The vessel City of Adelaide - to leave Scotland

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The vessel City of Adelaide - to leave Scotland

Post by Hughie » 26 Aug 2013, 17:55

This is going to be an on-going great thing for Adelaide and Australia in general. :)
Australian researchers estimate more than 60% of the population of the nation's southern states can trace their families' arrival in Australia to the ship.

Only a few months till she leaves Irvine in Ayrshire Scotland (the area where I hail from) for Adelaide, I'm sure there will be a great reception for her when she arrives. See how she will be transported on her last long journey: http://cityofadelaide.org.au/
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Re: The vessel City of Adelaide - to leave Scotland

Post by godfather » 27 Aug 2013, 22:18

That's interesting. I had no idea that was planned.
Should be worth the effort and money especially for South Australia.

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Post by Hughie » 10 Sep 2013, 09:08

I expect TV news programs will latch on to this in the coming months - maybe even a sixty minutes segment. Very exciting for Adelaide, and well done to them for their perseverance and foresight.

The latest from the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g ... t-24009434

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As it was in Glasgow Circa 1978: See this Flicker photo
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Post by Mahalia » 11 Sep 2013, 09:50

Funnily enough Hughie I had just written an article on this same subject for an upcoming issue of The Australia Times poetry magazine and this poem to go with it. I thought it was a fascinating story and certainly something that we should showcase with pride when Adelaide returns to our shores.

http://www.theaustraliatimes.com.au/



SWEET ADELAIDE


She’s leaving Scotland’s bonnie shores and coming to Australia
bringing with her the memories of days that are long gone.
The last surviving member of her once large family
all of them renowned sailors who oft sailed our tropic sea.
Cause for excitement this visit. A link with history.
Welcome Adelaide and to the men who sail her.

This time her hull won’t feel the kiss of our warm tropic waters
this lady now is elderly and rigours she won’t stand.
A younger stronger sister will be carrying the load
in a custom designed cradle Adelaide will repose
and once she hits Australia’s shores, she then will hit the road.
She’s the cover girl – Port Adelaide’s loved daughter.

There are only two clipper ships left in our world today,
the other is the ‘Cutty Sark’– both clippers fleet and fair.
Adelaide carried passengers from 1864 -
English, Scot and Irish she delivered to our door
and offloaded these emigrants on South Australia’s shore.
Then she loaded, taking wheat and wool away.

History tells she safely sailed for twenty three long years
although, no doubt some voyages, were fraught by storm and gales.
She carried human cargo with their household goods and chattels,
labourers, soldiers and housemaids - kids with childish prattles.
Ready for a new start and prepared this land to battle -
each one no doubt plagued with worries and fears .

And one in five Australians have links to those who sailed her
and can trace an ancient ancestor who came across the waves
in the City of Adelaide , that grand old sailing ship
whose prow carved through the ocean waves and in green troughs did dip.
For over twenty years she sailed the seas on her round trip.
Welcome back Adelaide to our land - Australia..

Maureen Clifford ©
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Re: The vessel City of Adelaide - to leave Scotland

Post by Teddy » 11 Sep 2013, 20:41

Thank you Mahalia for posting ! :biggrin:

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Post by Hughie » 12 Sep 2013, 13:19

Thanks, Maureen. Can I copy and paste your poem to my group, adding a link to your blog and the Australian Times. Or should I wait till it's published to post a link to the article in the Australian Times poetry magazine?

These photos were taken yesterday in Irvine, Scotland by one of my members as they prepared the City of Adelaide for towing to London where it will be transferred to a large vessel.
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Post by Mahalia » 12 Sep 2013, 14:12

By all means use it Hughie - you could link it to The Australia Times but it won't come out in that for a couple of issues yet - you guys got a preview :lol: :lol:

When you look at the Adelaide in comparison even to the little boat she is for transportation you realize just how bloody small she is - and yet she transported so many families and sailed for so many years. Pretty amazing isn't it?
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Re: The vessel City of Adelaide - to leave Scotland

Post by Hughie » 19 Oct 2013, 09:29

THE Duke of Edinburgh has described a ship renaming ritual involving glasses of champagne being thrown as "very Australian".

Philip was left amused by a ceremony to appease the gods of the sea and four winds on Friday, which was held so a 19th-century vessel, believed to be the world's oldest clipper ship, could be given its original name - City of Adelaide. More

The latest from the official City of Adelaide website. Only hours to go till it leaves the UK for Australia.
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Post by Lauren » 19 Oct 2013, 20:41

I watched that on the television and won`t it be a grand clipper when its all restored like
the Cutty Sark is.. I `ll be sure to visit Adelaide when thats done if I am able to..
thanks for the photos Hughie and also that poem Mahalia very fitting for the occasion..

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Re: The vessel City of Adelaide - to leave Scotland

Post by Maggs » 20 Oct 2013, 09:42

There will be plans made for a great occasion here in Addy when ship arrives, probably at Outer Harbour, but I hope it is scheduled to ride up the river to Port Adelaide......I can imagine the crowds going crazy....andplenty of noise!


Bring it on, Addy needs some good news.

Thanks for the lovely poem, Mahalia.... :handgestures-thumbsupright:

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Re: The vessel City of Adelaide - to leave Scotland

Post by Hughie » 20 Oct 2013, 11:36

Yes, Thanks for the poem, Mahalia. I've past the link to my Scottish group. Here's the link to the published poem:

http://www.theaustraliatimes.com/emagaz ... sue5/#p=10

I'm sure the ship's arrival will be a big boost for South Australia. :biggrin:
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Post by Teddy » 20 Oct 2013, 17:07

so interesting to see on TV last night!

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Re: The vessel City of Adelaide - to leave Scotland

Post by Hughie » 17 Nov 2013, 08:51

The MV Palanpur, with the City of Adelaide on-board, is estimated to arrive in Port Adelaide between 18 and 30 January 2014.
You might want to join the crew as a virtual passenger. :wink
We are offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a 'virtual' ticket on the final voyage home of the City of Adelaide . You can donate to become a member of the crew, a passenger or a stowaway or you can send some cargo. Please visit this link.
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Re: The vessel City of Adelaide - to leave Scotland

Post by Hughie » 22 Jan 2014, 09:17

According to the official site, the vessel, 'City of Adelaide' will arrive in Adelaide in about nine days.
See : http://cityofadelaide.org.au/ :biggrin:
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Re: The vessel City of Adelaide - to leave Scotland

Post by Hughie » 03 Feb 2014, 10:32

The City of Adelaide has arrived safely in Adelaide, after being transported from Irvine in Scotland.

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Here she was (bottom left) at Irvine
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