Viewing: October, 2016

Oct 26

October 26, 2016

Bernard C. Cotton – former Curator of Molluscs at the SA Museum

Bernard C. Cotton was a Curator of Molluscs at the SA Museum in North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia. According to “Australia’s Spectacular Cowries” by Barry Wilson and Peter Clarkson (mlssa 1069), Bernard “wrote many scientific papers and semi-technical articles on southern Australian molluscs.” According to “Kingdom of the Seashell” by R.Tucker Abbott, Bernard wrote three volumes of a South Australian... Read more

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Oct 9

October 9, 2016

The Exposed Remains of the Original Port Willunga jetty & the Wreck of the Ida

The Star of Greece Café is close to a shipwreck, and it’s not the wreck of the Star of Greece! The wreck of the Ida is down on the beach below the café. The wreck isn’t always visible as she is usually buried in the sand on the beach. She is said to have been “driven ashore about 100 yards... Read more

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Oct 6

October 6, 2016

THE BARQUE SHANDON & THE SHIP MOUNT STEWART

Sue Simmonds recently sent me the following email message regarding her late father’s love of the Shandon: – “Hi Steve, The “Shandon” was dad’s favourite ship, he loved sail and was probably born fifty years too early.  I’ve also attached a photo of the “Shandon” taken from the “Mount Stewart” off the Coast of Chile in 1918 as mentioned in... Read more

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