RGSSA Monthly Lecture

Thu Oct 20 2022 at 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Hetzel Lecture Theatre | Adelaide

Royal Geographical Society of South Australia
Publisher/HostRoyal Geographical Society of South Australia
RGSSA Monthly Lecture
We are pleased to continue with our monthly lecture program.
About this Event

October Lecture 20.10.2022 P´╗┐eter ChristopherThe story of the clipper ship 'City of Adelaide'.
The Royal Geographical Society of South Australia warmly welcomes Peter Christopher to present our October lecture.
Peter Christopher is a Director of the volunteer, not for profit, Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Ltd, the organisation set up to save the historic ship. He convened the first meeting in 2000 and continues to be involved. Until 2015 he was the Chief Industrial Officer of the Public Service Association.

Peter has dived on and researched shipwrecks & paddle steamers throughout Australia. He is the author of seven books on shipwrecks and riverboats. He is now working on creating the Seaport village at Port Adelaide.
Built in Sunderland UK in 1864, the City of Adelaide was named after the city to which it carried migrants for 23 years. It is a composite vessel, with iron frames and a wooden hull. In 1893 the ship stopped sailing and became an isolation hospital in Southampton. In 1923 the Royal Navy took it over, renamed it HMS Carrick and moved the ship to Scotland as a cadet gunnery training vessel and later as the Royal Navy Reserves club rooms on the Clyde River, Glasgow.
After sinking in 1991, it was raised and moved onto private land. In 2000 the vessel faced being broken up, and an Adelaide volunteer campaign to save ship started. The team was successful in lifting the ship in a cradle and transporting it to Port Adelaide, arriving in February 2014. Meanwhile, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh renamed the ship back to its original name, City of Adelaide. The ship will be moved to form the centre piece of a Seaport Village
Why not join us for what promises to be a fascinating lecture.
The RGSSA Lecture Program is supported by the State Library of South Australia
Please note that this lecture will be held in the Hetzel Theatre, Institute Building, corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue (adjacent to SLSA).
This event is free for members of the RGSSA (although we do appreciate a gold coin donation). Non-members are welcome to attend and tickets are available for $10 per person. Book on line through this site. The RGSSA welcomes new members who wish to make a contribution to the success of the society.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia


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