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 clipper ship is an amazing relic and kudos to all of the folk involved in restoring it. It is ridiculous though that it has been relocated from Dock 1 (where it had a higher profile) to Dock 2...  more »
  • Tour went for 90 mins of non stop information. Amazing guide who knew his info & how to make it interesting.  more »
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  • An amazing history and amazing story of dedication and hard work. It's an awesome ship with a great South Australian story.
  • It’s amazing that SA has this old ship that carried early settlers to Oz and the volunteers are awesome too.

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