Thanak you to Lionel and his team of volunteers The last voyage of the world's oldest surviving clipper ship is to be revealed in a new book. History. South Australian was a clipper ship that voyaged annually between London to South Australia for about 20 years. She was a successor to clippers St. Vincent and City of Adelaide. The three steel masts have formed part of the façade of the former Port Canal shopping centre, which is being razed to make way for the $45 million two-stage redevelopment of the renamed Port Adelaide Plaza. The City of Adelaide was a passenger steam ship launched during 1863 from Glasgow, Scotland.The vessel was later converted to a barque for use as a cargo transport. The history is fascinating and the volunteer guides are informative. It is the most important historic ship in Australia. Constructed 1864 to carry passengers to Adelaide South Australia, it made 23 return voyages. The City of Adelaide is not only the state capital of South Australia, but also one of the oldest surviving clipper ships in the world. A tour of The City of Adelaide clipper ship superbly complements a day trip investigating the history in and around Port Adelaide. The clipper South Australian was built at North Sands, Sunderland, in 1868 by William Pile for Devitt & Moore's "Adelaide Line" of packets, underwritten by a consortium of investors. a 1 hour tour aboard the historic City of Adelaide clipper ship. our tour guide Graham was fabulous, giving a detailed, interesting recount of the ships history, and happy to answer questions. City of Adelaide Clipper Ship A great way to spend a couple of hours down at historic Port Adelaide is to visit and explore the 1864 clipper ship, the "City of Adelaide". The "City of Adelaide" is the world's oldest surviving Clipper Ship and played a significant role in the colonial history of South Australia. The City of Adelaide, the world's largest surviving clipper ship, has been formally handed over from the care of the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine to Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Ltd. Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Ltd is the South Australian charitable organisation which successfully bid to secure the future of the ship. "As the only surviving sailing ship built to give regular passenger and cargo service between Europe and Australia, she represents a whole foundation era of Australian social and economic history. The Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Ltd (CSCOAL) is a volunteer run, not for profit organisation, dedicated to preserving the historic 1864 City of Adelaide, the world’s oldest clipper ship, and making it the centre-piece of a seaport village in Port Adelaide’s inner harbour. Replica masks might soon adorn the City of Adelaide hull. Currently under restoration, you get to go right inside. Photo: Courtesy Clipper Ship City of Adelaide .

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