State Library of South Australia logo Wooden walls and iron sides
SA Memory. South Australia past and present, for the future

Dockyard at Port Adelaide
Title : Dockyard at Port Adelaide Dockyard at Port Adelaide
Add To My SA Memory
Source : South Australian register, 21 April 1880, p. 6,col. c
Place Of Creation : Adelaide, S. Aust.
Publisher : Robert Thomas and Co.
Date of creation : 1880
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
Catalogue record
The State Library of South Australia is keen to find out more about SA Memory items. We encourage you to contact the Library if you have additional information about any of these items.
Copyright : Reproduction rights are owned by State Library of South Australia. This image may be printed or saved for research or study. Use for any other purpose requires permission from the State Library of South Australia. To request approval, complete the Permission to publish form.
Description :
View a "zoomable" version.

This article talks about changes in operations occuring at the government dockyard at Port Adelaide, including being run by the Harbour Department. The main focus of attention in the article is the No. 6 dredger currently under construction. On its completion it is reported it will go to Port Augusta to continue dredging operations there. Barges to assist the dredger's work are also under construction or planned. The snag boat Grappler is undergoing alterations to conbert it into a dredger. The article also gives details of other machinery employed in the yard.

WE Slade was the engineer at the dockyard and was later in charge of it. He was subsequently appointed Assistant Engineer in charge of Harbours and Jetties, and in 1905 was sent on a mission to England to purchase pipe-making machinery. His mission was successful in part, but Slade was taken ill and died on the way back to South Australia.

Related names :

Slade, W. E., d. 1906

Coverage year : 1880
Period : 1852-1883
Place : Port Adelaide, S. Aust.
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Parsons, Ron. Southern passages: a maritime history of South Australia. Netley, Wakefield Press, 1986
'Death of Mr. W.E. Slade', The Observer, 24 February, 1906, p. 38
Internet links :
Exhibitions and events :

State Library of South Australia: Mortlock Wing exhibitions. Wooden Walls and Iron Sides August 2004-



About SA Memory

Explore SA Memory

SA Memory Themes


My SA Memory


What's on