Mitcham Historical Society


Proud of our history and committed to our future

Mitcham Historical Society

Proud of our history and committed to our future

Mitcham Historical Society

Proud of our history and committed to our future

NOW UNDER DEMOLITION ORDER

“City of Adelaide” Clipper  (1864)

The “City of Adelaide” was purpose built to serve South
Australia and from 1864 to 1887 the ship played an important role in the
development of the South Australian colony.

 

One of only two surviving sailing ships to have carried
emigrants from the British Isles to any destination in the world.

The only surviving sailing ship to give regular service
between the UK and Australia.

The only survivor of the fine ships that ended their days in
the timber trade from North America to the United Kingdom.

One of only two surviving composite clipper ships left in
the world – the other is the “Cutty Sark”.

The world’s oldest clipper ship – she is nearly six years
older than the “Cutty Sark”.

The most important historic ship to Australia still in
existence.

 

Specifically a passenger ship and was designed to bring out
immigrants to South Australia – 240,000 descendants of her passengers live in
Australia today.

Vision & Mission:
We see a Heritage Seaport Museum in Port Adelaide with the historic 1864
clipper ship “City of Adelaide” as its prime exhibit – the flagship – to be the
ideal focal interpretative center for Adelaide’s history.

On Line Petition:  visit website as listed below:

 

Clipper Ship ‘City of Adelaide’ Preservation Trust

PO Box 535 
KENT TOWN  SA 5071

Website:  www.cityofadelaide.org.au
Email:  Support@cityofadelaide.org.au