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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Why I have a crush of Matthew Flinders

Posted on Friday 15 March 2013

At the tender age of 27, Matthew Flinders took command of HMS Investigator under Admiralty instructions to chart and explore the last unknown Australi...

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The Port Adelaide Sailing Club

Posted on Monday 04 February 2013

Just below the north-west end of Port Adelaide’s Birkenhead Bridge is an empty inlet, without boats or any sign of human activity.  Apart from the ...

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A Port Adelaide Dredge’s Forgettable Career

Posted on Tuesday 27 November 2012

In the early morning of 2nd October 1979, the night watchman on the dredge H.C. Meyer, Wally Patro, contacted the signal station at Outer Harbour adv...

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Naval Gunner’s Historic Journal Revealed

Posted on Thursday 01 November 2012

When the South Australian Maritime Museum received a donation of various personal possessions that previously belonged to a naval officer who had serv...

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Whiz Bang IV

Whiz Bang IV

Posted on Wednesday 03 October 2012

Written by Emily Jateff | October 3rd, 2012 Whiz Bang IV belongs to the last generation of timber powerboats. Its plywood clinker hull was built by JP...

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Skis, saggy swimmers and stretchy rope

Posted on Monday 13 August 2012

Written by Jan Perry| August 13th, 2012 This photograph, taken from the back of the cabin-cruiser Heatherbelle or its predecessor, shows that home-ma...

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