The sinking of the PS Renmark (and the recovery of some of its artefacts)

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The PS Renmark burned at Goolwa on 2nd February 1951, shortly after being refitted as a tourist steamer (according to “Redgum & Paddlewheelers” by Peter J Phillips). Here is a picture from the State Library of South Australia when the PS Renmark was a showboat: – State Library of South […]

Doug Seton & the UEC of SA’s involvement in the Montebello Shipwreck in 1967

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The wreck of the Montebello on Kangaroo Island is well-documented in books such as “Kangaroo Island Shipwrecks” by Gifford Chapman and “Shipwreck Sites of Kangaroo Island” by Robert McKinnon. Not so well-documented is the Underwater Explorers Club of South Australia’s visit to the site around 1967. It just so happened […]

THE STRANDING OF THE STEAMER SORATA

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The Sunday Mail of 29th June 1968 reported the grounding of the iron screw steamer Sorata at Cape Jervis in 1880. The article was written by GD (Doug) Seton, Assistant Information Officer for the SA Museum and Vice-President (at the time) for the Underwater Explorers Club of SA. Doug had […]

The Mystery Wreck at Cape Jervis

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I am just putting this out there! In June 1968, a “Staff Reporter” for The News reported an 1889 shipwreck at Cape Jervis (South Australia) called the Ben Loric. According to the front page article on Monday 17th June 1968 (“Body of diver, 26, found”), the “old wreck (of the […]

More paintings from Paul Burnett

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Here are some more paintings from Paul Burnett: – Ketches loading wheat, Port Wakefield,1922 (Just for comparison, here is a recent photo of mine from about the same location at Port Wakefield): –   North Parade wharf, Port Adelaide,1873 (Just for comparison, here is a recent photo of mine showing […]

More of Paul Burnett’s oil paintings of historical ports on canvas

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More of Paul Burnett’s oil paintings of historical ports on canvas by Steve Reynolds Further to the post at http://mlssa.org.au/2020/09/17/paul-burnetts-oil-paintings-of-historical-ports-on-canvas/ ,  Artist Paul Burnett has sent us some more of his oil paintings of historical ports on canvas. These are all painted from historical archive photos in the State Library. […]