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15 May 2024

The Clipper ship is to be moved from the barge onto land on to the land on 16 June 2024. Glam Adelaide has an article on the ship and the move here.

26 January 2024

We are thrilled that our Peter has been recognised in today’s Australia Day Honours.

Congratulations to Clipper Ship City of Adelaide  Director Peter Christopher OAM, on being awarded the  Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to Maritime History.

Peter convened the first meeting of Adelaide volunteers to save the City of Adelaide in July 2000 and has worked tirelessly since in the preservation and restoration of this important piece of maritime history.  His vision and dedication continue to be a driving force in the planned Seaport Village project at Dock 2, Port Adelaide.

Peter also has a broader maritime interest as the author of 7 books on shipwrecks and riverboats, and co-author of another 2.

25 January 2024

The Governor of SA, Her Excellency the Hon Frances Adamson AC visited on 25 January 2024. Some photographs from the day can be viewed here.


1 January 2024

Peter Christopher did a detailed interview on Five AA today. The talk can be heard in the audio player.

13 December 2023

Barge preparations to clear it up have been undertaken for onboard entry (and under ship's cradle) of the  SPMT  (Self Propelled Modular Transporter) thus enabling the ship's final journey to land to be implemented. A video is available on YouTube here.

20 July 2023

The Acting Premier Dr Susan Close visited the Clipper Ship site for an update of the progress. See some photographs here

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Following the successful lift of the City of Adelaide a video has been produced. It can be viewed here.

2 June  2023

On Friday 2 June 2023 600 ton of ship and cradle lifted 1.5m, in readiness for move onto land in coming months. Thank you to HEBO Maritiemservice BV, industry supporters, our team of volunteers and lift project leader, WGA Aztec's Mark Gilbert. Photographs of the lift can be viewed here.

23 April 2023

This magnificent 1864 Clipper ship, City of Adelaide is being prepared for her final "sailing". Once on dry land, she will be the main attraction at the proposed Maritime Village at Dock 2.

The ship will be moved from the barge and onto adjoining land provided by the SA Government at Dock 2 later this year. This video by volunteers Ed and Norm shows just how much preparation has been undertaken by our volunteer team, and how we plan to undertake the move.  The video is available on YouTube here.

13 November 2022

A video  of the Model Ships Gallery, at the City Of Adelaide Clipper Ship  Info Centre has been produced. The Info Centre is open 10am - 3pm daily. All models made by Willie Pfeil. Gallery is wheelchair accessible and entry is free. A video of the model ships is available on YouTube here.

28 August 2022

The Sunday Mail reported on that  a team of apprentices form the ship builder ASC will support the restoration of the City of Adelaide. The article is available for viewing here.

3 July 2022

Today the former SA politician Bruce Eastick gifts the  clipper ship model,  made by his great grandfather, on permanent loan to City of Adelaide restoration project. The ABC report of the event is available here.

The hand over ceremony was recorded by Ed Liparts and can be viewed on YouTube here.

28 June 2022

Today Peter Christopher was interviewed on ABC 891. The interview can be heard here ABC

14 May 2022

The Carrick concert of timeless folk music performed by talented musicians was held onboard the clipper ship and Ed Liparts produced a video of highlights. It can be viewed in YouTube here.

6 March 2022

 Ed Liparts, a volunteer , has produced a 12 minute video showing the saloon deck work.  You can see the video here

24 January 2022

Due to extensive genealogical research by volunteers the list of crew and passengers on the City of Adelaide over it's voyages has been more than doubled. The updated list is available here.

9 January  2022

The Sunday Mail today had an article in the newspaper regarding the seaport village. Details can be seen here

26 September 2021

The list of passengers has now bee updated and available here.

21 March 2021

An amazing photogrammetry model of the City of Adelaide Clipper Ship has been produced. Fully rotatable on screen. See  here some still composite photographs and the link to the model.

2 January 2021

An article by Alastair Dalton  with photographs by Fernando M Gonçalves about the City of Adelaide was published in The Scotsman.


5 September 2020

Today the Advertiser newspaper published an article about the Master Plan developed by the Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Board to develop a maritime precinct on Dock 2


29 November 2019

Today the Clipper Ship, on the barge Bradley, was moved from Dock 1 to its new home Dock 2 Honey St, Port Adelaide. Thank you to all who made it possible. As well as our great volunteers (we have no paid staff), thank you to Svitzer for tugs, Maritime Constructions for barge crew, McMahons for infrastructure movement, Flinders Ports, DPTI & Renewal SA, PAEC, AMS Security and Secure Fence Hire. Provision of land by the SA Government will now enable Seaport Village to be built by our not for profit organisation. Public tours will start again asap, most likely in second half of next week, as we re-establish the gangway and Information Centre.

Some photographs can be seen here.

28 November 2019

Today the information centres and other infrastructure were moved to the new site on Dock 2. Some photographs can be seen here.

The barge the bradley and the Clipp Ship will be moved at 6am Friday 29 November 2019.

9 November 2019

The historic clipper ship City of Adelaide first arrived in Adelaide, Australia on 7 November 1864. 155 years later Rita Bradd launched her book : Clipper Ship 'City of Adelaide'. Beneath the Southern Cross" aboard the ship in Port Adelaide. A video by Ed Liparts was produced and is available here.

27 Sept 2019

Agreement signed between SA Government & Clipper Ship for Dock 2 to be permanent home, and location of a Seaport Village. Relocation will take place by the end of the year. See more details here.


31 May 2019

A music & poetry concert by the Dingo's Breakfast Duo will be held on board the ship Sunday 23 June at 3pm. Australian & Irish songs and sea shanties. Also, Pete Titchener & Reg Byrnes will join the Duo.

Bookings via Eventbrite

29 May 2019

A video was commissioned for South Australia's History Festival by the Department of The Premier and Cabinet. It recognises the City of Adelaide's significance to our maritime heritage.

28 May 2019

Today we took delivery of the masts from the former Port Canal Shopping Centre, thanks to the new Port Adelaide Plaza. For more details and some photographs see here.

22 May 2019

Director and Board member, Peter Christopher was interviewed by David Bevan on Radio Adelaide ABC 891. The interview can be downloaded here (right click and select Save Link as)

16 April 2019

An article was published in the Daily Record UK; "It rotted in Irvine for decades but here's how the historic City of Adelaide clipper ship looks now".

20 January 2019

Rita Bradd will give an illustrated presentation of her amazing, unique ten week voyage on board the Heavy Lift Ship Palanpur as it carried the historic 1864 clipper ship City of Adelaide from Europe to Australia. The talk marks the 5th anniversary of the City of Adelaide's arrival in Port Adelaide. The talk will be held on Sunday 3 February 2019 at 3.30pm. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.

12 January 2019

In this special extended episode of Your Stories, we take a look at Clipper Ship City of Adelaide. Currently, under threat by the state government to be moved. Find out more, watch and share.

21 December 2018

To give visitors an overview of what they will experience when visiting the ship a video has been produced . Introduction is  by Director Peter Christopher. Video by Ed Liparts.

6 December 2018


There is a news article regarding the potential new site for the Clipper Ship in the Port Side Messenger

14 November 2018

The steering wheel mounted by the Royal Navy in 1923 when the ship was renamed HMS Carrick is now on display. Bought at auction in the UK, and generously donated by Albert Watson & Debbie Martin, it was unveiled at a special ceremony for key supporters of the project on 14 November 2018, and can now be viewed during tours of the ship. Photographs of the unveiling can be viewed here.  Here is a video of the event on YouTube

November 2018

Director Peter Christopher was interviewed by Jason Balk at BB FM. You can access the interview here

June 2018

The Saloon Deck of the historic City of Adelaide is being restored by volunteers, using timber purchased through a successful crowdfunding appeal. This video by Ed Liparts shows timber delivery  and discussion of work on the ship.

20 May 2018

Eric Bogle performed  in Concert aboard the City of Adelaide 20 May 2018 to a packed audience. Photographs can be seen here.

7 March 2018

The Hon. Susan Close, Minister for Education and Child Development launched our new book "Clipper Ship City of Adelaide - Fun, facts & figures". Photographs of the occasion can be seen here.

17 February 2018

Peter Christopher spoke to Ashley Walsh on the ABC Saturday Breakfast show about the recent relocation of the Clipper Ship. The interview and be downloaded and listened to here.

10 January 2018

The clipper ship was relocated 300 metres to the west to the end of Todd St. Photographs and a video can be found here.

5 December 2017

Director Peter Christopher was interviewed on Radio Adelaide on 5 December 2017. One can listen to it here or right click to download the file

15 October 2017

The Right Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of Adelaide, Mr Martin Haese, unveiled the Coat of Arms on the stern of the  Clipper Ship City of Adelaide? 

​See the photographs

August 2017

Great-granddaughter of Clipper ship’s first captain makes five figure donation

Click here for an article in the Messenger​

September 2017

Pirates of Port Adelaide weekend was held 23 & 24 September. See the photos

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