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Living in Port Guided Tours

Port Adelaide has a distinct history and character. Book a Living in Port guided tour to discover its significant historic sites. Our Volunteer Tour Guides will showcase images that merge the past with the present! Participants can download SA Maritime Museum’s FREE tour app afterwards to keep exploring the Port!

Thursdays 5, 12, 19 & 26 May, 11am to 12.30pm Sundays 8, 15, 22 & 29 May, 11am to 12.30pm

Meet at Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre, 66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide Bookings essential – 08 8405 6560

Women Police Stories

Women police have been fighting crime in South Australia for over 100 years! In 1915, Miss Kate Cocks and Miss Annie Ross became the first women in the British Empire to be appointed as police constables. Find out more about these courageous women at the former Port Adelaide Police Station.

Wednesdays 4, 11, 18 & 25 May, 10.30am to 12noon

Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre, 66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide Bookings essential – 08 8405 6560

PAE Past and Present: A Photographic Competition with a Twist

Bring the past into the present by reworking our images at www.flickr.com/photos/paelocalhistory/sets/ to create new ones. Use your imagination to collage our historic images or hold an historic photograph at the place it was originally taken and rephotograph it. Images will be exhibited at Enfield, Greenacres, Port Adelaide and Semaphore libraries throughout May.


Images can be emailed to competition@sftp.portenf.sa.gov.au

View submissions here: Competition Gallery

The Boat-Builders: Oral History Art Project

Artists Therese and Christopher Williams have been commissioned to create several temporary public art work featuring animation and sound installation, inspired by oral histories recorded by the Port of Adelaide National Trust Branch, of people associated with the boat-building and fishing industries of Port Adelaide.

Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre, 66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide Daily, 9am to 5pm.

Port Adelaide Library, 2 Church Street, Port Adelaide Mondays to Wednesdays, 9.30am to 5.30pm Thursdays, 9.30am to 8pm Fridays, 10am to 5.30pm Saturdays, 9.30am to 4pm.

SA Maritime Museum, 126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide Daily, 10am-5pm - Admission fees apply.

Red Lime Shack, 158 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 4pm Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 4pm from 1-14 May.

Dutch Coffee Lab, Shop 5, 255 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide Mondays to Fridays, 7.30am to 3pm Saturdays, 9am to 2pm from 15-31 May.

Audio link: https://soundcloud.com/thestrangemechanism/the-boat-builders

History at 100 mph

Are you one of the 31,000 people who use the O-Bahn every weekday?

Have you ever looked out and wondered what you are wizzing past?

This lightning fast tour, hosted by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Tea Tree Gully Library and Campbelltown Public Library will provide you a potted history of the areas that the O-bahn speeds through from the Modbury Interchange, through Campbelltown and Klemzig.

The tour begins on Friday May 13 at 10.45am at the Modbury Interchange.

Bookings are essential. Please call Meredith on 8405 6071


The Port Adelaide Wiki: One Year On

The Port Adelaide Environment and Heritage Wiki is one year old. Featuring stories and photos of people, places, buildings, organisations, events, ships, etc. from the rich history of what was the nation's third most important seaport - learn how the project is developing, and how you can join and contribute.

Thursday 19 May, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Port Adelaide Library, 2 Church Street, Port Adelaide

Bookings essential - Andrew Winkler - 8234 1420 or Meredith Blundell - 8405 6580 or libmail@portenf.sa.gov.au


Geocaching History

Join us for a unique historical treasure hunt. Use the clues to locate hidden 'caches' around Port Adelaide. A fun way to test your history knowledge, explore the Port, and if you're quick, bag some special souvenirs. You’ll need a GPS enabled phone and a geocaching app.

Further information available from 1 May at http://historyfestival.sa.gov.au/content/geocaching-history-1


For more information about other History Festival events in the area, please visit http://historyfestival.sa.gov.au

For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or email us at service@cityofpae.sa.gov.au.
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