'City Of Adelaide'

9th July 2007, 07:45
Please visit http://www.cityofadelaide.org.au/AUS_petition.shtml and sign a petition to save the world heritage 'City of Adelaide' clipper ship. This clipper is of extraordinary heritage importance to Australia with respect to 19th century migration to Australia, Australian trade, Australian nation building, and the relationship between Britain and the Australian colonies. The 'City of Adelaide' represents the foundation era of Australian maritime, economic and social history. The 1864 clipper ship 'City of Adelaide' is: - The oldest surviving clipper ship in the world being five years older than the 'Cutty Sark'. - The only surviving sailing ship that gave regular passenger and cargo service between Europe and Australia. - One of only two surviving composite clipper ships in the world - the other is the 'Cutty Sark' (if she survives the aftermath of her fire). - Named after our Australian city because she was built for the sole purpose of bringing immigrants to South Australia and taking Australian goods (e.g. wool, wheat and copper) to the London markets. The owners of the Scottish slipway where she currently sits want her removed and, as a consequence, the UK authorities plan to 'deconstruct' her.

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9th July 2007, 17:32
Nearly 300 signatories on the petition already, a few more still required.

Pat McCardle
9th July 2007, 23:05
We are still trying to get Her brought back to Sunderland, Her place of Birth see http://www.sunderlandmaritimeheritage.org.uk/ for more info & a petition