The Workers Memorial in Port Adelaide celebrated 100 years in May 2021.

To mark the milestone, the Museum partnered with Port of Adelaide National Trust, SA Unions, and the May Day Collective as well as the City of Port Adelaide Enfield to create a display in the Museum. Celebrated each year on the first of May, this year’s event was held in the heart of Port Adelaide complete with a ceremony, marches, exhibitions, screening, and outdoor galleries.

You can view the Digital Stories of the Workers Memorial below.

In 2011, oral historian Sally Stephenson conducted eight interviews for the South Australian Maritime Museum’s Remembering Nelly Oral History Project. Sally interviews eight individuals who shared their memories about their time about South Australia’s longest-serving ketch. This project was supported by the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme (MMAPSS).


Phillip George

Mick Potter

Mary Heritage

John Henry Foat

Gordon Ross

Colin Day

Chris Frizell

Remembering Nellie – Gordon Ross