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Port Adelaide Historical Society P.O Box 254 Port Adelaide 5015

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Sited on Longitude 138 degrees 51 minutes 14.4 seconds South and Latitude 34 degrees 51 minutes 41.5 seconds East it is the principal port of the State of South Australia and lies 12 kms to the West of the capital city, Adelaide. South Australia was a former Colony of Great Britain and, since 1901, is a member State of the Commonwealth of Australia. The State occupies the Southern central area of the Continent of Australia. The City lies on a waterway called the Port Adelaide River which was originally a tidal creek that has been dredged to form a port capable of taking medium-sized shipping. The river flows out to the Gulf St Vincent which together with Spencer Gulf extend into the Continent from Kangaroo Island and the Southern Ocean. The river area adjacent to the city is called the Inner Harbor and a berthing facility was later formed at the mouth of the river to facilitate heavy container shipping and large overseas vessels, which is called Outer Harbor. The City centre is surrounded by settled areas and forms part of the Western suburbs of Adelaide. The Councils of Port Adelaide and Enfield combined to form the Council of Port Adelaide Enfield whose Civic Centre is situated in Nile Street, Port Adelaide.

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Portonian Vol. 30, No. 2 JUNE, 2002


Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 8 p.m. A talk on the piers of South Australia in the 19th an 20th centuries entitled "Plans for Profits and Pleasure" will be given by Lesley Abell. The upstairs foyer of the Semaphore Library is again the venue.

Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 8 p.m. Mr Ian Black will trigger a host of memories of the entertainment and amazement we all experienced at the "flicks" when he gives his talk "At the Pictures" in the upstairs foyer of the Semaphore Library.

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 8 p.m. To mark this the 2002 "Year of the Outback" Mr Tony Harris will describe a few of his recent Outback journeys. In the upstairs foyer of the Semaphore Library.

There will be no meeting in December

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