friday 19 May 2017

Written by Lindl Lawton | 19 May 2017 Port Adelaide was a defiantly working class suburb in the first half of the 20th century. Wharfies lived from we...

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Sir James Hardy’s ‘Black Bottle’ Victory

Posted on Friday 21 April 2017

Written By Adam Paterson | 21 April 2017 In late March, 1966, many of Australia’s best sailors were joined by 27 international competitors for t...

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Norma, the headless figurehead

Posted on Friday 07 April 2017

Written By Lindl Lawton | 7 April 2017 Norma once adorned the prow of a four-masted barque built in Glasgow in 1893 that carried vast cargoes of whea...

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Port Adelaide’s wool stores

Posted on Friday 24 February 2017

By Lindl Lawton | 24 February 2017 Lumbering 19th Century wool stories, their jarrah floors steeped in lanolin, line Port Adelaide’s Santo Parad...

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Anna and Fredrick Gadd – mariners

Posted on Friday 29 January 2016

Written by Jan Perry, Museum volunteer, with Gabrielle Sexton, Museum volunteer Anna Gadd, her spouse Johan Frederik Gadd and her young son Julius Gad...

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Gladys in Quarantine

Posted on Tuesday 22 October 2013

The Torrens Island Quarantine Station (TIQS) story continues to unfold with the discovery of the diary of Gladys Ward at the State Library of South Au...

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Archie’s Coxswains

Posted on Tuesday 13 August 2013

Without its team of qualified coxswains, South Australian Maritime Museum’s historic launch Archie Badenoch wouldn’t be able to leave its berth ...

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Dead Man and the Canoe (Portland Canal)

Posted on Monday 27 May 2013

I was walking the line behind Port Dock Station the old woolstores gave a strange vibration strapped up with steel, wood beams and bricks it was about...

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Miss Kate Hutton: Outer Harbor’s ‘Goat Lady’

Posted on Thursday 18 April 2013

Motorists travelling to Outer Harbor in the 1940s and 1950s would invariably have to contend with a horde of livestock across the roadway near Taperoo...

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