City of Adelaide Clipper Ship, Port Adelaide

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The "City of Adelaide" is the world's oldest surviving Clipper Ship and played a significant role in the colonial history of South Australia. It is the most important historic ship in Australia.

Constructed 1864 to carry passengers to Adelaide South Australia, it made 23 return voyages.

With a composite construction, it was the pinnacle of sailing ship design. Only 2 survive today, the younger being the Cutty Sark.

Recovered from Scotland after a 14 year campaign to save the vessel, the City of Adelaide arrived in Adelaide in February 2014.

The City of Adelaide carried immigrants from places such as England, Scotland, Cornwall, Ireland, Germany and Scandinavia.

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  • This venue is an absolute hidden gem in Port Adelaide. From the outside you look at it and could easily turn around and drive off! Nooo....it is absolutely worth a visit....and its full of South... 
    This venue is an absolute hidden gem in Port Adelaide. From the outside you look at it and could easily turn around and drive off! Nooo....it is absolutely worth a visit....and its full of South...  more »
  • Amazing restoration work being undertaken by mostly retired tradesmen.They desperately need more funds and assistance. The guide we had on the day was so full of knowledge and was a delight to... 
    Amazing restoration work being undertaken by mostly retired tradesmen.They desperately need more funds and assistance. The guide we had on the day was so full of knowledge and was a delight to...  more »
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  • While I wasn't able to take a tour, the volunteers are to be commended for the scale of work that they have done restoring this vessel Edit: Did the tour, totally worth it to see what a ship of this size was like and how it is being restored. The volunteers are doing an amazing job. Make the effort and have a look though. You won't be disappointed.
  • So much history in this clipper ship in the process of being restored by enthusiastic volunteers. The guided tour was interesting and informative. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the history of sailing ships and early South Australia.

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