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Week 40: Commodious Harbour

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After long journeys, many of our vessels have reached the shores of South Australia. This week we read of Colonel Light identifying the harbour that would become Port Adelaide. As we know, the coastline and environment looked very different in 1836 compared to today. It is hard to imagine the Port Adelaide area as marsh and swamp, with an abundance of flies and mosquitos. This was yet another challenge for our migrants. This week we examine the significance of the Port Adelaide area for these early English migrants and learn about how it continues to be an important region for South Australians today.

Cruickshanks Panorama photograph  by Captain Samuel Sweet, mid 1879. Courtesy SA Maritime Museum

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