Port Adelaide Anchor Trail Update

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Port Adelaide Anchor Trail Update by Steve Reynolds Since we completed the guide for our Port Adelaide Anchor Trail, I have remained busy on the project.  I have, for example, distributed hard copies of the guide, along with a poster, to a large number of locations close to some of […]

The Old Glenelg Jetty Aquarium

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The old Glenelg jetty aquarium by Steve Reynolds According to the web page found at https://southaustralia.com/products/adelaide/attraction/glenelg-jetty, an aquarium was built on the first Glenelg jetty in 1929, showcasing fish, sea lions and sharks. The Glenelg jetty aquarium in 1936 (Taken from The Advertiser’s “Moments in time – SA at play” […]

The Rainbow Warrior

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The Rainbow Warrior by Steve Reynolds 25 years ago, Greenpeace’s first Rainbow Warrior ship was blown-up whilst docked in Auckland harbour in New Zealand on 10th July 1985. The ship was being prepared for a protest voyage to Moruroa Atoll over French nuclear testing. French Secret Service agents planted two […]

HMS Investigator anchor at SAMM

The Loss and Recovery of the Anchors from Matthew Flinders’ Ship HMS Investigator

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The Loss and Recovery of the Anchors from Matthew Flinders’ Ship HMS Investigator by Steve Reynolds The large anchor inside the South Australian Maritime Museum is from Matthew Flinders’ ship HMS Investigator. It is a 4m-long, 1 tonne stocked anchor and it is possibly the oldest known anchor in South […]