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Maritime Museum

Wendi Donaldson

Victoria, Canada

Artist's Description

Taken in Port Adelaide, South Australia.
On Lipson Street, within a historic warehouse, is the South Australian Maritime Museum. The Museum is housed in the former Elders Bond & Free Stores; a joined pair of Victorian warehouses. These bluestone buildings were built mostly between 1854–1863. They were used as a warehouse until the 1970s when they began housing the Port Auction Mart. The site was purchased in 1980 by the State Government, during a program to redevelop the suburb. It was listed in July 1980 as a State Heritage Place. The buildings were restored, and converted to their current use, as part of the 1986 Jubilee 150 celebration.
Within the museum is a reconstructed ketch and displays showing the accommodation for ship travelling migrants. The Museum houses the Port Adelaide Nautical Museum Collection. At the Port Adelaide Institute a diverse curio collection was formed into a museum from 1872. It was changed to specialize in maritime objects in 1933. The collection is displayed in its original Victorian cabinets.

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Superby Visual, July 2012
Canon 5D MKII
Canon EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
FL 70mm
1/50 sec.
Single RAW file.

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