PORT ADELAIDE EVENTS listed by Year

YEARDISTRICTDESCRIPTIONDETAILSMONTHDATECOMMENT
1831Port RiverPort River Sighted by Capt. BarkerSeen from Mt LoftyApril19
1834Port RiverEntered harbourNorth of inlet Unsubstantiated
1834Port AdelaideTorrens IslandCapt. Jones a whaler in Henry discovered it in January 1834
1836Port RiverColonel Light and crewExplored lengthNov21
1836Port AdelaideDiscoveryFlinders.Baudin.deFreycinet. also Hart. Barker probably missed the Port inlet
1836Port AdelaideDiscoveryRapid with Light & Capt. Pullen had Capt. Jones report and investigated further
1836Port AdelaideImmigrationAlmost all emigrants arrived by sailing ship for the first 30 years of the colony
1837Port AdelaideOld Port (First Landing Place)Captain Lipson arrive.Jan6From Buffalo
1837Lefevre PeninsulaFirst named after Sir J. G. Shaw Lefevre June3Gov. Hindmarsh
1837Port River

Col. Light chosezzzlanding place

End of Old Port Rd.May25Gov. proclaimed
1837Port AdelaideCapt. John HartReturned to SA in Isabella partnership with Hack into everything
1838Port AdelaideCanal at first landing placeJ. B. Hack contractorFeb
1838AlbertonSect. 423 S.A. Co. selection (134 acres)Named Albert TownMay12Subdivided 1939
1838Port Adelaide1st vessel registeredHeroOct3Barton Hack
1838Port AdelaideRegattaFirst Port Adelaide River Regatta held on 2nd anniversary of proclamation of S.A.
1839AlbertonShipwright's ArmsPort RoadMarch23To 1876
1839Port AdelaideFirst sod on road to new PortGovernor GawlerMay2590 chains long
1839Port AdelaideSect.2011 S.A. Co. selectionNew landing placeMayRoad begun
1839Port AdelaidePort Hotel (prior to license)25 North ParadeOctOctober 1838 to May 1951
1839Port Adelaide1st Mail from AdelaideMounted Police escort
1839AlbertonShipwrights Arms Inn
1840Port AdelaideCourierFirst locally registered steamship South Australia . Felix & Van Dieman's Land Steam Navigation Co
1840Port AdelaideHelp Me Through the WorldNorth ParadeMarch26To Ship Inn 1842
1840Port Adelaide Brig Rapid lostVoyage to ChinaNov26
1840Port AdelaidePrince Albert HotelOct1To 1842
1840Port AdelaideMcLaren Wharf/ Govt. WharfProclaimed new portOct14Commercial Rd.
1840Alberton61 houses 235 inhabitantsWater from Halfway
1840Port AdelaideNorth Parade BridgeJoined McLaren Par., to Pt Adelaide.Demolished 1851
1840Port AdelaideSmelterssilver lead discovered Glen Osmond.
1840Port AdelaideStirling MillMcLaren Parade later became Futcher & Irvine's Mill
1841Port AdelaideSteamboat Hotel (to Dec. 29)Reopens Dec. 30 as Jolly Tar Dec30To 1842
1841Port AdelaideSt Pauls Church openedSite present churchFeb.Angl. Church
1841Port AdelaideCommercial Hotel (rebuilt 1906Comm. RoadJan14Burnt 1857
1841Port AdelaideHen And ChickensNorth ParadeMay13To 1846
1841AlbertonWesleyan MethodistsMeet in priv. Homes
1842Old PortShip InnEnd Old Port RdMar23To 1842
1842Old PortCaledonian HotelEnd Old Port RoadMar23To 1842
1842Port AdelaideShip Inn North ParadeMildred/Nelson StsBurnt '69 To 1906
1842AlbertonCongregational ChapelKing StreetCeased 1860s
1844AlbertonRichard Tapley66 acres crop65 cattle
1846Alberton1st burial Cemetery October28Last burial 1930
1847Port AdelaideBritish HotelN. Parade/Nelson StMar25
1848Port AdelaideGovt. Schooner YatalaLaunched Mrs LipsonJul28Jammed on slip
1848AlbertonCoromandel Hotel124 Commercial RdMar16To 1878
1848AlbertonYatala Smelting WorksErected
1848Port AdelaideCoppins erected theatreWhite Horse CellarsCr St Vin/Comm.
1848RosewaterGolden Phoenix Yatala Newcastle StreetTo 1857
1848QueenstownSection 443 (134 acres)Bought for $1800Edward Stephens
1849Port AdelaideRailway HotelSt Vin/Comm. Cm.To 1851
1849Port AdelaideCongregational ChurchSt Vincent Street
1849SemaphoreArea surveyed for saleBy Government
1849Port AdelaideFirst Methodist ChurchQuebec Street
1850AlbertonAlbert HotelCommercial RoadJune20To 5/4/1860
1850Port AdelaideLand Sect 2112 purchasedCovered most of P.A.May8 J. Hart & friends
1850Port AdelaideBritannia Hotel130 Lipson StreetOct3Rebuilt 1898
1850Port AdelaideFisher BridgeEnt. To New DockSept20 Demolished June 1935
1850PortlandSubdivided by Port Land Co.Adj. Tam O'Shanter Between Old /New Ports
1850MidlungaPier Hotel To 1851
1850Port AdelaideNautical MuseumFirst nautical museum collection in Mechanics Institute corner Nile Street and Mildred Street
1851Port AdelaideWhite Horse CellarSt Vincent/QuebecMarch3To 10/12/1876
1851Port AdelaidePanama first ship on slipFletcher's SlipMarch5
1851Port AdelaideCarpenter's ArmsSt Vincent/Robe StsMarch20Burnt 1856
1851MilungaWaterman's Arms To 1851
1851Port AdelaideWesleyan Methodist ChurchQuebec Street
1851BirkenheadFirst slip est. Birkenhead H. C. Fletcher From Kang. Is.
1851SemaphoreGeorge Coppin's Hotel Blackler St/ Esp.Flagmast
1851Port AdelaideInstitute opened July 13
1851Port AdelaidePort Admiral Hotel from Railway Hotel
1851AlbertonFirst Post Office Port Road
1851Lefevre PeninsulaPost Office opened Number given 1857Dec.
1851Port AdelaidePrince's Hotel (Var. names)Nth Parade/Mundy StTo 1906
1852Port AdelaideSt Paul's ChurchSecond buildingFeb.
1852Port AdelaideTrinity House appointedPilotage/WharvesOct5Lacked funds
1853Lefevre PeninsulaVerge Hotel To 1853
1853Port AdelaideWharf Hotel18 Todd St/Mc LarenTo 1906
1853BirkenheadShipwright's ArmsSite of Jenkin's SlipTo 1857
1854ExeterLefevre Hotel152 Semaphore Rd Changed to 1879
1854Port AdelaideTam O'Shanter BridgeBetween McLaren/Levi WharvesDemolished 1857
1854Port AdelaideCongregational ChurchSt Vincent Street
1854Port AdelaideP.A. Harbor Trust appointedFinance DeepeningRaising P.A.
1854AlbertonWesleyan Methodist Church
1854Port AdelaideHarts MillBuilt the Mill Princes Wharf facing Mundy Street
1855BirkenheadBridgewater (Sects 700 3Subdivided By Alfred Watts
1855QueenstownBritish Volunteer215 Port Road To 1856
1855Port AdelaideDeclared Corporate TownFirst Council 1856Dec27
1855Port AdelaideThomas King's SchoolNear Grand Junc. RdJuly
1855Lefevre PeninsulaNorth Arm HotelMarch22to 25/5/1858
1855Port AdelaideFirst railway engines arriveOn board TheodoreNov1From Plymouth
1855Port AdelaideTelegraph line Adel/Pt Adel. Private LineNov26James McGregor
1855BirkenheadLefevre Peninsula School Est.John Millard
1855Port AdelaideFirst PhotographerThomas Thompson
1855Port AdelaideHart's flour mill operationalMundy Street
1855Port AdelaideWharf Dock H. (Dock H.1860)ToddSt. Rebuilt 1883Delicensed 1906
1855Port AdelaideSailor's Return Hotel Only in 1855
1856QueenstownWhite Swan (from Brit. Vol.)215 Port Rd to 1857
1856Port AdelaideLass O'Gowrie HotelSt Vincent St. Opposite Presb Church Delicensed 1906
1856PortlandPortland Hotel builtDemolished/Rebuilt 1913/4
1856AlbertonRailway Station openedExtended 1879 to arcade front
1856Port AdelaideWhite Horse Cellars FireApril19
1856Port AdelaideRailway from Adelaide1st steam poweredFeb8Feb. 1 test run
1856Port AdelaideFirst Govt telegraphAdelaide/PortFeb18
1856BirkenheadSandwell (Part Sect.916)Subdivided By S.A. Comp.
1856QueenstownWhite Swan215 Port Roadformerly Brit. Volunteer
1856Port AdelaideCaptain Lipson resignedWas Harbor Master
1856Port AdelaideGlobe HotelSite of Carp. Arms
1856BirkenheadBridgetown (Sect. 702)Subdivided By Harry Gilbert
1856PortlandPortland Hotel286 Commercial Rd
1856Port AdelaideWhite Hart HotelClosed 1880
1856Port AdelaideCorporation Formed
1856GlanvilleHall built for Captain Hart8 Park AvenueTower add 1865
1856SemaphoreTelegraph Line ExtendedFrom Port Adelaide
1856Port AdelaidePort Dock StationOriginal Cnr. St. Vincent & Lipson Streets remodelled 1880 renamed Port Dock 1916
1856Port AdelaideSignal StationFirst Signalman Wm. Uden. 1856
1857Port AdelaideMagazine Creek Bridge JDestroyed by fire in 1873
1857Port AdelaideFirst Presbyterian ChurchLeadenhall StreetFeb.To 1882
1857Port AdelaideMajor Fire In TownMud Chokes PumpsMar28
1857Port AdelaideHalf of Town DestroyedNorth ParadeNov10Wooden Buildings
1857Lefevre PeninsulaBridgewater HotelFormerly North ArmOct8Closed 1859
1857Port AdelaideExchange Hotel1 Commercial Road2 name changes
1857GlebeAlberton Methodist ChurchPort Road
1857QueenstownPrince of Wales (White Swan215 Port Road
1857Port AdelaideNorth Parade FireFire destroyed North Parade in 1857
1857Port AdelaideOrientSS Orient vanguard of the liner trade overseas with P & O. Orient. etc.
1858AlbertonWesleyan ChurchApril25
1858QueenstownPrimitive Methodist ChurchSmelter lit
1858AlbertonMethodist ChurchNow Uniting
1858Port AdelaideSt Marys ChurchImmaculate Concept.
1858Lefevre PeninsulaOld Fa(i)rlop HotelClosed 1859
1858Port AdelaideS.A. Co's Swing BridgeNo. 1 Dock
1858AlbertonPort Rd/Glebe St crDemol. 24/7/1882
1859Port AdelaidePort Bridge openedSite Jervois BridgeJan11Wooden struct.
1859Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Institute est.3rd attempt (1851 54)Sept3
1859PortlandPortland Estate Dist.C. est.Closely packed allot.Annexed 1884
1859ExeterLord Exmouth Hotel39 Exmouth Road
1859Port AdelaideDuke of Wellington HotelSt Vincent StreetDelicensed 1906
1859Port AdelaideSemaphore JettySemaphore Jetty constructed in 1859
1860AlbertonBritish Standard Hotel160 Port RoadApril5Delicensed 1906
1860SemaphoreJetty completed1st pile March 1859Mar27Ext.1873
1860AlbertonBritish Standard Hotel160 Port RoadClosed 1909
1860Port AdelaideMarine Board S.A. est.Harbor Trust/Trinity abolished
1860Port AdelaideSt Joseph's School
1861Port AdelaideEng. & Aust.Copper Co.Mundy Street
1862Port AdelaideGrammar School establishedP.A. Public School in 1876
1862SemaphoreRoad from Jetty to Port BridgeCompleted
1862BirkenheadTownship (Part Sect. 2012)Subdivided
1863Port AdelaideWesleyan Methodist ChurchSt Vincent StreetOct25
1863Lefevre PeninsulaGovernment Grant SchoolDunniker/Mead Sts
1864AlbertonBaptist ChurchPort RoadJan7Sold 1999
1864GlanvilleDistrict Council establishedJuly14Aug. 11 Rev. dat
1864Queenstown/AlbertonDistrict Council formedOct20Annex.Annex.189
1864PortlandPrivate School Clare Street Sarah Liscombe
1864GlanvilleDistrict Council Formed
1864SemaphorePeninsula Literary InstituteFormedRecess 1880
1865Port AdelaideHannay blacksmith 91 Comm. Road
1865Port AdelaideTown Hall foundation stoneSt Vincent StreetJune10
1865Port AdelaideSevere flooding.Embankments failMay11
1865BirkenheadPrivate School OpenedBy Caroline HarveyClosed 1871
1865Port AdelaideCannon BreweryComm. Rd./St Vin St.William Knapman
1865SemaphoreMethodist Church
1865Port AdelaideRobin & LeMessurier's timberCommercial/Lipson Sarnia MRobin & Hack '74
1866Port AdelaideTown Hall opened.Clocktower 1866 10.6.'65 building comp.
1866Port AdelaideAustralia's Pride HotelCr Cannon/Robe StJan11Delicensed 1906
1866RosewaterFirst gas generatedNov17
1866BirkenheadPrivate School OpenedBy Mary MillardClosed 1870
1866SemaphoreWesleyan Methodist Church
1866Port AdelaideCongregational ChurchCr. St Vin/Lipson StsBurnt in April
1866RosewaterGas works establishedSAGASCO
1866SemaphoreJetty Hotel25 Semaphore RoadChanged name
1867YatalaDuke of Edinburgh (GasworkJunction Road187173Closed 1881
1867Port AdelaideReticulated waterImportant streets
1867Port AdelaideDunn's Mill erectedLipson StreetJanDemolished 1960
1867BirkenheadEdinburgh first ship on slipDunniker SlipMar13
1867Port AdelaideFleetwood Draper. FireSept27Neared Powder Mag.
1867Port AdelaideSussex Hotel (Cr Cannon St)Commercial RoadDelicensed 1906
1867PortlandHarrison's Flour Mill beside Tam O'Shanter Ck
1867PortlandThistle Inn (Scotch Thistle '82College PI/ Liddon StDelicensed 1906
1867BirkenheadFletcher's Second SlipDunniker Operation
1867SemaphoreWesleyan Church OpenedSemaphore Road
1867Port AdelaideTelegraph Station29 North Parade
1867Port AdelaideDunns Mill Lipson street Mill
1868Port AdelaideCongregational Chch (4th builCommercial RoadDec.Now Uniting
1868PortlandBible Christian Church
1868Port AdelaideCongregational ChurchCommercial Road
1868Port AdelaideHarrison's MillN of Portland Commercial Road end of Portland Canal
1869Port AdelaidePrince Albert Sailors' HomeFoundation stoneFeb18Demolished 1932
1869Port AdelaideRoyal S.A. Yacht SquadronNov5
1869QueenstownChurch of Christ first meetingKing's SchoolroomOct25
1869Outer HarborLighthouse first litLight's PassageSuperseded 1901
1869Port AdelaideCommercial HotelReopened after fire
1869Port Adelaide Australian Clubhouse HotelReb. '78Closed 1994
1869QueenstownChurch of Christ
1869BirkenheadA. McFarlane & Sons Estab.Cruickshank's CnrMoved 1932
1869PortlandBible Christian ChapelClare Street
1869Port AdelaideRSAYSBucknall organized first Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron
1870Port AdelaideBower Buildings8 St Vin. (Dem.2000) Robe St.1898
1870SemaphorePost Office openedClosed 1871Dec.Stn No. 299
1870AlbertonYatala Smelting WorksFireJul27
1870Port AdelaideFootball Club formedGlanville Hall Est.March1Buck's Flat
1870GlanvillePipe FoundryWays & Works
1870Port AdelaidePA Rowing ClubPA Rowing Club formed 1870. Oldest rowing club in Aust. Bucknall great supporter
1871AlbertonSt Georges Anglican Church
1871AlbertonAnglican Mission ChurchEst. by St Paul's
1871PortlandGas pipes laid in streets
1871YatalaGasworks HotelJunction RoadClose '81
1871Port AdelaideDuke Edinburgh
1871GlanvilleCumberland Hotel76 Causeway Road
1872Port AdelaideWorking Men's Assn formed(Waterside Workers' Fed.)
1872Lefevre PeninsulaDistrict Council established
1872GlanvilleAnglican Church
1872PortlandReticulated water available
1872GlanvilleAnglican ChurchSema4/ Causeway Port Bridge Rd
1872SemaphoreDist. Council Lefevre Penin.Formed
1872Port AdelaideInstitute est. general museum
1873LargsTownship extension advert.Aug11
1873LargsAdvert changed to LargsJuly2
1873LargsTownship of Margate advert.June18
1873Port AdelaideNew tug Sophia first towHannah NicholsonNov26
1873Port AdelaideEight Hours movement commApplied to workforceSept3
1873PortlandKing's Wharf consructedTo land silt for fill
1873Port AdelaideNorth Arm Bridge Burnt
1874SemaphoreSt Margaret's HospitalFoundation StoneSeptember14Mrs Musgrave
1875SemaphoreTimeball Tower operational1 o'clock ball dropsJune30Superseded 1932
1875GlanvilleSinclair Wharf openedJune30
1875Port AdelaideFormby fountainErected in Nile Street
1875Port AdelaideAdelaide Steamship Co.Established
1875Port AdelaideAdelaide SteamAdelaide Steamship Co. launched with lst vessel Flinders
1875Port AdelaideCoast SteamshipsLaunched 1 month after Adelaide Steam. Subsidiary ships Ceres and Juno
1875Port AdelaideTime Ball TowerTime Ball Tower constructed 1875
1876Port AdelaideFamily Hotel (White Horse C.)St Vincent/QuebecDec11To 11/12/1878
1876Port AdelaidePublic School openedLefevre Pen. Also
1876BirkenheadLefevre Penin. Schol OpenedBased on J. Millard's
1876AlbertonToll House Port Road -Used as Police St. Until '84Portable cells
1876Port AdelaideKent Hotel (Port Anchor)45 Cannon StreetNow 15 Church
1876Port AdelaidePA InstitutePort Adelaide Institute opened cnr. Nile St and Commercial Road.
1877AlbertonOval opened by P.A. MayorDavid Bower M.O.
1877BirkenheadDistrict Council establishedSevered from LefevreFeb22Annexed 1886
1877Port AdelaideDredge Willunga sinksLast hopper dredgeJan1153 days submerg
1877RosewaterDistrict Council establishedMar22Annexed 1899
1877Port AdelaideFerry UniqueFirst Trial RunOct26Comm. Rd/ Birk.
1877Lefevre PeninsulaSchoolBehind Fletcher's SI.
1877Glanville1.0.0.F. Lodge No. 3Met in Thornton Hot.
1877GlanvilleThornton Hotel (open prior)Hart StreetDelicensed 1906
1877RosewaterCouncil ChambersRSL Hall 1937Restored 1998
1877PortlandTam O'Shanter CreekScheme to deepen
1877Port AdelaideMcColl's Hardware99 Lipson StreetNow stationers
1877Port AdelaideAdelaide SteamSouth Australian and Victorian in 1877 early vessels to establish Adelaide Steamship Co.
1878PortlandFire Reel and instructionsAcquired Dec12To 9/12/1884
1878BirkenheadBirkenhead Hotel (To Tavern)3 Elder RoadDec171968 name change to Tavern
1878Port AdelaideJervois Bridge openedReplaced Port Br.Feb6
1878Port AdelaideSemaphore railway openedvia St Vincent StreetMay22
1878SemaphoreSt Andrews Anglican ChurchFoundation stoneOct26
1878Port AdelaideCrooks & Brooker showrooms81-83 Comm. RoadLater Ezywalkin
1878Port AdelaideRoyal Arms Hotel275 St Vincent St
1878AlbertonAlberton Hotel124 Port Road -Prev. Coromandel Inn Delicensed 1906
1878Port AdelaideBrunswick Pier Hotel147 St Vincent St
1878Port AdelaidePrimitive Methodist Church
1878RosewaterPrimitive Methodist Church
1878Port AdelaideBlack Diamond HotelSt Vincent/Quebec
1878ExeterExeter Railway Station built& Semaphore platform extendedFeb8from Evening Journal
1878GlanvilleBible Christian Church
1878Port AdelaideP.A. News foundedTo 1897 - back 1904 - Again in 1913
1879QueenstownWhittaker Memorial ChurchPrimitive MethodistJun1Ch. Of Christ 1900
1879EtheltonEthelton Hotel25 Carlisle StreetMar11
1879AlbertonBible Christians meetProtestant HallMay11Sussex Street
1879Port AdelaideSteam tram to Albert ParkHorse power 1882May22
1879Port AdelaideNewmarket buildingsOpened as marketNov11Hotel 1890
1879SemaphoreFirs Major Long DistanceTeleph. Call In Aus.To Pt Augusta
1879SemaphoreBute Terrace residences176-186 Military Rd
1879Port AdelaideTemperance Hotel building89 Commercial RdLicensed 1886
1879RosewaterRoyal Oak HotelJunc. Rd/ NewcastleDelicensed 1906
1879Port AdelaidePrince Alfred HotelLipson/Russell StsClosed 1895
1879Port AdelaideLivingstone Arms HotelNile StreetClosed 1889
1879SemaphoreKew HotelCompany StreetDelicensed 1906
1879Port AdelaideCompany BasinCompany Basin transformed into New Dock
1879Port AdelaideCopper Co.WharfUsed for the shipment of ore. later from Burra as well.
1879Port AdelaideNew DockNew Dock transformed from Company Basin Santo Parade area
1880AlbertonBible Christian ChapelTorrens PI YatalaJuly Uniting 1977
1880AlbertonRailway BridgePlatform 1911
1880Port AdelaideNew Dock openedFronting Santo Par.Reclaimed 1935
1880ExeterExeter Hotel (from Lefevre)152 Semaphore Rd
1880Lefevre PeninsulaFort Glanville operational1st of 3 planned fortsLargs/Glenelg
1880Port AdelaideElders Wool StoreSanto ParadeExtended 1883
1880Port AdelaideRail line to Adel. DuplicatedSept. 14
1880SemaphoreWater Tower operationalBlackler StreetWater pressure
1880SemaphoreWater TowerBlackler Street
1881BirkenheadWesleyan Methodist ChapelVictoria RoadAug21Opened Jetty Dec. 2
1881LargsRailway via Mead St. openDecember25
1881LargsLags Bay Land & InvestmentCompany advertisedJune28Prospectus
1881SemaphoreAnglicanChurch of St AndrewRenamed St Bedes 1881
1881LargsSect. 1098 dedicated forrecreational purposeNow Largs Res.
1881SemaphoreInstitute Formed
1881SemaphoreMail sorting stationCorner Esplanade & Sema4 Road
1881PortlandRechabite Hall builtCommercial Road
1881SemaphoreFire Station76 Hall Street
1881RosewaterRosewater Hotel (open prior)58 Grand Junc. Rd
1881Port AdelaideJervois HotelLipson/Rissell StsClosed 1909
1881Port AdelaideCriterion Hotel (open prior)2 Francis StreetClosed 23/3/1951
1881SemaphorePost & Telegraph OfficeSema4/ Customs L. Closed 1984
1881SemaphoreMail Station BuiltEsplanade/ Sem. Rd.Demolished 1967
1881Port AdelaideYorke Pen. SS Cowith James Comrie and Warooka
1882LargsPier Hotel198 EsplanadeDec23 L. Pier in 1890
1882LargsJetty completedDecember2
1882LargsAnnual Regatta and SportsDecember26
1882Port AdelaidePresbyterian ChurchSecond ChurchFeb5
1882BirkenheadPrivate School OpenedBy Mrs Jones JulyWesleyan Chap.
1882Port AdelaideSalvation Army Corps
1882PortlandParis Hotel (open prior)Clare St/Portland P1.
1882SemaphoreLawn Tennis Club Formed
1882Port AdelaidePresbyterian ChurchSt Vincent Street
1882Port AdelaideAdelaide Milling Co 1882 Harts Mill merged with Morgan. Connor & Glyde. Walter Duffield & Jas. Cowan & Co.
1883Port AdelaideRobinson BridgeNo. 1 Dock Oct. 26 !ClosedMar
1883Port Adelaide Telephone Exchange openSept7
1883Port AdelaideNelcebee Assembled byThomas Cruickshank
1883SemaphoreCustoms Boarding StationSaved fr. demol.1978 Secondrestoration 2002
1883SemaphoreSemaphore Corporation FormGlanville/Lefevre Pen
1883Port AdelaideColac Hotel1 Santo Parade
1883SemaphoreBaptist Church (Second)OpenedAmalga. 1900
1883Semaphore Municipal Corp. formed Lefevre+ Glanville
1883LargsPost And Telegraph officesOpened
1883Port AdelaideStilling & Co. Wool StoreSanto ParadeBuilt
1883Port AdelaideDock Hotel (was. Wharf Dock)Todd StreetDelicensed 1906
1884LargsFort operationalPolice Academy1961
1884Port AdelaideCentral Hotel74 Commercial RoadDec9To 2002
1884SemaphoreEsplanade to Largs JoinedJuly19
1884Port AdelaideFire at Hack's Timber YardNov6
1884 Port AdelaideT. Hack's Timber Yard fireCommercial RoadNov10
1884Port AdelaideWesleyan Church Dale St -Foundation StoneSpet22Demolished 1973
1884PortlandCouncil annexed
1884SemaphoreMasonic Lodge Opened
1884Port AdelaideH.C.M.S.Protector arrived
1884QueenstownPolice Station in rented siteWm. Gibb. Carrier
1884SemaphoreInstitute Bld (Council Chamb.)Was Ozone TheatreNow Library
1884QueenstownPolice Station completedHigh StreetNow 131 Port Rd
1885Port AdelaideWesleyan Methodist ChurchDale StreetDemolished 1973
1885Port AdelaideFirst Crooks & Brooker Fire
1886BirkenheadPost Office Substation openDec1
1886BirkenheadCouncil Annexed by P.A.C.Dec9Dec
1886PeterheadPost Office openedJuly
1886Port AdelaideWalter & Morris timber yardRobin & Hack's prm.Later to Minories
1886PortlandTam O'Shanter CreekCanal Bill introduced
1887Port AdelaidePort Land CompanyMorialta Cham. Adel.App. In Directory
1887Port AdelaideEclipse Mill (Dunn's)Fussell/Honey Sts.Burnt Jan. 2 '20
1888PortlandBible Christians joined withMethodist
1889Port AdelaideMusical Society FormedMr Wyatt MortimerOct24
1889SemaphoreSalvation Army Corps
1889SemaphoreRotunda South Of Jetty
1889SemaphoreBaths on Jetty Opened
1889SemaphoreJetty swimming baths openedDestroyed 1917
1889Port AdelaidePortland Canal completedTam O'Shanter Cree
1889Port AdelaideS.A. Yacht ClubOpening demo.
1889PortlandCanal completed
1889SemaphoreInstitute Building SoldTo Semaphore Corp. To be Town Hall
1889Port AdelaideCommercial WharfASC used Commercial wharf from this time. moved to McLaren Wharf in 1935
1890Port AdelaideJervois Bridge stepsKestel StepsApril25Mayor Kestel
1890Port AdelaideRacing Club first meetingGrand Junction Road
1890Port AdelaideMajor maritime strike
1890SemaphorePolice Station (West of Inst.)Replaced Exeter Pol.
1890Port AdelaideNewmarket Hotel132 Commercial Rd
1891LargsGovt purchase railway andJettyFeb12
1891AlbertonPost Office at Railway StationOct
1891Port AdelaideAustralian Stevedoring Co.Captains W. Begg & J. Legoe
1891GlanvilleCSR Refinery openedDemolished 1993Fire 1926
1891Port AdelaideKembla House55 St Vincent Street
1891SemaphoreFire Brigade Formed
1892AlbertonPublic School Queenstown - Infant Sch. 1923Oct3Redevelop. 1988
1892 EtheltonPublic SchoolHarley/Pelham StsPrev. Glanville
1893GlanvillePublic School openedNamed Ethelton 1919
1894Port AdelaideDora Sweetapple D.B.N.S. First NurseJune 21
1894SemaphoreWarrinilla builtSemaphore Road
1894BirkenheadSt Andrews Anglican Church
1894GlanvilleBrewery openedLater Bronson's
1895CheltenhamP.A.R.C. first meeting Nov26
1895PortlandMontpelier Square fencedPlanted with trees
1895RosewaterSt Barnabas Anglican Church
1895Port AdelaideCannon Brewery Cannon St. Until 1902Big Gun Brewery
1895Port AdelaideProduce Export Depot Ocean Steamers' Wh
1896GlanvillePost Office opened April
1896EtheltonSt Nicholas Anglican Church
1897GlanvilleBower Cottages foundations June21
1897Port AdelaideMarist Brothers arriveS.S. AustralianNov8
1897Port AdelaideMarist Brothers SchoolCommercial Road Aug. 15
1897Port AdelaideRowing Club founded
1897Port AdelaideSailing Club formed
1897Port AdelaidePA Sailing ClubPort Adelaide Sailing Club formed 1897
1898Alberton/QueenstownCouncil annexedDec.
1898Port AdelaideLion Timber Yard FireMar24
1898Queenstown/ AlbertonDistrict Council Annexed
1898SemaphoreCentrals Football ClubFormed
1898Port AdelaideBritannia HotelRebuiltNow Dockside
1899RosewaterCouncil annexedJan25
1899Port AdelaideCharity Concert Company1st concertJune13Orpheus Soc.
1899Port AdelaideElectric lighting in streetsReplaced gas
1899SemaphoreCongregational ChurchJagoe StreetClosed 1973
1899AlbertonRailway Post Office closed
1899SemaphoreDominican ConventMilitary Road
1899SemaphoreSt Bedes Anglican ChurchTracker OrganInstalled 1899
1900Port AdelaideCharity Concert CompanyFirst PerformanceJune13P.A. Town Hall
1900Port AdelaideProclaimed a CityMay23E. Lumbers
1900Port AdelaideCorporation Flagstaff named115 ft high Town HallMay24Mayoress Caire
1900AlbertonSussex Street Post OfficeMay
1900AlbertonPort Road Post Office closesMay
1900SemaphoreCouncil annexedNovember1
1900Port AdelaideOrpheus Society1st concertNovember7
1900Port AdelaideJervois Bridge woodwork fireSpark from trainNovember25
1900LargsMethodist ServicesIn Drill ShedSeptember16
1901Port AdelaidePopulation 2089Houses/builds 4412
1901SemaphoreFederal Hotel25 Semaphore RoadMarchFrom Jetty Hotel
1901Port AdelaideR.M.S. Ormuz quarantinedOctober 9
1901SemaphoreP.A. Orpheus SocietyFirst ConcertSeptember7Sema4 Town Hall
1901SemaphoreWonga Shoal lighthouseCommissioned
1901PortlandNo Man's LandTrees planted
1901Birkenhead1st Fuel installationShell Co.
1901Port AdelaideEuro (tug)Transported Duke and Duchess of York on visit up Port River in 1901
1902AlbertonOval purchased by P.A.Coun.Prev.owners Qu/townAlberton
1902Lefevre Peninsula Post Office closedNovember
1902LargsAnglican ServicesIn Drill ShedOct12
1903AlbertonBowling Club formed at OvalPt Ad. Bowl. Club 7
1903AlbertonOval Bowling & Croquet ClubAlberton Oval
1903LargsSisters of St JosephOrphanage Orig. Sanitorium
1903Port AdelaideP.A. Oval opened at AlbertonOfficial openingMay93000 pound pay.
1904SemaphoreC.B.A. Bank SubBranch Opened
1904LargsFirst Methodist ChurchJuly31
1904SemaphoreBowling Club Formed
1904SemaphoreCroquet ClubNext to Bowling Club I
1904Port AdelaideSkating Rink OpenedSt Vin./ Todd St. Cr.
1905Port AdelaideSt Paul's ChurchThird buildingNov
1905LargsSacred Heart CollegeMilitary R./Hannay St
1905Port AdelaideCroquet Club Lipson Street
1905Port AdelaideGulf SteamshipsAmalgamated with Yorke Peninsula Steam and Coast Steamships to form Gulf Steamships with Karatta 1907
1905Port AdelaideHarbor MastersList of Port Adelaide Harbor Masters P.84 of Port Book
1906Port AdelaideAdelaide Milling Co. FireFive Storey Mill March
1906LargsSt Bede's Mission ChurchSt Albans in 1914 April7
1906Port AdelaideH. L. Vosz Paint Factory Built Lipson Street NovLater Dulux
1906SemaphoreWolverton Hospital est.
1906Port AdelaideSavings Bank bld98 Lipson Ex Navalmen's 1950Formby Rest.
1907Sailing ship Norma struckBy ArdencraigApril21
1907LargsLargs Bay College The Esplanade
1907Port AdelaideMuralo Buildings (Vosz Paint)Lipson StreetNow apartments
1907SemaphoreChurch Of the Sacred HeartCatholic
1907Port AdelaideKarattamost popular vessel with Gulf Steamships
1907Port AdelaideNormaVessel Norma wrecked off Semaphore. (Norma Welsh Druid Princess) Figurehead in Museum
1908AlbertonCarmelite FathersMove from Port
1908Outer HarborOfficially openedOruba 1st mail ship
1908Port AdelaideSmith's Motor Co.58 Lipson StreetPrevious Clutterbuck's
1908Port AdelaideOuter HarborOpened by Premier Peake P & O Oruba there at opening
1909GlanvillePost Office closesDec
1909GlanvilleI.0.0.F. Lodge No. 3Purchase Ang. Ch.Renamed Exeter Hall
1909SemaphoreScout Troop Formed
1909PortlandOutbreak of plague 2 deathsLeadenhall Street
1910Port AdelaideSouth Africa fireExplosives cargoAug21
1910Outer HarborPost Office openedMarch
1910GlanvilleFirst Glanville HotelPurch. By Govt.Nov Railway route
1910SemaphoreChurch of Christ
1910BirkenheadLefevre Pen. Dist. High Sch.Public School SiteClosed 1914
1910Lefevre PeninsulaDistrict High SchoolClosed Dec. 1914
1910Port AdelaideFire aboard South AfricaExplosive carrier
1911OttowayCongregational ChurchApril
1911Port AdelaideRailway BridgeSth Jervois BridgeMay16Completed prior
1911SemaphoreOzone Amusements LtdHugh WatermanFounder
1911SemaphoreCoffee Palace EsplanadeWondergraph Café Evancourt
1911SemaphoreMasonic Buildings OpenedSemaphore Road
1912SemaphoreWonga Shoal LighthouseRammed DimsdaleNov172 keepers killed
1912PortlandDeep drainage for sewerageCommenced
1912SemaphoreSavings Bank of S.A.Opened
1913SemaphoreChurch Of Christ OpenedMilitary RoadMarch1
1913BirkenheadR. T. Searles' ShipyardJenkins StreetNow Cent. Slip
1913Port AdelaideSalvation Army Hall84 Lipson StreetPowerhouse P.
1913Port AdelaideOzone Theatre opened1st purpose built movie Theatre 1968 Close '79 demolished
1913Port AdelaidePort Adelaide NewsReestablished'33 ceased
1913SemaphoreLewis Lodge FormedMasonic
1913Port AdelaideCoast SteamshipsFormed from Gulf Steamship & West Coast Shipping . vessel Quorna susidiary of .ASCL
1913Port AdelaideWest Coast ShippingWandana 1913 was Spencer Gulf trader
1913Port AdelaideWeston Milling Co.Still operating today on Thomas' old site.
1914Port AdelaideFirst sod Elec. Tram TrackMayor I. H. CloustonNov2
1914Port AdelaideRobe. Kingston etc.After WW1 ASC stopped SE trade to Robe Kingston Beachport
1914Port AdelaideS.A. Harbors Board est.Private wharves acq.
1914LargsSt Albans Anglican Church
1914SemaphoreBuildings Adjoining Sem. Hot.Completed
1914BirkenheadAdelaide Cement Co. openBrighton Cem. 1971
1914BirkenheadAdelaide Cement Co. operate
1914Port AdelaideNew Year's Day Regatta Last conducted
1914Port AdelaideEyre Yorke Pen.After WW1 ASC stepped up service to Eyre & Yorke Peninsulas instead of SE trade
1914Port AdelaideFisher BridgeNow Ocean Steamers Road runs over
1914Port AdelaideRegattaLast Port Adelaide Regatta held 1914
1914Port AdelaideScharzfelsGerman prize vessel Scharzfels renamed Araluen for Adelaide Steamship Co.
1915RosewaterRedhill Bridge Opened Railway OverpassNov14Gr. Junc. Rd
1915GlanvilleThornton Bridge West Of Jervois Br
1915AlbertonCheer Up Society Formed in October
1915SemaphoreCatholic Church Dedicated Military Road
1916BirkenheadNaval Drill Hall Fletcher RoadCompleted 1919
1916Port AdelaideVacuum Oil Co. Fire Todd StreetDec.
1916PortlandCommercial Road railway stn Line to Lefevre Pen.
1916Port AdelaideR'way StationCommercial Road Station opened on May 1st and demolished and reconstructed in 1971
1916Port AdelaideSA Club HotelBucknall proprietor of South Australian Club Hotel
1916Port AdelaideSA Company Wharf McLaren Wharf
1917Port AdelaideSewers connectedAlso Portland Alberton & Queenstown
1917Port AdelaideElectric tram servicesTo Albert Pk. Rosewater,Semaphore & Largs
1917Albert ParkElectric trams replace horsesApril3Ceased 1934
1917LargsTram line finished Last tram 27/7/35May15
1917LargsElectric Tram ServiceMay15
1917AlbertonSewers connected
1917SemaphoreSemaphore Jetty Baths destroyedSevere stormJetty was 652 metres long
1917SemaphoreWar Memorial ArchSemaphore JettyEntrance
1917PortlandSewers operational
1918Port AdelaideWorkers' memorial erected Statue added 1921
1919EtheltonGlanville Public SchoolRenamed Ethelton 1892
1919Port AdelaideSchool cony. to temp. hosp.Influenza epidemicMay9
1919GlanvilleHarbors Boad Emp. Mem.DockyardOct17
1919Port Adelaide Central Mission
1919Semaphore Rotunda North Of Jetty Erected by M.T.T.Demol. 1970s
1919LargsAdjunct School establishedIn Drill ShedGov. Galway
1919Port AdelaideMethodist Mission estab.Was Methodist Ch.
1920GlanvilleBrewery purchasedby E. W. BronsonMay24Sold bus. 1975
1920SemaphoreWondergraph Picture PalaceSemaphore RoadOdeon 1952
1920Port AdelaideHarbors Board bid Lipson St. Timeball aboveDiscont. 1932
1920SemaphoreHotel extended with 3rd floor
1920SemaphoreF.S. Harrington's DraperySemaphore RoadClosed 1973
1920Port AdelaideNavigation ActThis Act severely disadvantaged local Australian Shipping lines in competition with Overseas reg. vessels
1921LargsOil bore on JettyMayor Lewis opensOct29
1921SemaphoreGirl Guides Formed
1921BirkenheadAdelaide Cement Co. WharfCompleted 1922
1921Port AdelaidePoole & SteelOsborne Shipbuilders Eurimbla 1921. Euwarra 1922. Eugowra 1923 (originally Erina)
1922RosewaterWar Memorial Unveiled atReserve (SthW. Cnr)April15
1922TaperooMethodist Church
1922SemaphorePalais Ballroom/BathingForeshoreNow hotel
1922AlbertonMarist BrothersMove from Port
1922AlbertonAlb. Church United FootballClub formed
1922Port AdelaideStar Theatre opened1960 closed
1922Port AdelaideAerial ServiceYear that first fledgling air services began
1922Port AdelaideSemaphore PalaisSemaphore Palais constructed
1923LargsPublic School openedJan21
1923SemaphoreR.S.S. & A.I.L.A. Sub BranchGranted CharterSept4
1923Port AdelaideSwim Through Port CarnivalInitiated long swim
1923LargsFirst Police Station483 Military Road
1923OsborneFirst Power Station on line
1924Port AdelaideTragedy DockNo.2 Dock (not City of Singapore Fire) other drownings etc. before 1924
1924LargsPrimary School build. OpenedFletcher Road
1924Port AdelaideMarine Board abolishedS.A. Harbors Board
1924AlbertonOzone Theatre opened33 Fussell PlaceClosed 1961
1924Port AdelaideCity of Singapore explosionThree killed
1925AlbertonR.A.O.B. HallPort RoadAug23
1925Outer HarborItalian seaplane visitMarchess dePinedoJune8
1925Port AdelaideMunicipal BandReformedOct13
1925LargsService Station established
1925LargsLodge began
1925SemaphoreFederal HotelRemodelled frontage
1925Lefevre PeninsulaCentral School establishedTech Sch.1940
1925Port AdelaideSoldiers' Market opened200 Commercial RdLasted to 1943
1925PeterheadPresbyterian ChurchSt Luke's Hall
1925Outer HarborPolice Station
1925Port AdelaideMulcraASC's first oil fueled cargo vessel Operated until 1961
1925Port AdelaideSA Harbors BoardTook over from Marine and Harbors Board
1925Port AdelaideSarnia Timber MillEstablished by Theophilus Hack and Peter LeMessurier. Thens Robins Timber Yard. then Walter & Morris
1926Port AdelaideM.T.T. bus service from Adel.To Largs SemaphorApril5
1926CheltenhamCaire family fatality5 dseaths Chelt.rail XApril30
1926BirkenheadSecond Methodist ChurchGunn/Wells Sts Cr.AprilCeased 1990
1926Port AdelaideWaterside Workers' Hall11 Nile StreetDec5Foundation stone
1926LargsFord Motor Company est.
1926LargsRotunda on foreshore
1926BirkenheadGeneral Motors Holden establishedDemolished 19??
1926SemaphoreSlippery Dip/Helter SkelterOn Foreshore
1926BirkenheadMethodist Church
1927LargsDinghy Club foundedL.B. Sailing Club in 1949
1927RosewaterMount Carmel Boys' SchoolNewcastle StreetJan
1927LargsWomen's Hockey Club formRecess in 1981
1927Alberton1st Yatala Boy Scouts' HallQueen Street
1927Port AdelaideSmith Motor CompanyPremises Comm. Rd
1927PortlandTimber yard fireNear Canal
1927RosewaterRailway Marshalling YardsNew Kingston
1927Port AdelaideMinnipaWent aground in 1928. most profitable vessel until 1960. Too small for interstate trade
1928Port AdelaideFisher Tomlst Commodore of Largs Bay Sailing Club
1928Port Adelaide Masonic Lodge. Second hallComm. Rd/LipsonOct161st meeting
1928Port AdelaideWaterside Workers' strike
1928Outer HarborMission To Seamen
1928PortlandRiverside Football ClubFormed
1928SemaphoreLutheran Church
1928QueenstownSeventh Day Adventist Chur Webb StreetReplaced 1970
1928LargsSecond Methodist Church
1928Largs1st Largs Scout Troop formed
1928PortlandMontpelier SquareChildren's Playgr'd
1928Port AdelaideRAF Southampton Seaplanes + 1 RAAF4 land in Port River
1928Port AdelaideGovernment ShipsThis was the year Govt. sold all vessels to White Star Line. Out of Shipping Trade.
1928Port AdelaideLargs Bay Sailing Largs Bay Sailing Club 1928. First commodore Tom Fisher
1929SemaphoreCouncil ChambersRemodelled to Ozonw Theatre
1929SemaphoreR.S.S. & A.I.L.A. SubBranch Hall openedDec7
1929SemaphoreOzone Theatre openedIn old Town Hall60 close '77 re
1929Port AdelaideManundaBuilt in 1926 entered service With Adelaide Steam in 1929 interstate coastal trade
1929Port AdelaideManundaSunk 1 ketch and damaged 2 others in serious berthing accident
1929Port AdelaideMoontajoined fleet did Gulf Trips
1929Port AdelaideWestraliaOpposition to Adelaide Steam on Coastal interstate trade
1929Port AdelaideWm Thomas & Co.Leadenhall Street. later took over Harrison's Mill in 1888
1929Port AdelaideYatalaAn area near Alberton and Rosewater
1930Port AdelaideMoontaPopular Moonta acquired by ASCL
1930PortlandLog Pound constructedMouth of Canal
1931OttowayCongregational ChurchRed brick buildingDec.
1931RosewaterFirst Housing Trust homes35-37 McNichol Tce
1932Port AdelaideFlagstaff removed from wharfEnd of Comm. RdAug5Dismantled & fell
1932Port Adelaide'Strassfort FireTragedy DockSept20
1932SemaphoreTimeball TowerService ended
1932Port AdelaideWanganellaOpposition to Adelaide Steam on Coastal interstate trade
1933Port AdelaideInstitute Museum reorganisedto Nautical Museum
1933Port AdelaideDepression. 33.2% no work
1934Albert ParkTram Route ClosedNov11
1934CheltenhamEx Navalmen's Assoc.Until 1940 then to old Savings Bk. Lipson St.
1934LargsMagpie Hockey ClubChanged to Largs
1935Port AdelaideLast electric trams on systemReplaced by busesJuly27
1935Port AdelaideModel purchasedCouncil Chamb.
1935SemaphoreSemaphore/Largs TocHFormed
1935Port AdelaideDuntroonOpposition to Adelaide Steam on Coastal interstate trade
1935Port AdelaideEclipse Flour MillHoney Street at Commercial Wharf Dunn built it
1935Port AdelaideKanimblaOpposition to Adelaide Steam on Coastal Interstate Trade
1935Port AdelaideManoorapopular vessel with Adelaide Steamship Co.interstate coastal trade
1935Port AdelaideManooraFirst passenger orientated vessel. Open decks. dance space. etc.
1935Port AdelaideMcLaren WharfASC moved here from Commercial Wharf.
1935Port AdelaideMiller & SpillerMill operating in Baker StreetBiLo 1985
1935Port AdelaideMiller's Produce MillHoney Street site flour Mill
1936Outer HarborLady Gowrie Drive openedSept16
1936AlbertonPatrick's Square fountain
1936GlanvilleWaterloo Bridge LampPres. to CouncilBirk. Br. orig.
1936SemaphoreCentenary Regatta
1937Outer HarborMelb. Steamship DuntroonFire Outer HarborMar1
1937RosewaterR.S.S. & A.I.L.A. SubBranch Granted CharterMar10
1937Outer HarborSignal Station opened Replaces Semaphor
1937Port AdelaideDuco Plant built 67 Lipson Street
1937LargsLargs Bay Hockey Club To Port Adel. In 1948
1937AlbertonConvent Girl's School
1938Port AdelaideTrolleybus Service Comm.April3
1938BirkenheadCentral Slip shiftedAdjoining Fletcher'sBirkenhead Br.
1938QueenstownPrince of Wales HotelCurrent façade
1938Port AdelaideMorialtaShip ordered for ASC. Not delivered because of War
1939Port AdelaideCorp. Flagstaff removedDonated to Boy Sc.May11st Kensington
1939Port AdelaideSilent Cop Black Diam. Cr Third one in 1939Sept5Removed 1968 Nile St. Entrance
1939Port AdelaideCheerup Hut in Council Cha.Council Offer To west of Memorial
1939SemaphoreProtector gun moved
1939Port AdelaideMunicipal Offices completed
1940Port AdelaideBirkenhead Bridge completedDec14Opened
1940Port AdelaideInaugural Meet. Cheerup Hut CommitteeJune26
1940SemaphoreRailway StationClosedOct29Demolished 2003
1940OsborneICI alkali factory operational
1941Port AdelaideNew Exchange H. (name ch.)1 Commercial Road1987 to Lighthouse Inn
1941Outer HarborPilot Station opened
1941Port AdelaidePilot StationNew Pilot Station at Outer Harbor in 1941 alongside Signal Station opened in 1937
1942Port AdelaideMorialtaHMAS Morialta used for Review of Fleet by King George VI.
1944Port AdelaideMorialtaHit by mine during war service. Did not sink. Repaired but did not finally arrive in SA until 1946.
1945LargsFormer Girls' College renamed to St Albans C. of E. in 1946
1946Port AdelaideCheer up Hut Apprec. SocialFor 320 VolunteersFeb9Final Function
1946EtheltonSwimming Club Mem. HndcpW. PetersonNov25He died in WWII
1946PortlandEmbankment demolishedFill for P.A. Reserve
1946Portland13 acres purchased to extendP.A. Reserve
1947PortlandR.S.S.& A.I.L.A. SubBranch Now R.S.L. CharterApril11
1947SemaphoreJetty Kiosk fireDestroyedMar11
1947Osborne'B' Power Station on line
1947PortlandTown Rubbish Tip Closed
1948Outer HarborWansford Coal FireJune10
1948BirkenheadAtlantic Air Greek Freighter Chilean NitratesSep2Fire
1948Outer HarborWillesdenFire At Sea
1948LargsC.W.A. formed
1948PortlandMontpelier SquareChildren's Playgr'd Reestablished
1948PortlandRugby ground formedP.A. Reserve
1948Port AdelaideBarcooNavy survey vessel Barcoo aground off Glenelg in 1948
1948Port AdelaideBlue Sheaf Mill Co.probably Lipson St. St. Vincent Street corner
1948Port AdelaideBucknallLost his life on the Waratah
1949Port AdelaideGreater P.A. Plan announcedIncluded West Lakes
1950Port AdelaidePort Adelaide ship's bellPresented to P.A.C.Jan17
1950SemaphoreColes Variety Store OpenedClosed 1974
1950SemaphoreLefevre Community HospitalReplaced WolvertonJune '95 closed
1950Port AdelaideMoontaGulf Trip with Moonta ended 1955
1950Port AdelaideQuornaUsed by RAAF as bombing practice. End of Quorna off Kangaroo Island.
1951Port AdelaideMessenger' newspaperCommences
1952Albert ParkOldfields Bakeries CombineNew PlantDec.
1952SemaphoreTraders' Association Formed
1952SemaphoreWondergraph changes toOdeon Star Theatre
1953SemaphoreMariner's MemorialApril29
1953SemaphoreStorm damages jettyAlso Largs
1953PortlandGirls' Technical SchoolWooden classrooms
1953TaperooPrimary School established
1953LargsSevere storm damages Jetty
1954Port AdelaideMeals on Wheels beganOff Langham Place
1954PortlandPortland CanalFilling began
1955LargsMothers & Babies' CentreFletcher RoadMay5
1955PenningtonFlinders Hot. (now Grand Jun.)174 Junction RoadOct8New name 2002
1955Port AdelaideCouncil Centenary Until 1956
1957TaperooHotel Osborne (Boat House)481 Victoria RoadDec17New name 2000
1957PortlandKindergarten openedWellington Street
1957SemaphoreNational Bank Opened
1957Port AdelaideAdelaide Ship Con.ASCL subsidiary Adelaide Ship Construction began operations 1957 closed 1973
1958Port AdelaideNautical MuseumCollection moved to St. Vincent Street. Curator Vernon Smith. Closed 1979
1960PortlandPrinces Street ReserveSold to Housing Tr.
1960Port AdelaideTrolleybus via Birkenhead Br.Aug29
1960BirkenheadAdelaide Ship Cons. Ltd. Est.Closed Aug. 1973
1960PortlandLeMessurier's move from P.ATo Port RoadSite sold 2003
1960TaperooHigh School established
1960SemaphoreCommonwealth Bank OpenMoved 1982
1960SemaphoreOzone TheatreClosed
1960SemaphoreSquash Centre Opened
1961LargsSecond St Albans ChurchJetty Road
1961SemaphoreWoolworths SupermarketTo Triple Seven 1986
1961Port AdelaideTroubridgeRoll on Roll off Ship begins route Port Lincoln. Kangaroo Island
1961Port AdelaideTroubridgeRoll on Roll off ship Troubridge entered service
1962Port AdelaideGirls Tech High SchoolMoved to Portland RFrom G.J.R.
1963Port AdelaideBower Road CausewayLinked Port/Bower
1963SemaphorePermanent Sideshow StallsConscessions On Foreshore
1963Port AdelaidePort Dock Station DemolishedPolice Station opened on this site in 1992
1963Port AdelaidePrinces WharfBend of the River North Parade / Mundy Street Corner
1963Port AdelaideQueens WharfWhere lighthouse is now
1964Port AdelaideTrolleybus system closedJuly12
1964Port AdelaideMrs Anna Rennie PortlandMayor of P.A.
1964TaperooColes Supermarket openedClosed 1984
1965GlanvilleMunicipal Band HallPhillips Res Swan T.Dec1
1965Port AdelaideGarden Island BridgeNorth ArmJune
1965Port AdelaideLong Swim Through PortLast eventRiver polluted
1965BirkenheadGMH Birkenhead ceased productionFriFriday, August 13, at 4.03 p.m.
1965PeterheadAustbuilt Maritime Museum95 Fletcher RoadKeith LeLeu
1967Port AdelaideColes Supermarket opened
1967Largs NorthPrimary School
1967Port AdelaideDepartment Marine & HarborReplaces Harbors B.
1967Torrens Island'A' Power Station on line
1967LargsLargs North Primary School
1968LargsSt Albans C.E.G.S. closed
1968TaperooAssemblies of God
1968West LakesScheme announcedPart of WoodvilleCompleted
1969Port AdelaideNew Jervois Bridge openedDec22
1969Port AdelaideA Berth Wharf/Cargo Shed Demolished
1969BirkenheadPrimary Sch. 2storey build.
1969SemaphoreLions Club Of Lefevre Penin.
1969QueenstownMyer development planned
1969TaperooLutheran Church
1969QueenstownMyers plan to est shopping c.Tapleys Hill/Port Rds
1969SemaphoreDistrict Traders' Association
1969LargsRotary Club formed
1970Port AdelaidePolaris Oil Survey Ship FireNo. 1 BerthJan. 7
1970RosewaterWoolworths Supermarket
1970RosewaterFire Station Opened
1970PortlandRechabite HallSold to investor
1970Port AdelaideSeventh Day Adventist Ch.
1970Lefevre PeninsulaF. A. Vickery HallBoys' Tech High Sch
1970Port AdelaideCruising Yacht Squ.Cruising Yacht Squadron formed
1971Port AdelaideAnnie Watt PurchasedKetch Pres. Assn.
1972Port AdelaideSmith Motors 50th AnniversaryDec6
1972Port AdelaideTug Fearless Welcomed to PortDec20
1972Port AdelaidePrimary School Junction Rd. Pedestrian LightsFeb9Mayor Martin
1972Port AdelaideMTT Control Box removed Black Diamond Cnr.June21
1972OttowayNew E. & W.S. FoundryPipe productionMar28Moved From Glanville
1972ExeterBeehive Corner (Sem4 Rd.)Demolishment Notice Nov29 Emblem to PAHS
1972Port AdelaideArchway PortDale St. Rehab. CentOctober4New Premises
1972BirkenheadPolice Station Closing AnnouncedSept13
1972QueenstownPolice Station Closing AnnouncedSept13
1972AlbertonMaughan Thiem takeover Bowden Ford Prem.Sept201013 Port Rd.
1972Port AdelaideHistorical Society formed
1972North HavenDevelopment announced
1972Port AdelaideShowboat Lady Chelmsford
1972LargsLutheran Church
1972Port AdelaideTroubridgeGovt. purchased vessel as ASCL out of shipping business
1972Port AdelaideVerco's MillHoney Street site Flour Mill
1973Outer HarborPassenger Terminal opened
1974GlanvilleExeter Hall Purchased By Mr Keith LeLeu
1974GlanvilleAnnie Watt at Corner of Sema4/Causeway
1974Port AdelaideCommunity Welfare CouncilChanged to Comm. Dev. B
1975West Lakes ShoreLegtrap HotelBartley TerraceNov20
1975Semaphore ParkPrimary School
1975Port AdelaideCentre Joint CommitteeOversee redevelop.
1976SemaphoreCol. Lovely's Former Home89 Esplanade Cr Dunn Demolished
1976SemaphoreOdeon Star Cinema Closed
1976Port AdelaideInformation Centre establish.
1977Outer HarborContainer Terminal opened
1977Port AdelaideConservation Study issued
1977Port AdelaideSteam Tug Yelta PurchasedNational Trust
1977SemaphoreCinema in Former OzoneNow LibraryClosed 1981
1977Port AdelaideConservation StudyElizabeth Vines
1977Port AdelaideRedevelopment SchemeAllocated $1.3 M
1978SemaphorePublic Library opened34 Semaphore Road
1978North HavenShopping Centre openedOsborne Road
1978SemaphoreRailway line closedBus to GlanvilleLine removed '81
1978Port AdelaideMarine & Harbors Dept.Moved from Adelaide
1979Port AdelaideLibrary EstablishedInstitute St Vin. St. Jan8P.A. Inst. Ends
1979North HavenPrimary School
1979North HavenTrust established Develop & promote
1979SemaphorePromotions Committee Form
1979Port AdelaideColes Supermarket enlarged Quebec Mall opened Stage 1
1979North HavenPrimary School opened
1979PortlandCanal filling ceased section retained
1980Largs NorthWee Willie's Tavern563 Military RoadNov11
1980SemaphoreFoodland Store Opens
1980Port AdelaideMarket opened
1980LargsOrphanage closed
1980SemaphoreProgress Association Forms
1980Port AdelaideRecreation Centre opened50 St Vincent St.
1980Fort GlanvilleHistorical Association formed
1980SemaphoreFoodland opened
1980Port AdelaideFerguson's Bond StoreLipson Street Purch. State Plan Auth.
1981Port AdelaideC.B.A. Bank Lipson Street Purch. State Plan.April21
1981GlanvilleAnnie Watt Removed fromSemaphore Rd CnrAugSA Film Corp.
1981Port AdelaideWeman's Buildings Lipson St Purch.State PlanningDec21
1981Port AdelaidePort Mall shops opened
1981North HavenWoolworths SupermarketFoodland '85
1981North HavenMarina opened
1981PortlandWalter & Morris timber millClosedDemolished later
1982Port AdelaideCouncil memorial St Vin. St. To Cap. Barker SturtSept29& Col Light
1982BirkenheadFinger Jetties For Tugs Cons.Cruickshank's CnrCompleted 1983
1982Port AdelaideState Heritage Area declared1st in State
1982Port AdelaideGreek Orthodox Church
1982BirkenheadAnnie Watt to Cruikshank'sCorner
1982Port AdelaideCommunity College openedMcLaren Parade
1983LargsCentenary MonumentUnveiledJan. 1
1983RosewaterNew Redhill Bridge Opened Road StraightenedSeptGr. Junc. Rd
1983Fort GlanvilleVisitor Centre announced
1983Port AdelaideS.A. Maritime Museum ann.Jubilee 150 project
1983AlbertonTrinity Uniting Church Yatala/Rosew/OttowIn Yatala Ch.
1983Port AdelaideP.A.H.S. transfers most of Artefacts to S.A.M.M.
1983North HavenGulf Point Marina plus Cruising Yacht Club
1984Port AdelaideDale St Women's Health Cent Opened
1984Port AdelaideBower Rd linked to Grand JunctionTo High Schuster
1984Port AdelaidePrimary School moves From G.J.R.
1985PortlandPort Adelaide Reserve Extra land purchasedMar19
1985Port AdelaideRailway Museum announced Bicentennial project
1986Port AdelaideLighthouse Black Diam. Squ. Q. Eliz. II
1986AlbertonFoodland S/market unroofedFussell PlaceDec6Was Ozone Th.
1986Port AdelaidePort Dock Brewery Hotel10 Todd StreetOct23
1986Port AdelaideNautical MuseumTaken over by Maritime Museum. in Bond Store corner Lipson and Divett Street. Opened 1986
1987Port AdelaideJervois Br. Keeper's GalleNear Birkenhead Br.Opp. British Hot.
1987Port AdelaideIsland SeawayIsland Seaway operated Troubridge's route from 1987 to 1995
1987Port AdelaideJackett BrosBaker Street Flour Mill (later Wm. Jackett & Sons)
1988Port AdelaidePort Dock R/way MuseumLipson StreetDec10Opened
1988Port AdelaideLipson House RestaurantFormer Bank of Adel.Dec.Lipson Street
1988Port AdelaideGreater P.A. Heritage Study Mc Dougall & Vines
1989Port AdelaideCugini's Restaurant Lipson StreetWas Lipson Hous
1990Port AdelaideNo. 1 Shed Re-Development Announced
1990OsborneSubmarine Corporation First Keel Laid February
1990Port AdelaideTroubridge Sold Kang. Is. FerrySailed to Famagusta
1991GlanvilleColonial Sugar Refinery ClosedApril26
1991Port AdelaideQuebec Mall fountain 100 yrs Thomas MillJuly21John Dowis
1991Port AdelaideMcKell's Flour Mill Engineers Timpson StreetClosed
1991BirkenheadGMH Birkenhead Demolished
1991Port AdelaideNew Library Opened Church/Dale Sts Cr.
1992SemaphoreRail line to Fort GlanvilleDec21
1992BirkenheadAnchor. Pres. by Keith LeleuOctAug. '95 erect.
1992PortlandWellington St KindergartenClosed
1993Port AdelaideSubmarinesSubmarine construction began. First sub launched by Lady Phyllis Collins
1993Port AdelaideTimber MillsGlobe. Reid Bros. Barretts. Lloyds. Cowell Bros. Wadlow. Gunnersen LeMessurier.
1994Port AdelaideRegency Institute of TAFEMoved to Mundy St.August
1994BirkenheadAnchor. Pres. by Keith LeleuJuneAug. '95 erect.
1994Port AdelaidePost Office moved St Vincent St. To Old Port Canal
1994SemaphoreNew Library EstablishedOld Institute BuildingWas Ozone Th.
1994ExeterDerrick MemorialUnveiledRod Sawford
1995SemaphoreLefevre Community HospitalClosedJuly
1995Port AdelaideIsland Seaway was once Kangaroo Is. FerryJun11Sold to Malta
1995Port AdelaideP.A.Centre Heritage SurveyMcDougall & Vines
1995Port AdelaideJervois Br. Keeper's GalleryInst. Engin. Plaque
1995PortlandP. A. Girls' High SchoolClosed
1996PortlandMeals on wheels KitchenLangham PlaceAugust
1996OsborneHMAS Fancomb launchedSecond SubmarineDec.
1996SemaphoreTimeball Tower RenovatedResumed OperationJuly1
1996OsborneHMAS Collins 1st Submarine Commissionedjuly
1996Port AdelaideQueen Adelaide LaunchedTwin HulledJuly
1996Port AdelaideP.A./Enfield Councils MergeCity of P.A./EnfieldMarch
1996Port AdelaideCanary Is. Palms plantedComm. Rd. MedianNov.Main St. Prog.
1996Port AdelaideMagpies Football ClubWest LakesOctober34th SANFL Pre
1996SemaphorePalais Re-opened Restored
1996Alberton43rd Batt. Drill Hall Demol.Cr. Sussex/ Angus
1996SemaphoreProtector GunRemoved from f/shorTo North Parade
1997Port AdelaideUndergrounding PowerlinesCommercial RoadAprilStage 1
1997Port AdelaideSheds Nos 2 and 3DemolishedFeb
1997OsborneHMAS Waller LaunchedSubmarine Corp.March
1997Port AdelaidePort Adel/Enfield Civic CentreOpened Sir E. NealNov9
1997PeterheadCouncil Depot ClosedTracey Street
1997Port AdelaideFour PAHS PlaquesUnveiledMayor Stock
1998Port AdelaideFisherman's MemorialNorth Par. DocksideApril30
1998Port AdelaideFishermen MemorialMemorial to Fishermen
1999BirkenheadWar Memorial restoredNaval Reserve From Dockyard 1920s
1999OsborneOsborne House changed toLefevre Comm. Cent.Aug10Mayor McCluskey
1999Port AdelaideWool SaleLast conductedJun23
1999Osborne'B' Power PlantDemolishedNov.
1999Port AdelaideMagpies Football ClubWest LakesOct435th SANFL Pre
1999Port AdelaideTour Down Under Stage 4 Black Diamond Squ.
1999Port AdelaideS.A. Troops to Boer WarDeparture MemorialBlack Dia. Squ.
2000Port AdelaideDulux Paint factoryComm. Rd/Lipson StAprilDemolished
2000SemaphoreSema4 Pk/ Ethelton SchoolsCombinedJan31Westport Primary
2000AlbertonBaptist Church Port Road SoldJuly8
2000BirkenheadNaval Reserve soldHAMS EncounterJuly
2000SemaphoreBaptist Church Sold Sem4 RoadMar26
2000Port AdelaideOlympic Torch RelayThrough most dist.Nov4
2000Port AdelaideUniting Church 150th Ann.Cong. Comm. Rd.Nov4
2000Port AdelaideClubhouse Hotel demolishedClosed 1993Nov.St Vincent St
2000Port AdelaideMagpies Football ClubWest LakesOct336th SANFL Pre
2000Port AdelaideAust. Museum of ChildhoodDale StreetSept.Alan Griffiths
2000AlbertonRailway footbridgeRapaired & Restored
2000Port AdelaideTauondi College (P.A.Pri.Sch)Grand Junction Road Jun.16New Building
2001SemaphoreNational Aus. BankSemaphore RoadApril18
2001Port AdelaideGarden Is. Ship's GraveyardOfficially openedAugust
2001Port AdelaideMaritime Heritage TrailGarden IslandAugust
2001SemaphoreCommonwealth Bank closedSemaphore RoadMar30
2001Outer HarborNo. 4 Shed demolished
2002OsborneLefevre Comm. CentreUpgrade opened by Gov. NealeGov.
2002Ethelton Maritime Heritage TrailFive plaques unveilSep25PAHS finance
2002SemaphorePAHS Society RoomsCeiling collapseCouncil repaired
2002Port AdelaidePort Dock Railway MuseumComm. R/ways Pay.
2013Port AdelaideLoop Path Completedruns along the foreshore on the north & south side of Birkenhead Bridge.
April1
2020Port AdelaideBirkenhead Bridge Upgrade completedTimber roadway deck replcedNov4
2020Port AdelaideColac hotel redevelopment gets underway in Port Adelaide14 Appartments & Hotel upgradeDec
2020Port AdelaideDock one Redevelopment1st Residents move inNov30
2014Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Precinct Plan publishedlong-term framework to guide and prioritise renewal activities over the next 20 years.Jan1
2016Port AdelaideQuest Apartment Hotel opened103 rooms & 5 Storeys HighNov24$24 million Complex
2016Port AdelaideState Government Office announced21-25 Nile Street in Port Adelaide is a new six level building located in the commercial and civic heart of the Port Adelaide Waterfront PrecinctMay20