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A Chronological list of Port Adelaide things that have happened in Port Adelaide from 1836 until today.


1831Port RiverPort River inlet possibly sighted from Mount Lofty by Captain Collet Barker and some of his party.19Jan
1834Port RiverCaptain John Jones claimed to have entered a fine harbour, north of the inlet discovered by Barker.JanUnsubstantiated
1836Port RiverColonel William Light and his crew explored Port Creek. Light decided on the site of Adelaide with the Port creek as it's harbour.21Nov
1836Port AdelaideImmigration, Almost all emigrants arrived by sailing ship for the first 30 years of the colony
1837Port AdelaideOld Port (First Landing Place), Captain Lipson arrives.6JanFrom Buffalo
1837Port AdelaideColonel Light's landing place was officially proclaimed 'Port Adelaide' by Governor the end of Old Port Road
1837Lefevre PeninsulaFirst named after Sir J. G. Shaw Lefevre.3JunGov. Hindmarsh
1837Port AdelaideCapt. John Hart, Returned to South Australia in Isabella, partnership with Hack, into everything
1838Port AdelaideCanal at first landing place, J. B. Hack contractorFeb
1838AlbertonSection 423 (134 acres) selected by the South Australian Company; Named Albert Town12MaySubdivided 1939
1838QueenstownSection 443 (134 acres) selected on behalf of Richard Blundell. Later named Queenstown12MaySubdivided 1940
1838Port Adelaide1st vessel registered, Hero3OctBarton Hack
1838Port AdelaideFirst Port Adelaide River Regatta held on 2nd anniversary of proclamation of S.A.
1839AlbertonShipwright's Arms Inn, Commercial (Port) Road.23MarFirst licenced in what became Albert Town (Closed 1877)
1839Port AdelaideFirst sod on road to new Port, turned by Governor Gawler25May90 chains long
1839Port AdelaideSect.2011 selected by the South Australia Company for development as a more convenient harbour.MayRoad begun
1839Port AdelaidePort Hotel (prior to license), 25 North ParadeOctOctober 1838 to May 1951
1839AlbertonShip Inn, Commercial Road(now Port) first licenced in what became Albert Town
1839Port Adelaide1st Mail from Adelaide, Mounted Police escort
1840Port AdelaideHelp Me Through the World, North Parade26MarTo Ship Inn 1842
1840AlbertonSection 423 (134 acres) subdivided by the South Australian Company as township of Albert.15AugSouth Australian Register, 15th August noted "one half of the township has already been sold by private application"
1840Port AdelaidePrince Albert Hotel1OctTo 1842
1840Port AdelaideNew Port officially opened, replacing original landing place. The private McLaren Wharf was on the east and the Governments Queen's Wharf on the west side of a new road that is now Commercial road.14Oct
1840Port AdelaideBrig Rapid lost, Voyage to China26Nov
1840Port AdelaideCourier", First locally registered steamship South AustraliaFelix & Van Dieman's Land Steam Navigation Co
1840AlbertonFrom papers relative to South Australia, London 1843, page 79 "In Albert Town there are at present 61 houses containing 235 inhabitants; but the town is rapidly increasing in size. The supply of water is obtained from the Half-way House on the Adelaide road. The Inhabitants of Albert Town are principally employed at the New Port"
1840Port AdelaideNorth Parade Bridge, Joined McLaren Parade, to Port Adelaide.Demolished 1851
1840Port AdelaideSmelters, silver lead discovered Glen Osmond.
1840Port AdelaideStirling Mill, McLaren Parade later became Futcher & Irvine's Mill
1841Port AdelaideCommercial Hotel (rebuilt 1906, Comm. Road14JanBurnt 1857
1841Port AdelaideSt Pauls Church opened on the site of the present (third) church. It was the first substantial church building in the Port and the second Anglican church in the colony.FebAngl. Church
1841Port AdelaideHen And Chickens, North Parade13MarTo 1846
1841Port AdelaideSteamboat Hotel (to Dec. 29), Reopens Dec. 30 as Jolly Tar30DecTo 1842
1841AlbertonWesleyan Methodists started meeting in private homes.
1842Old PortShip Inn, End Old Port Rd23MarTo 1842
1842Old PortCaledonian Hotel, End Old Port Road23MarTo 1842
1842Port AdelaideShip Inn North Parade, Mildred/Nelson StreetsBurnt '69 To 1906
1842AlbertonCongregational Chapel built in King Street, Alberton.Services ceased in 1860s and building subsequently sold as a dwelling
1844AlbertonJ Allen's "The South Australian Almanack and General Directory" for 1844 list of Albert Town residents include Richard Tapley with, 66 acres under crop and running 65 cattle.65 cattle
1846AlbertonFirst burial in Alberton Cemetery, (land officially granted 17 November 1847, cemetery closed to new leases 1874, last burial 1930) Largely cleared in the 1970 and remodelled as a Pioneer Park.28OctLast burial 1930
1847Port AdelaideBritish Hotel, N. Parade/Nelson St25Mar
1848AlbertonCoromandel Inn, King Street Alberton16MarFirst licenced to John Parsons. Closed circa 1862
1848Port AdelaideGovt. Schooner Yatala, Launched Mrs Lipson28JulJammed on slip
1848AlbertonYatala Smelting Works, Erected
1848Port AdelaideCoppins erected theatre, White Horse CellarsCr St Vin/Comm.
1848RosewaterGolden Phoenix, Yatala Newcastle StreetTo 1857
1848QueenstownSection 443 (134 acres), Bought for 900 pound ($l800) and laid out as Queen's Town by Edward StephensEdward Stephens
1849Port AdelaideRailway Hotel, St Vin/Comm. Cm.To 1851
1849Port AdelaideCongregational Church, St Vincent Street
1849Port AdelaideFirst Methodist Church, Quebec Street
1849SemaphoreGovernment surveyors surveyed much of Lefevre’s Peninsula (the apostrophe ‘s’ was dispensed with many decades later) including the site of the future Township of Semaphore into 10 acre (approximately 4ha) sections.,
1850Port AdelaideLand Sect 2112 purchased, Covered most of Port Adelaide8AprJ. Hart & friends
1850AlbertonAlbert Hotel, Commercial Road20JunClosed 5/4/1860
1850Port AdelaideFisher Bridge, Ent. To New Dock20SepDemolished June 1935
1850Port AdelaideBritannia Hotel, 130 Lipson Street3OctRebuilt 1898
1850PortlandPortland Estate subdivided by Portland Company, adjacent to Tam O'Shanter creek between Old and new Ports
1850MidlungaPier Hotel To 1851,
1850Port AdelaideNautical Museum, First nautical museum collection in Mechanics Institute corner Nile Street and Mildred Street
1851Port AdelaideWhite Horse Cellar, St Vincent/Quebec3MarTo 10/12/1876
1851Port AdelaidePanama first ship on slip, Fletcher's Slip5Mar
1851Port AdelaideCarpenter's Arms, St Vincent/Robe Streets20MarBurnt 1856
1851MilungaWaterman's Arms To 1851,
1851Port AdelaideWesleyan Methodist Church, Quebec Street
1851BirkenheadFirst slip established at Birkenhead by Orkeney Islander H. C. Fletcher.
1851Port AdelaideInstitute opened July 13,
1851Port AdelaidePort Admiral Hotel from Railway Hotel,
1851AlbertonFirst Post Office Port Road,
1851Lefevre PeninsulaPost Office opened Number given 1857,DecDec.
1851Port AdelaidePrince's Hotel (Var. names), corner of North Parade and Mundy StTo 1906
1851SemaphoreSemaphore Hotel opened at Scarborough on the south corner of Blackler Street and the Esplanade.Burnt down 25 November 1859; rebuilt and traded until c1866
1852Port AdelaideSt Paul's Church, Second buildingFeb
1852Port AdelaideTrinity House of Port Adelaide appointed under Act No 5 of 1951, to oversee Pilotage and Wharves, , superintend lights, marks and deepening, employ and licence tugs, supply ballast and sundry other duties.5OctLacked funds
1853Lefevre PeninsulaVerge Hotel To 1853,
1853Port AdelaideWharf Hotel, 18 Todd St/Mc LarenTo 1906
1853BirkenheadShipwright's Arms, Site of Jenkin's SlipTo 1857
1854ExeterLefevre Hotel, 152 Semaphore RdChanged to 1879
1854Port AdelaideTam O'Shanter Bridge, Between McLaren/Levi WharvesDemolished 1857
1854Port AdelaideCongregational Church, St Vincent Street
1854Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Harbor Trust constituted to dredging operations.
1854AlbertonWesleyan Methodist Church,
1854Port AdelaideHarts Mill, Built the Mill Princes Wharf facing Mundy Street
1854SemaphoreLefevre’s Hotel first licensed (Licence transferred to the newly-built Exeter Hotel in 1879).,
1855Lefevre PeninsulaNorth Arm Hotel,22Marto 25/5/1858
1855Port AdelaideThomas King's School, Near Grand Junc. RdJul
1855Port AdelaideFirst railway engines arrive, On board Theodore1NovFrom Plymouth
1855Port AdelaideA private telegraph line connection Adelaide and Port Adelaide opened.26NovJames McGregor
1855Port AdelaidePort Adelaide declared a Corporate Town,27DecFirst Council elected in 1856
1855BirkenheadBridgewater (Sects 700,3Subdivided By Alfred Watts
1855QueenstownThe British Volunteer hotel, Queen's town, first licensed, 215 Port RoadBecomes White Swan in 1856 and Prince of Wales in 1857, rebuilt 1937.
1855BirkenheadLefevre Peninsula School Established, by John Millard
1855Port AdelaideFirst Photographer, Thomas Thompson
1855Port AdelaideHart's flour mill operational, Mundy Street
1855Port AdelaideWharf Dock Hotel (Dock Hotel 1860)Todd Street, rebuilt 1883Delicensed 1906
1855Port AdelaideSailor's Return Hotel Only in 1855
1856Port AdelaideRailway from Adelaide opened. First steam powered railway service in the colony.8FebFeb. 1 test run
1856Port AdelaideFirst Govt telegraph Adelaide to Port Adelaide18Feb
1856Port AdelaideWhite Horse Cellars Fire19Apr
1856QueenstownWhite Swan (from British Vol.) 215 Port Rdto 1857
1856Port AdelaideLass O'Gowrie Hotel, St Vincent St. Opposite Presb ChurchDelicensed 1906
1856PortlandPortland Hotel built (Demolished/Rebuilt 1913/4)
1856AlbertonAlberton Railway Station opened, with separate booking rooms for 1st & 2nd/3rd class passengers.Ladies waiting room added in 1879; arcaded portico fronting the platform removed in 1908 and replaced by Canopy.
1856BirkenheadSandwell (Part Sect.916) Subdivided By South Australia Company.
1856QueenstownWhite Swan, 215 Port Roadformerly Brit. Volunteer
1856Port AdelaideCaptain Lipson resigned, Was Harbor Master
1856Port AdelaideGlobe Hotel, Site of Carp. Arms
1856BirkenheadBridgetown (Sect. 702), Subdivided By Harry Gilbert
1856PortlandPortland Hotel, 286 Commercial Rd
1856Port AdelaideWhite Hart HotelClosed 1880
1856Port AdelaideCorporation Formed
1856GlanvilleHall built for Captain Hart, 8 Park AvenueTower added 1865
1856Port AdelaidePort Dock Station, Original Corner of St. Vincent & Lipson Streets remodelled 1880, and renamed Port Dock 1916
1856Port AdelaideSignal Station, First Signalman William Uden.
1856SemaphoreAdelaide to Port Adelaide telegraph line extended to Semaphore under the Port River and underground in iron pipes. A telegraph office was opened near the Pilot Station.,
1857Port AdelaideFirst Presbyterian Church, Leadenhall StreetFebTo 1882
1857Lefevre PeninsulaBridgewater Hotel, Formerly North Arm8OctClosed 1859
1857Port AdelaideNorth Parade Fire, Fire destroyed North Parade in 18579Nov
1857Port AdelaideMagazine Creek Bridge J, Destroyed by fire in 1873
1857Port AdelaideExchange Hotel, 1 Commercial Road2 name changes
1857GlebeAlberton Methodist Church, Port Road
1857QueenstownPrince of Wales (White Swan), 215 Port Road
1857Port AdelaideOrient, SS Orient vanguard of the liner trade overseas with P & O. Orient. etc.
1858QueenstownQueenstown Primitive Methodist Church opened.4AprLater the site of the second 1879 church
1858AlbertonAlberton Wesleyan Church opened on the northern corner of Port Road and Glebe Street.25AprFrom 1900 Methodist, from 1977 Uniting, closed 1994
1858AlbertonMethodist Church, Now Uniting
1858Port AdelaideSt Marys Church, Immaculate Concept.
1858Lefevre PeninsulaOld Fa(i)rlop Hotel,Closed 1859
1858Port AdelaideSouth Australia Company's Swing Bridge, No. 1 Dock
1858AlbertonPort Rd/Glebe St corner,Demol. 24/7/1882
1859SemaphoreThe Port Bridge (site of present Jervois Bridge); the first bridge across the Port River; opened for traffic in January.11JanWooden Structure
1859SemaphoreSemaphore Jetty Construction commenced.27Mar
1859Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Institute established, after two previous attempts in 1851 54)3Sep
1859PortlandPortland Estate District Council established.Closely packed allotments. Annexed 1884
1859ExeterLord Exmouth Hotel, 39 Exmouth Road
1859Port AdelaideDuke of Wellington Hotel, St Vincent StreetLicense was lost during the option poll in 1906
1860AlbertonBritish Standard Hotel licensed, 160 Port Road Alberton5AprLicense was lost during the option poll in 1906
1860SemaphoreSemaphore Jetty completed; 1900ft (580m) long x 9ft (2.7m) wide.AprExtended to 2138ft (652m) in 1874.
1860AlbertonAlberton & Queenstown Volunteer Rifles formed.Amalgamated with Port Adelaide Rifles in August
1860AlbertonBritish Standard Hotel, 160 Port RoadClosed 1909
1860Port AdelaideMarine Board South Australia established by the Government.Port Adelaide Harbor Trust and Trinity house of Port Adelaide abolished
1860Port AdelaideSt Joseph's School
1861AlbertonAlberton and Queenstown population reaches 1082 (Census)
1861Port AdelaideFirst lighting of English and Australian Copper Company Smelter, Mundy Street
1862SemaphoreRoad from the jetty to the Port Bridge completed in July.Jul
1862Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Grammar School established.became Port Adelaide Public School in 1876.
1862BirkenheadTownship (Part Sect. 2012), Subdivided
1863Port AdelaideWesleyan Methodist Church, St Vincent Street25Oct
1863Lefevre PeninsulaGovernment Grant School, Dunniker/Mead Streets
1864AlbertonAlberton Baptist Church opened, 230 Port Road (North corner of William Street)7JanVacated and Sold in 1999. Merged with Semaphore Baptist Church and relocated to 57-59 Old Port Road Queenstown, from 8 October 2000 as Gateway Baptist Church.
1864GlanvilleGlanville District Council established,14JulAug. 11 Revised date
District Council of Glanville formed. The boundaries were incorrectly proclaimed in July and re-proclaimed on 11 August. They encompassed all the land between the sea coast and the ‘Port Creek’ from a little north of the present Grange railway line to a northern boundary running approximately in line with Exmouth Rd Exeter. (The Corporate Town of Semaphore was severed from both it and the DC of Lefevre’s Peninsula 20 December 1883. The remainder amalgamated with the DC of Woodville 5 January 1888.)11Aug
Queenstown and Alberton District Council formed.20OctAnnexed by Port Adelaide 1898
1864PortlandPrivate School, Clare Street Sarah Liscombe
1864SemaphorePeninsula Literary Institute formed. (Into recess 1880; books transferred to the new Semaphore Institute in 1884),
1865Port AdelaidePort Adelaide severely flooded when a fierce gale drove up a high tide which breached the embankment.11May
1865Port AdelaideTown Hall foundation stone, St Vincent Street10Jun
1865Port AdelaideHannay, blacksmith91 Comm. Road
1865BirkenheadPrivate School Opened, By Caroline HarveyClosed 1871
1865Port AdelaideCannon Brewery, Comm. Rd./St Vin St.William Knapman
1865SemaphoreSemaphore Methodist Church
1865Port AdelaideRobin & LeMessurier's timber, Commercial/Lipson Sarnia MRobin & Hack '74
1866Port AdelaideAustralia's Pride Hotel, Corner Cannon and Robe St11JanDelicensed 1906
1866Port AdelaideTown Hall opened, Clocktower 186610Jun10.6.'65 building comp.
1866RosewaterFirst gas generated,17Nov
1866BirkenheadPrivate School Opened, By Mary MillardClosed 1870
1866SemaphoreWesleyan Methodist Church,
1866Port AdelaideCongregational Church, Cr. St Vin/Lipson StreetsBurnt in April
1866RosewaterGas works established at Rosewater by SAGASCO
1866SemaphoreJetty Hotel on Semaphore Road opened, 25 Semaphore Road.Renamed the Federal Hotel in 1901
1867Port AdelaideDunn's Mill erected, Lipson Street.JanDemolished 1960
1867BirkenheadEdinburgh first ship on slip, Dunniker Slip13Mar
1867Port AdelaideFleetwood, Draper. Fire27SepNeared Powder Mag.
1867YatalaDuke of Edinburgh (Gaswork, Junction RoadClosed 1881
1867Port AdelaideReticulated water, Important streets
1867Port AdelaideSussex Hotel (Cr Cannon St), Commercial RoadDelicensed 1906
1867PortlandHarrison's Flour Mill, beside Tam O'Shanter Ck
1867PortlandThistle Inn, corner of College Place and Liddon Street Port Adelaide.Renamed Scotch Thistle in 1882 and delicensed 1906
1867BirkenheadFletcher's Second Slip, Dunniker Operation
1867Port AdelaideTelegraph Station, 29 North Parade
1867Port AdelaideDunns Mill, Lipson street Mill
1867SemaphoreSemaphore Hotel on Semaphore Road opened.Largely rebuilt and third storey added circa 1927
1867SemaphoreWesleyan Methodist (now Uniting) Church on Semaphore Road was opened.,
1868Port AdelaideCongregational Church on Commercial Road (4th building),DecNow Uniting
1868PortlandBible Christian Church,
1868Port AdelaideCongregational Church, Commercial Road
1868Port AdelaideHarrison's Mill, N of Portland Commercial Road end of Portland Canal
1869Port AdelaidePrince Albert Sailors' Home, Foundation stone18FebDemolished 1932
1869QueenstownQueenstown Church of Christ first meeting, Meeting was held King's Schoolroom, Port Adelaide25Oct
1869Port AdelaideRoyal S.A. Yacht Squadron,5Nov
1869Outer HarborPort Adelaide Lighthouse at the entrance to Light's Passage first lit.Superseded 1901
1869Port AdelaideCommercial Hotel; Re, opened after fire
1869Port AdelaideAustralian Clubhouse Hotel, Rebuilt 1878Closed 1994
1869QueenstownChurch of Christ.
1869BirkenheadA. McFarlane & Sons Estab., Cruickshank's CnrMoved 1932
1869PortlandBible Christian Chapel, Clare Street
1869Port AdelaideRSAYS, Bucknall organized first Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron
1870Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Football Club formed.1Marat Buck's Flat
1870AlbertonYatala Smelting Works, Fire27Jul
1870SemaphorePost Office opened, Closed 1871DecStn No. 299
1870Port AdelaideBower Buildings, 8 St Vin. (Dem.2000)Robe St.1898
1870GlanvillePipe Foundry, Ways & Works
1870Port AdelaidePA Rowing Club, PA Rowing Club formed 1870. Oldest rowing club in Aust. Bucknall great supporter
1871AlbertonSt George's Mission Church/Schoolroom opened St George's Square, Alberton by St Pauls Church of England, Port Adelaide.3JanNew Church opened 11 October 1917, and another dedicated on 12 October 1958. All three buildings are interconnected, the church closed 23 April 2017.
1871Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Institute established as a Museum
1871PortlandGas pipes laid in streets,
1871YatalaGasworks Hotel, Junction RoadClose '81
1871Port AdelaideDuke Edinburgh,
1871GlanvilleCumberland Hotel, 76 Causeway Road
1871SemaphoreA Post Office was opened at the Telegraph Station; Semaphore Beach; 3 April.,
1872SemaphoreDistrict Council of Lefevre's Peninsula proclaimed, comprising of the entire peninsula north of the boundary with Glanville. (approximately in line with Exmouth Road Exeter)11Apr
1872Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Working Men's Association formed,#VALUE!Later Waterside Workers' Federation.
1872GlanvilleAnglican Church,
1872PortlandReticulated water available,
1872GlanvilleAnglican Church, Sema4/ Causeway Port Bridge Rd
1872Port AdelaideInstitute est. general museum,
1872SemaphoreA Church of England ‘Mission Church’ opened on the corner of Semaphore Road and what is now Causeway Road 11 January.,
1872SemaphoreDistrict Council of Lefevre’s Peninsula proclaimed 11 April; comprising the entire Peninsula north of the boundary of the DC of Glanville. (The DC of Birkenhead was severed from it 22 February 1877; while the Corporate Town of Semaphore was severed from both it and the DC of Glanville 20 December 1883. The remainder was added to the DC of Birkenhead 7 August 1884.),
1873LargsTownship of Margate (sections 2061, 1062, 1096 &1097) was advertised for Sale in the South Australian Register.18Jun
1873LargsThe name Margate was changed to 'Larges' without explanation in the advertisement of 2 July and corrected to Largs the next day.,2Jul
1873LargsExtension of the Township of Largs' (Section 1063) advertised for sale on 25 September at the Semaphore Hotel.25Aug
1873Port AdelaideEight Hours movement comm, Applied to workforce3Sep
1873Port AdelaideNew tug Sophia first tow, Hannah Nicholson26Nov
1873PortlandKing's Wharf constructed, To land silt for fill
1873Port AdelaideNorth Arm Bridge Burnt,
1874SemaphoreSt Margaret's Hospital, Foundation Stone14SepMrs Musgrave
1874SemaphoreGeorge Shorney; Manager of John Dunn & Co’s flour mill in Port Adelaide; built a two-storey home on the east corner of Semaphore Road and Ward Street.,
1875SemaphoreTimeball Tower operational, 1 o'clock ball drops30JunSuperseded 1932
1875GlanvilleSinclair Wharf opened,30Jun
1875SemaphoreTimeball Tower at the sea end of Semaphore Road operational 2 August. The ball was dropped daily at a fixed time to allow officers of newly-arrived vessels at the Semaphore Anchorage to check the accuracy of their chronometers.,2AugSuperseded by wireless telegraphy in v1932
1875Port AdelaideFormby fountain, Erected in Nile Street
1875Port AdelaideAdelaide Steamship Co., Establishedwith 1st vessel Flinders
1875Port AdelaideCoast Steamships, Launched 1 month after Adelaide Steam. Subsidiary ships Ceres and Juno
1875AlbertonThe illustrated Adelaide News, December issue mentioned "the important suburb of Alberton, which will in a short time join the Port…."
1876Port AdelaideFamily Hotel (White Horse C.), St Vincent/Quebec11DecTo 11/12/1878
1876Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Public School opened.
1876AlbertonAlberton Police Station opened in a former Toll House on Port Road.Used as Police St. Until 1984 when it was superseded by a new building in Queenstown.
1876Port AdelaideKent Hotel (now called Port Anchor), 45 Cannon StreetNow 15 Church Street, Port Adelaide
1876Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Institute opened corner. Nile St and Commercial Road.,
1876SemaphoreLefevre’s Peninsula Public School opened on the east corner of Mead Street and Dunnikier (now Semaphore) Road; in the wake of the Education Act of 1875; which introduced compulsory (but not five days a week) schooling for 7-13 year olds. (In 1921 the school was divided into a Primary School and an Infant School.),
1877Port AdelaideDredge Willunga sinks, Last hopper dredge11Jan53 days submerged
1877BirkenheadBirkenhead District Council established.22FebSevered from Lefevres Peninsula District Council, Annexed 1886
1877RosewaterRosewater District Council established,22MarAnnexed 1899
1877Port AdelaideFerry Unique, First Trial Run26OctCommercial Road to Birkenhead.
1877AlbertonAlberton Oval formally opened by Port Adelaide Mayor, David Bower M.P.8NovSee also 1903
1877AlbertonAlberton Hotel, south corner of Port Road and Sussex Street, Alberton first licensed.10DecBuilt alongside Shipwrights Arms Hotel.
1877LargsSection 1098 ( Todays Larg's Reserve) was gazetted 'as a place for the recreation and amusement of the inhabitants of LeFevre's Peninsula'.It was subsequently placed under 'the care, control and management' of the District Council of LeFevre's Peninsula.
1877Lefevre PeninsulaSchool, behind Fletcher's SIip.
1877GlanvilleI.0.0.F. Lodge No. 3, met in Thornton Hotel.
1877GlanvilleThornton Hotel (open prior), Hart StreetDelicensed 1906
1877RosewaterCouncil Chambers, RSL Hall 1937Restored 1998
1877PortlandTam O'Shanter Creek, Scheme to deepen
1877Port AdelaideMcColl's Hardware, 99 Lipson StreetNow stationers
1877Port AdelaideAdelaide Steamship Company Formed, South Australian and Victorian in 1877 early vessels to establish Adelaide Steamship Co.
1878SemaphoreThe Jervois Bridge; an iron swing bridge built to carry the railway line from Port Adelaide to Semaphore was officially opened by and named after Governor Sir William Jervois on 6 February.6FebIt replaced the timber Port Bridge.
1878ExeterExeter Railway Station built, & Semaphore platform extended8Febfrom Evening Journal
1878SemaphoreSt Andrews Anglican Church, Foundation stone26Oct
1878PortlandFire Reel and instructions Acquired,12DecTo 9/12/1884
1878BirkenheadBirkenhead Hotel , 3 Elder Road17Dec1968 name change to Tavern
1878Port AdelaideCrooks & Brooker showrooms, 81-83 Comm. RoadLater Ezywalkin
1878Port AdelaideRoyal Arms Hotel, 275 St Vincent St
1878AlbertonAlberton Hotel, 124 Port Road -Prev. Coromandel InnDelicensed 1906
1878Port AdelaideBrunswick Pier Hotel, 147 St Vincent St
1878Port AdelaidePrimitive Methodist Church,
1878RosewaterPrimitive Methodist Church,
1878Port AdelaideBlack Diamond Hotel Street Vincent/Quebec,
1878GlanvilleBible Christian Church,
1878Port AdelaidePort Adelaide News founded, To 1897 - back 1904 - Again in 1913
1878SemaphoreFirst major long-distance telephone call in Australia was made from Semaphore to Port Augusta (386 km).
1878SemaphoreAdelaide to Port Railway extended to Semaphore and opened to general traffic on 7 January. It was routed from the original Port Adelaide Station via St Vincent Street with platforms at Glanville and Exeter being built soon after the opening.,
1878SemaphoreChemist shop opened by G.F. Ward at 41 Semaphore Road.,
1878SemaphoreThe first Baptist Church; a wooden building in Turton Street seating 200, had its opening service 24 November.,
1879AlbertonProtestant Benefit Society hall opened in Sussex Street Alberton.20Jan
1879EtheltonEthelton Hotel, 25 Carlisle Street11Mar
1879AlbertonBible Christians commenced services, Services held in in Protestant Hall, Sussex Street, Alberton11May
1879Port AdelaideSteam tram to Albert Park opened, Became horse-powered 188222May
1879QueenstownWhittaker Memorial Church (Primitive Methodist), 194 Port Road Queenstown.1JunBought by Church of Christ in 1900 following Methodist union.
1879Port AdelaideNewmarket buildings, Opened as market11DecHotel 1890
1879SemaphoreFirs Major Long Distance, Telephone. Call In Aus.To Pt Augusta
1879SemaphoreBute Terrace residences, 176-186 Military Rd
1879Port AdelaideTemperance Hotel building, 89 Commercial RdLicensed 1886
1879RosewaterRoyal Oak Hotel, Junc. Rd/ NewcastleDelicensed 1906
1879Port AdelaidePrince Alfred Hotel, Lipson/Russell StreetsClosed 1895
1879Port AdelaideLivingstone Arms Hotel, Nile StreetClosed 1889
1879SemaphoreKew Hotel, Company StreetDelicensed 1906
1879Port AdelaideCompany Basin, Company Basin transformed into New Dock
1879Port AdelaideCopper Company Wharf, Used for the shipment of ore. later from Burra as well.
1879Port AdelaideNew Dock, New Dock transformed from Company Basin Santo Parade area
1879SemaphoreSt Andrew’s Church of England opened on Military Road. (Renamed St Bede’s in 1881),
1880LargsThe hulk Fitzjames replaced a site at Magill as the colony's Boys Reformatory from 5 March and was moored in Larg's Bay.5MarClosed 28 May 1890, when the boys returned to Magill. It had previously served as a quarantine hulk for Port Adelaide.
1880AlbertonBible Christian Chapel opened, in Torrens PIace Yatala (now Alberton)11JulFrom 1900 Methodist, from 1977 Uniting
1880Port AdelaideRailway line to Adelaide duplicated.14Aug
1880AlbertonWith the duplication of Adelaide to Port Adelaide Railway the Eastern platform, a passenger terminal and overway bridge were constructed.
1880Port AdelaideNew Dock opened, Fronting Santo Parade.Reclaimed 1935
1880ExeterExeter Hotel (from Lefevre), 152 Semaphore Rd
1880Lefevre PeninsulaFort Glanville operational, 1st of 3 planned fortsLargs/Glenelg
1880Port AdelaideElders Wool Store, Santo ParadeExtended 1883
1880SemaphoreBute Terrace houses; 176-186 Military Road; built for the Messrs Gray Brothers.,
1881LargsProspectus of the Largs Bay Land & Investment Company advertised in the Port Adelaide News of 28 June, 'We understand That applications for over 100,000 shares have been received'.28JunProspectus
1881LargsThings are beginning to wear a lively aspect at Largs Bay. Mr Hargrave CE is busily engaged in surveying the roads. It is popularly rumoured that Mr Christie's mansion stands in jeopardy through an encroachment upon the road, but let us hope that rumour may in this case prove as false as it has frequently done before6AugPort Adelaide News, 6 September 1881
1881BirkenheadWesleyan Methodist Chapel, Victoria Road21AugOpened Jetty Dec. 2
1881LargsIn a letter to Port Adelaide News of 7 October William Chritie says he is 'the only resident in Largs Bay'7OctHis house stands at 14 Ralston Street
1881LargsRailway via Mead Street opened.25Dec
1881SemaphoreAnglican Church of St Andrew renamed St Bedes,
1881AlbertonAlberton & Queenstown population reaches 2217.
1881SemaphoreMail sorting station, Corner Esplanade & Semaphore Road
1881PortlandRechabite Hall built, Commercial Road
1881SemaphoreFire Station, 76 Hall Street
1881RosewaterRosewater Hotel (open prior), 58 Grand Junc. Rd
1881Port AdelaideJervois Hotel, Lipson/Russell StreetsClosed 1909
1881Port AdelaideCriterion Hotel (open prior), 2 Francis StreetClosed 23/3/1951
1881Port AdelaideYorke Pen. SS Co, with James Comrie and Warooka
1881SemaphoreWater Tower in Blackler Street operational. It was needed to maintain water pressure on the Peninsula when the water main across the Jervois Bridge had to be turned off to allow the bridge to open.,
1881SemaphoreNew Mail Station built on the south corner of the Esplanade and Semaphore Road to handle mail sent by sea.,Demolished 1967
1881SemaphoreNew Post and Telegraph Office opened on Semaphore Road/Customs Lane corner 8 November. (Service relocated to 38 Semaphore Rd in 1984),
1881SemaphoreSemaphore Institute formed 15 December. (Amalgamated with the Port Adelaide Institute 1903),
1882Port AdelaidePresbyterian Church, Second Church5Feb
1882BirkenheadPrivate School Opened, By Mrs JonesJulWesleyan Chapel.
1882LargsLargs Jetty completed,2Dec
1882LargsPier Hotel, 198 Esplanade Largs Bay,23Decchanged name to Largs Pier in 1890.
1882Largs23 December, the official opening of the three storey, 50 room hotel, 640 Metre long Jetty and railway line from Glanville, built by Largs Bay Land and investment Company.23Dec
1882LargsThe inaugural Largs Bay Annual Regatta and Sports, attracted about 9,000 people.26Dec
1882Port AdelaideSalvation Army Corps,
1882PortlandParis Hotel (open prior), Clare St/Portland P1.
1882SemaphoreLawn Tennis Club Formed,
1882Port AdelaidePresbyterian Church, St Vincent Street
1882Port AdelaideAdelaide Milling Co,1882 Harts Mill merged with Morgan. Connor & Glyde. Walter Duffield & Jas. Cowan & Co.
1882SemaphoreSemaphore Lawn Tennis Club formed.,
1882SemaphoreRichard Jagoe; long-serving shipping reporter for the daily papers and owner of the beach boats that served ships at the Semaphore Anchorage; built a new home (still standing) on the corner of Newman Street and the Esplanade.,
1883Largs18 January, Post And Telegraph offices opened18JanThe subsequent stone Post and Telegraph office building at 9 Jetty road was erected 1884-1885 and closed in 1983, when the postal agency was transferred to Largs Bay Delicatessen across the road.
1883SemaphoreNew Baptist Church opened at 60-62 Semaphore Road 18 March; replacing the Turton Street building. (Merged with Alberton Baptist Church and relocated to Old Port Road; Queenstown; from 8 October 2000 to form Gateway Baptist Church.),18Mar
1883Port AdelaideRobinson Bridge, No. 1 Dock Oct. 26 !ClosedMar
1883Port AdelaideTelephone Exchange open,7Sep
Semaphore Corporation established from parts of the District Councils of Glanville and Lefevre’s Peninsula. (Using current terminology; its western boundary followed the coast from Jervois Street to Strathfield Terrace, then east to Military Road; south down Military and Fletcher Roads to the Port River; followed the west bank of the River to in line with Recreation Parade; west along that line to Sansom Road; north to Bower Road; west to Military Road; north to Jervois Street and west to the coast.). Largs was one of the wards created.19Dec
1883Port AdelaideNelcebee Assembled by, Thomas Cruickshank
1883Port AdelaideColac Hotel, 1 Santo Parade
1883LargsTwo storey building at 11-15 Jetty road, comprising shops and residences completed for the Largs Bay Land and Investment Company
1883Port AdelaideStilling & Co. Wool Store, Santo ParadeBuilt
1883Port AdelaideDock Hotel (was. Wharf Dock), Todd StreetDelicensed 1906
1884SemaphoreEsplanade to Largs Joined,19Jul
1884Port AdelaideWesleyan Church, Dale St -Foundation Stone22SepDemolished 1973
1884Port AdelaideFire at Hack's Timber Yard,6Nov
1884Port AdelaideT. Hack's Timber Yard fire, Commercial Road10Nov
1884QueenstownQueenstown Police Station completed, High Street & Port Road.11NovNow 131 Port Rd
1884AlbertonAlberton and Queenstown Christian Mission Hall opened on the north corner of King Street and Providence ( now Diamond) Place Alberton.30NovLater renamed Diamond Jubilee Hall to mark Queen Victoria's 60th year on the throne in 1897.
1884Port AdelaideCentral Hotel, 74 Commercial Road9DecTo 2002
1884LargsFort Largs became operational.Became Police Academy in 1961, vacated in 2012 when a new Academy opened on adjacent site
1884PortlandPortland Estate Council annexed by the Port Adelaide corporation.
1884Port AdelaideH.C.M.S Protector arrived, from England
1884SemaphoreSemaphore Masonic Lodge formed.,
1884SemaphoreSemaphore and Largs esplanades joined by opening a roadway through the sandhills.,
1884SemaphoreSemaphore Institute building on the west corner of Semaphore Road and Institute Lane opened by the Governor 15 March.,Was Ozone Theatre, now Library
1885Port AdelaideWesleyan Methodist Church, Dale StreetDemolished 1973
1885Port AdelaideFirst Crooks & Brooker Fire,
1885LargsLargs cottages (186-196 Mead Street) first listed with occupants in South Australian directory.
1886PeterheadPost Office opened,Jul
1886AlbertonM Donaghy & Sons (of Geelong) rope works officially opened on a large site on Old Port Road Queenstown by the Mayor of Adelaide.26Aug
1886BirkenheadPost Office Sub, station open1Dec
1886BirkenheadBirkenhead Council Annexed by Port Adelaide Corporation.9DecDec
1886Port AdelaideWalter & Morris timber yard, Robin & Hack's prm.Later to Minories
1886PortlandTam O'Shanter Creek, Canal Bill introduced
1887AlbertonAlberton Railway station becomes un-staffed after Ticket Office is removed.18Sep
1887Port AdelaidePort Land Company, Morialta Chambers Adelaide.App. In Directory
1887Port AdelaideEclipse Mill (Dunn's), corner of Fussell and/Honey Streets Port Adelaide.Burnt Jan. 2 '20
1887LargsLargs Villas' first listed with occupants in South Australian Directory.
1888PortlandBible Christians joined with, Methodist.
1889SemaphoreSemaphore Swimming Baths on the jetty officially opened 26 January.26JanDestroyed 1917
1889Port AdelaideMusical Society Formed, Mr Wyatt Mortimer.24Oct
1889SemaphoreSalvation Army Corps.
1889SemaphoreBaths on Jetty Opened.
1889Port AdelaidePortland Canal completed.This realigned Tam O'Shanter Creek.
1889Port AdelaideS.A. Yacht Club, Opening demo.
1889Port AdelaideCommercial Wharf, ASC used Commercial wharf from this time. moved to McLaren Wharf in 1935
1889SemaphoreSemaphore Institute building sold to Semaphore Corporation to be the Town Hall.,
1889SemaphoreRotunda on the foreshore south of the jetty officially opened 18 January.,
1890Port AdelaideJervois Bridge steps named Kestel Steps25AprMayor Kestel
1890Port AdelaideRacing Club first meeting, Grand Junction Road
1890Port AdelaideDocklands devastated by major maritime strike.
1890Port AdelaideNewmarket Hotel, 132 Commercial Rd
1891LargsThe Government agreed to buy the Largs Jetty and railway in February, as recommended by the Royal Commission on Landing and embarking European mails.12Feb
1891AlbertonPost Office at Railway Station,Oct
1891AlbertonAlberton & Queenstown population reaches 2632.
1891LargsCensus reveals that the Largs Ward of the Semaphore corporation had 34 dwellings and 134 inhabitants.The Largs ward was much larger than the township of Largs.
1891Port AdelaideAustralian Stevedoring Co., Captains W. Begg & J. Legoe
1891GlanvilleCSR Refinery opened.Fire 1926, Demolished 1993
1891Port AdelaideKembla House, 55 St Vincent Street
1891SemaphoreFire Brigade Formed,
1891SemaphorePolice Station west of the Town Hall at 6 Semaphore Road opened in August. (Replaced rented premises opposite the Exeter Railway Station),
1892AlbertonOpening of Alberton Public School, Queenstown3OctInfant School opened 1923 and extended in 1930 Redeveloped in 1988
1892EtheltonPublic School, Harley/Pelham StreetsPrev. Glanville
1892LargsLargs Bay Land and Investment Company was voluntarily liquidated.
1893GlanvillePublic School opened, named Ethelton in 1919
1894Port AdelaideDora Sweetapple, D.B.N.S. First Nurse21Jun
1894SemaphoreWarrinilla built, Semaphore Road
1894BirkenheadSt Andrews Anglican Church,
1894GlanvilleBrewery opened, Later Bronson's
1895CheltenhamPort Adelaide R.C. first meeting,26Nov
1895PortlandMontpelier Square fenced, Planted with trees
1895RosewaterSt Barnabas Anglican Church,
1895Port AdelaideCannon Brewery, Cannon St. Until 1902Big Gun Brewery
1895Port AdelaideProduce Export Depot established on Ocean Steamers' Wharf,Moved to Gepps Cross in 1933
1895SemaphoreCyclone on 9 December caused considerable damage.,
1895SemaphoreDr Percy Bollen built a two-storey home at 43 Semaphore Road.,
1896GlanvillePost Office opened,Apr
1896EtheltonSt Nicholas Anglican Church,
1897GlanvilleBower Cottages foundations,21Jun
1897Port AdelaideMarist Brothers arrive, S.S. Australian8Nov
1897Port AdelaideMarist Brothers School, Commercial Road Aug. 15
1897Port AdelaideRowing Club founded,
1897Port AdelaideSailing Club formed,
1897Port AdelaidePA Sailing Club, Port Adelaide Sailing Club formed 1897
1897SemaphoreDr Henry Curtis built a two-storey home (’Holmwood’) on the south corner of Dunn Street and Military Road.,
1898Port AdelaideLion Timber Yard Fire.24Mar
Alberton and Queenstown councils annexed by Port Adelaide CorporationDec
Queenstown and Alberton District Council annexed by Port Adelaide Corporation.
1898SemaphoreCentrals Football Club, Formed.
1898Port AdelaideBritannia Hotel, Rebuilt.Now Dockside
1898LargsA Naval Drill shed was erected on the triangle of land bounded by the Railway line, Jetty Road and Military road.Demolished in 1984.
1899RosewaterCouncil annexed, by Port Adelaide Corporation.25Jan
1899Port AdelaideCharity Concert Company, 1st concert13JunOrpheus Soc.
1899Port AdelaideElectric lighting in streets, Replaced gas
1899AlbertonRailway Post Office closed,
1899SemaphoreSt Bedes Anglican Church, Tracker Organ installed,
1899SemaphoreCongregational Church opened at 11 Jagoe Street. (Closed 1973),
1899SemaphoreDominican Convent established in Dr Curtis’ former home on Military Road and school opened 10 July.,
1900Port AdelaideProclaimed a City, population had passed 20,00023MayE. Lumbers
1900Port AdelaideCorporation Flagstaff named, 115 ft high Town Hall24MayMayoress Caire
1900AlbertonSussex Street Post Office,May
1900AlbertonPort Road Post Office closes,May
1900Port AdelaideCharity Concert Company, First Performance13JunIn the Port Adelaide Town Hall
1900LargsMethodist Services began in the Naval Drill shed on 16 September 1900.16Sep
1900Port AdelaideOrpheus Society, 1st concert7Nov
1900SemaphoreSemaphore Corporation amalgamated with Port Adelaide Corporation 11 November.11Nov
1900Port AdelaideJervois Bridge woodwork fire, Spark from train25Nov
1900AlbertonFollowing Methodist Union, Queenstown Primitive Methodist congregation amalgamated with Alberton Wesleyan Methodist congregation and worshipped in Alberton Methodist Church.
1901SemaphoreFederal Hotel, 25 Semaphore RoadMarFrom Jetty Hotel
1901Port AdelaideR.M.S. Ormuz quarantined,9Oct
1901SemaphorePort Adelaide Orpheus Societies first concert at the Semaphore Town Hall,7Nov
1901Port AdelaidePopulation 2089, an houses builds 4412,
1901PortlandNo Man's Land, Trees planted
1901BirkenheadFirst Fuel storage depot opens at Birkenhead. (Shell Co).
1901Port AdelaideDuke and Duchess of York on visits Port Adelaide, transported up Port River on Euro (tug),
1901SemaphoreSevere cyclone on 25 January damaged several homes.,
1901SemaphoreLighthouse on Wonga Shoal; west of the Semaphore Jetty; operational 1 July. (It superseded the Port Adelaide Lighthouse at the entrance to the Port River; which was then removed to South Neptune Island and; when it became redundant; re-erected in 1986 at the end of Commercial Road; Port Adelaide.),
1901SemaphoreFire Brigade Station opened on the east corner of Jagoe St and Hall St. (Closed 1988),
1902LargsAnglican Services began in the Naval Drill shed.12Oct
1902Lefevre PeninsulaPost Office closed,Nov
1902AlbertonAlberton Oval purchased by the Port Adelaide Council, from the trustees of WH Gray's Estate (3000 pound paid).Previously leased by the Queenstown and Alberton Council for
many years.
1903LargsA sanatorium for women and a shelter for children, precursor of the Largs Bay Orphanage, were established by the Sisters of St Joseph in a house in Kalgoorlie Road, in February.1FebThe Orphanage moved into the former home of Mrs Harrold on the North corner of Harrold Street and the Esplanade in October 1906 and closed in 1980.
1903Port Adelaide
Alberton Oval official reopened by the Port Adelaide Mayoress, Mrs Jurs.9Apr
1903AlbertonAlberton Oval Bowling Club formed.,7Called Port Adelaide 1903-7.
1904LargsFirst Methodist Church building opened at 477 Military Road.31JulDemolished January 1983.
1904SemaphoreSemaphore Bowling Club Formed,
1904SemaphoreCroquet Club, Next to Bowling Club I
1904Port AdelaideSkating Rink Opened, St Vin./ Todd St. Cr.
1904SemaphoreCommercial Bank of Australia Sub-branch opened on Semaphore Road near Exeter Railway Station.,
1905Port AdelaideSt Paul's Church, Third buildingNov
1905LargsSacred Heart College, Military R./Hannay St
1905Port AdelaideCroquet Club Lipson Street,
1905Port AdelaideGulf Steamships, Amalgamated with Yorke Peninsula Steam and Coast Steamships to form Gulf Steamships with Karatta 1907
1905Port AdelaideHarbor Masters, List of Port Adelaide Harbor Masters P.84 of Port Book
1906Port AdelaideAdelaide Milling Company Fire.MarFive Storey Mill
1906LargsDedication of St Bede's Mission Largs Bay Mission Church in Musgrave Street..7AprRenamed St Albans in 1914, from 1st July 1916 no longer a Mission Church.
1906Port AdelaideH. L. Vosz Paint Factory Built Lipson Street,NovLater Dulux
1906SemaphoreWolverton Hospital est.,
1906Port AdelaideSavings Bank bldg., 98 Lipson Ex Navalmen's 1950Formby Rest.
1906AlbertonIndependent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Hall , Kent Street (now 11 Sussex street) opened.Later used by Greek Orthodox Old Calendar Church of Saints Apostles Peter and Paul. A new church was opened on the site in 1990.
1906LargsLargs Bay College opened at 138-139 Esplanade.
1907Sailing ship Norma struck, By Arden ccraig21Apr
1907Port AdelaideSailing ship Norma wrecked after being struck, By Arden craig off Semaphore. (Norma Welsh Druid Princess) Norma Figurehead in south Australian Maritime Museum.21Apr
1907Port AdelaideMuralo Buildings (Vosz Paint), Lipson StreetNow apartments
1907SemaphoreChurch Of the Sacred Heart, Catholic
1907Port AdelaideKaratta, most popular vessel with Gulf Steamships
1907AlbertonSirrus Private Hospital opened in Buller Terrace Alberton. In 1917 it moved across the railway tracks to 23 Prince Street.closed 24th December 1954
1907LargsLargs Railway Station opened in Mead Street with the commencement of passenger services to the Outer Harbor.
1908Port Adelaide
Outer Harbor
Outer Harbor, Opened by Premier Peake, P & O Oruba there at opening16JanLast Anchoring of Orient Liners in Largs Bay earlier in January.
1908AlbertonCarmelite Fathers, Move from Port
1908Port AdelaideSmith's Motor Co., 58 Lipson StreetPrevious Clutterbuck's
1909GlanvillePost Office closes,Dec
1909GlanvilleI.0.0.F. Lodge No. 3, Purchase Ang. Ch. Renamed Exeter Hall
1909PortlandOutbreak of plague 2 deaths, Leadenhall Street
1909SemaphoreSemaphore Scout Troop formed.
1909Alberton1st Alberton Scout Troop formed.
1909Largs1st Largs Bay Scout Troop registered.Merged with Semaphore Sea Scouts circa 1926.
1910LargsLargs to Outer Harbor railway line duplicated2MarOperational from 2 March.
1910Outer HarborPost Office openedMar
1910Port AdelaideSouth Africa fire, Explosives cargo21Aug
1910GlanvilleFirst Glanville Hotel, purchased By South Australian Government to make way for the Outer Harbor Railway line.Nov
1910SemaphoreThe Wondergraph Theatre; an open air picture theatre in between the Customs Boarding Station and the Semaphore Coffee Palace; opened 26 December.26Dec
1910SemaphoreChurch of Christ
1910Port AdelaidePotentially disastrous fire on the explosive carrying vessel SS South Africa.
Lefevre’s Peninsula District High School opened at the Public School.Closed 1914; It and the Hindmarsh District High School amalgamated to form Woodville District High School in 1915.
1910SemaphoreSemaphore Coffee Palace opened at 80 the Esplanade. (Became Wondergraph Café and later Evancourt Private Hotel),
1910LargsHerbert Dunn opened grocery Shop at 499 Military Road Largs .
1911OttowayCongregational Church,Apr
1911Port AdelaideRailway Bridge, Sth Jervois Bridge16MayCompleted prior
Glanville to Largs railway duplicated within its own right of way.30AugThis replaces the single track down the middle of Mead Street. A new Largs Station opened west of the previous one.
1911SemaphoreCoffee Palace, EsplanadeWondergraph Café Evancourt
1911SemaphoreMasonic Buildings at 66 Semaphore Road opened.
1911SemaphoreOzone Amusements Ltd was formed by local bookseller and stationer Hugh Waterman; grocers Les and Horrie Warn; stationmaster Chris Flaherty and electrician Jim Woods. The firm started leasing the Semaphore and Port Adelaide Town Halls for screening films.,
1912PortlandDeep drainage for sewerage, Commenced
1912SemaphoreThe Wonga Shoal Lighthouse was knocked over by the three-masted barque “Dimsdale” on 17 November and the two keepers drowned.,
1912SemaphoreSavings Bank of South Australia opened on Semaphore Road.,
1913SemaphoreChurch of Christ at 242 Military Road opened. (Unsure of date closed),1Mar
1913BirkenheadR. T. Searles' Shipyard, Jenkins StreetNow Cent. Slip
1913Port AdelaideSalvation Army Hall, 84 Lipson StreetPowerhouse P.
1913Port AdelaideOzone Theatre opened, 1st purpose built movie Theatre1968 Close '79 demolished
1913Port AdelaidePort Adelaide News, Re-established1933 ceased publishing
1913Port AdelaideCoast Steamships, Formed from Gulf Steamship & West Coast Shipping . vessel Quorna subsidiary of .ASCL
1913Port AdelaideWest Coast Shipping, Wandana 1913 was Spencer Gulf trader
1913Port AdelaideWeston Milling Co., still operating today on Thomas' old site.
1913SemaphoreSemaphore Lewis Lodge (Masonic) formed.,
1914Port AdelaideFirst sod Elec. Tram Track, Mayor I. H. Clouston2Nov
1914Port AdelaideRobe. Kingston etc., After WW1 ASC stopped SE trade to Robe Kingston Beachport
1914Port AdelaideS.A. Harbors Board established, private wharves acquired.
1914LargsSt Albans Anglican Church,
1914BirkenheadAdelaide Cement Company becomes operational.Becomes Brighton Cement in 1971
1914Port AdelaideLast New Year's Day Regatta.
1914Port AdelaideEyre Yorke Pen., After WW1 ASC stepped up service to Eyre & Yorke Peninsulas instead of SE trade
1914Port AdelaideFisher Bridge, Now Ocean Steamers Road runs over
1914Port AdelaideScharzfels, German prize vessel Scharzfels renamed Araluen for Adelaide Steamship Co.
1914SemaphoreSemaphore Buildings completed. (Adjoin the Semaphore Hotel),
1914SemaphoreTwo-storey kiosk on the inner T-head of the jetty opened 24 December. It included a restaurant; accommodation for the lessee and a dance hall upstairs.Damaged by fire 10 March 1947 and removed in 1948.
1915AlbertonAlberton Cheer Up Society formed in October, to provide for "The Comfort and entertainment of Soldiers and Sailors".Oct
1915RosewaterRedhill Bridge Opened, Grand Junction Road Railway Overpass.14Nov
1915GlanvilleThornton Bridge West Of Jervois Br,
1915SemaphoreCatholic Church at 253 Military Road dedicated.,
1916Port AdelaideVacuum Oil Co. Fire Todd Street,Dec
1916BirkenheadNaval Drill Hall Fletcher Road Completed 1919,
1916Port AdelaideR'way Station, Commercial Road Station opened on May 1st and demolished and reconstructed in 1971
1916Port AdelaideSA Club Hotel, Bucknall proprietor of South Australian Club Hotel
1916Port AdelaideSA Company Wharf , McLaren Wharf
1916SemaphoreSemaphore to Outer Harbor railway re-routed via Commercial Road Station; replacing the route via St Vincent St and the original Jervois Bridge.,
1916AlbertonAlberton Drill Hall opened in Kent Street (now 20-32 Sussex Street)Closed in 1996 and later demolished.
1917Port Adelaide
Albert Park
Port Adelaide electric tramway system servicing Semaphore, Rosewater and Albert Park opened 3 April; service to Largs opened 15 May. The Semaphore route was via St Vincent and Hart Streets, Military and Semaphore Roads.3AprThis replaced the horse drawn Albert Park to Port Adelaide Tram.
System closed 27 July 1935.
1917SemaphoreSemaphore Swimming Baths on the jetty destroyed by a severe storm on 18 July.18JulJetty was 652 metres long
1917Port AdelaideSewers connected, Also Portland Alberton & Queenstown#VALUE!
1917AlbertonSewers connected in Alberton.
1917SemaphoreWar Memorial Arch, Semaphore JettyEntrance
1917PortlandSewers connected in Portland.
1917LargsThe Largs Bay Progressive Association was formed.
1918Port AdelaideWorkers' memorial erected Statue added 1921.
1919Port AdelaideSchool convert to temporary hospital, during Influenza epidemic9May
1919GlanvilleHarbors Board Emp. Mem., Dockyard17Oct
1919EtheltonGlanville Public School, Renamed Ethelton 1892#VALUE!
1919Port AdelaideCentral Mission
1919LargsLargs Bay Adjunct School opened, in Naval Drill Shed as an outreach of Lefevres Peninsula Public School.Moved in 1924 to Fletcher Road as Largs Bay Primary School.
1919Port AdelaideMethodist conference determined that Port Adelaide Church should become a central Methodist Mission.
1919SemaphoreBandstand on the foreshore north of the jetty was erected by the Municipal Tramways Trust for use by the Tramways Band.Donated to Port Adelaide Council 1924-25; demolished 1970s.
1919LargsA mounted Police Constable was Stationed at Largs
1920GlanvilleGlanville Brewery purchased, by E. W. Bronson24MaySold bus. 1975
1920Port AdelaideHarbors Board building in Lipson Street, Timeball aboveTimeball discontinued 1932
1920SemaphoreHotel extended with 3rd floor,
1920Port AdelaideNavigation Act, This Act severely disadvantaged local Australian Shipping lines in competition with Overseas reg. vessels
1920SemaphoreF.S. Harrington’s drapery on Semaphore Rd opened. (Closed 1973),
1920SemaphoreWondergraph Picture Palace on Semaphore Rd opened 22 May with 1246 seats. (Became Odeon Star 1952; closed 1976; reopened 1991),
1921LargsOil bore on Jetty, Mayor Lewis opens29Oct
1921BirkenheadAdelaide Cement Co. Wharf, Completed 1922
1921Port AdelaidePoole & Steel, Osborne Shipbuilders Eurimbla 1921. Euwarra 1922. Eugowra 1923 (originally Erina)
1921SemaphoreSemaphore Girl Guides formed.,
1922RosewaterWar Memorial Unveiled at Reserve (SthW. Cnr),15Apr
1922TaperooMethodist Church,
1922SemaphorePalais Ballroom/Bathing, ForeshoreNow hotel
1922AlbertonMarist Brothers, Move from Port
1922AlbertonAlb. Church United Football, Club formed
1922Port AdelaideStar Theatre opened in Port Adelaide.Closed in 1960
1922Port AdelaideAerial Service, Year that first fledgling air services began
1922SemaphoreSemaphore Bathing Pavilion and Palais opened on the foreshore 23 December. Designed to accommodate over 500 bathers; it also included a kiosk; dance hall; roof garden and observation tower.,
1923SemaphoreSemaphore and Port Adelaide Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia (now R.S.L.) Sub Branch formed.,4Sep
1923LargsFirst local Police Station opened in rented premises at 483 Military road.#VALUE!
1923Port AdelaideSwim Through Port Carnival, Initiated long swim
1923OsborneFirst Osborne (A) Power Station on line.Osborne 'A' Power Station was opened in August 1923 by the Adelaide Electric Supply Company, who leased 24 acres of swamp land on the Harbors Board for an 84-year term.  The boilers in this power station used black coal imported from New South Wales, but was later modified to burn the poorer quality Leigh Creek, South Australia coal.
1924LargsLargs Girls School was opened in Alexander Street, by Miss Jane McInnes and Miss Edith Slater on 12 February.12FebRenamed Largs Girls college in 1936.
1924LargsLargs Bay Primary School opened on Fletcher Road.
1924AlbertonOzone Theatre opened, 33 Fussell PlaceClosed 1961
1924Port AdelaideFire and explosion on SS City of Singapore in No.2 Dock kills three firemen.No.2 Dock was named Tragedy Dock, but not because of the City of Singapore Fire alone, other death in Dock 2 before 1924
1925SemaphoreSoldiers Memorial on the foreshore near the jetty unveiled on 24 May (Empire Day).,24May
1925Outer HarborItalian seaplane visit, Marchess dePinedo8Jun
1925AlbertonRoyal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (R.A.O.B.) Hall was opened at the corner of Parket Street and Port Road.23Aug
1925Port AdelaideMunicipal Band, Reformed13Oct
1925LargsLargs Bay Masonic Lodge first met on 6th December in the Semaphore Masonic Building, 66 Semaphore Road.6Dec
1925Port AdelaideMarine Board of South Australia abolished, and powers transferred to South Australian Harbors Board
1925LargsLargs Service Station opened by Don McIvor at 386 Military Road.
1925SemaphoreFederal Hotel, Remodelled frontage
1925Port AdelaideSoldiers' Market opened, 200 Commercial RdLasted to 1943
1925PeterheadPresbyterian Church, St Luke's Hall
1925Outer HarborPolice Station,
1925Port AdelaideMulcra, ASC's first oil fuelled cargo vessel Operated until 1961
1925Port AdelaideSarnia Timber Mill, Established by Theophilus Hack and Peter LeMessurier. Then Robins Timber Yard. then Walter & Morris
1925SemaphoreCentral School established at Lefevre’s Peninsula Primary School with Girls and Boys Departments. (The latter was the genesis of Lefevre Boys Technical School which ultimately became Lefevre High School.),Tech Sch.1940
1925SemaphoreSemaphore District Traders’ Association established 5 February.,
1926Port AdelaideFirst Bus service from Adelaide to Port Adelaide, Semaphore and Largs by M.T.T. commenced5AprTerminated at albert Park in 1930, connecting with the Tram. Extended to Port Adelaide in 1934 and to Semaphore and Largs in 1935, as the Tram service was progressively reduced.
1926CheltenhamCaire family fatality, 5 deaths Cheltenham railway crossing.30Apr
1926BirkenheadSecond Methodist Church, Gunn/Wells Streets Cr.AprCeased 1990
1926Port AdelaideWaterside Workers' Hall, 11 Nile Street5DecFoundation stone
1926LargsFord Motor Company established at Largs Bay.On the corner of Jetty and Victoria Roads.
1926LargsA Bandstand was erected on the Largs foreshore, just north of the Jetty.
1926BirkenheadGeneral Motors Holden established,Demolished 19??
1926SemaphoreSlippery Dip/Helter Skelter, On Foreshore
1926BirkenheadMethodist Church,
1926GlanvilleDisastrous Fire at CSR refinery, damage estimated at 100,000 pounds.
1926AlbertonArthur Wadlow established Wadlow Timber Merchants.Yard opened in coburg Road Alberton.
1927RosewaterMount Carmel Boys' School, Newcastle StreetJan
1927LargsLargs Bay Dinghy Club formed.#VALUE!Renamed Largs Bay Sailing Club in 1949.
1927LargsLargs Bay Women's Hockey Club formed.Went into recess in 1981
1927Alberton1st Yatala Boy Scouts' Hall, Queen Street
1927Port AdelaideSmith Motor Company, Premises Comm. Rd
1927PortlandTimber yard fire, Near Canal
1927RosewaterRailway Marshalling Yards, New Kingston
1927Port AdelaideMinnipa, went aground in 1928. A profitable vessel until 1960, when it had become too small for interstate trade,
1927Largs1st Largs Bay Sea Scouts formed.
1928Port AdelaideMasonic Lodge. Second hall, Comm. Rd/Lipson16Oct1st meeting
1928Port AdelaideWaterside Workers' strike.
1928Outer HarborMission To Seamen,
1928PortlandRiverside Football Club formed,
1928SemaphoreLutheran Church,
1928QueenstownSeventh Day Adventist Church, Webb Street Queenstown.Renamed Queenstown church in 1969 and replaced by present church in 1970
1928LargsSecond Methodist Church opened at 477 Military Road.Closed 1989
1928Largs1st Largs Scout Troop formed, E. C. Barney.Disbanded 1998.
1928PortlandMontpelier Square, Children's Playground,
1928Port AdelaideRAF Southampton Seaplanes + 1 RAAF land in Port River,
1928Port AdelaideGovernment Ships, This was the year Govt. sold all vessels to White Star Line. Out of Shipping Trade.
1928Port AdelaideLargs Bay Sailing Club formed. First commodore Tom Fisher,
1928OsborneGas Works opened at Osborne by SAGASCO
1929Port AdelaideManunda, Built in 1926 entered service With Adelaide Steam in 1929 interstate coastal trade
1929Port AdelaideManunda, Sunk 1 ketch and damaged 2 others in serious berthing accident
1929Port AdelaideMoonta, joined fleet did Gulf Trips
1929Port AdelaideWestralia, Opposition to Adelaide Steam on Coastal interstate trade
1929Port AdelaideW M Thomas & Co., Leadenhall Street. Later took over Harrison's Mill in 1888
1929Port AdelaideYatala, An area near Alberton and Rosewater
1929SemaphoreSoldiers Memorial Hall and Institute Library at 10 Semaphore Rd opened 7 December.,
1929SemaphoreFormer Semaphore Town Hall remodelled as an Ozone Theatre and opened 9 December. It sat about 1100. (Theatre refurbished in 1952 following Hoyts Theatres Ltd acquiring a substantial financial interest in 24 of Waterman Bros Ozone theatres. It closed in 1960.),
1930Port AdelaideMoonta, Popular Moonta acquired by ASCL
1930PortlandLog Pound constructed, Mouth of Canal
1930SemaphoreBack to Semaphore Celebrations held and 64 page souvenir booklet written and compiled by JE Trotman for the Back to Semaphore Committee published.,
1931OttowayCongregational Church, Red brick buildingDec
1931RosewaterFirst Housing Trust homes, 35-37 McNichol Terrace
1932Port AdelaideFlagstaff removed from wharf, End of Comm. Rd5AugDismantled & fell
1932Port AdelaideStrassfort Fire, Tragedy Dock20Sep
1932SemaphoreTimeball Tower, Service ended
1932Port AdelaideWanganella, Opposition to Adelaide Steam on Coastal interstate trade
1932SemaphoreTimeball service ceased 31 January. (Superseded by wireless telegraphy),
1933Port AdelaideInstitute Museum reorganised, to Nautical Museum
1933Port AdelaideDepression. 33.2% no work,
1934Albert ParkLast electric Trams ran on the Port Adelaide System, replaced by busses.11Nov
1934CheltenhamEx Navalmen's Assoc., Until 1940 then to old Savings Bk. Lipson St.
1934LargsMagpie Hockey Club was formed.Renamed Largs Bay Hockey Club in 1937 and as Port Adelaide District Hockey Club in 1949 when it combined with Motors Limited Hockey Club.
1935SemaphoreElectric tram service from Port Adelaide closed 27 July and was replaced with petrol buses as an interim measure.27Jul
1935LargsElectric tram service from Port Adelaide.27Jul
1935Port AdelaideModel purchased, Council Chamb.
1935SemaphoreSemaphore/Largs TocH, Formed
1935Port AdelaideDuntroon, Opposition to Adelaide Steam on Coastal interstate trade
1935Port AdelaideEclipse Flour Mill, Honey Street at Commercial Wharf Dunn built it
1935Port AdelaideKanimbla, Opposition to Adelaide Steam on Coastal Interstate Trade
1935Port AdelaideManoora, popular vessel with Adelaide Steamship Company, interstate coastal trade
1935Port AdelaideManoora, First passenger orientated vessel. Open decks. dance space. etc.
1935Port AdelaideMcLaren Wharf, Adelaide Steamship Company moved here from Commercial Wharf.
1935Port AdelaideMiller & Spiller, Mill operating in Baker Street
1935Port AdelaideMiller's Produce Mill, Honey Street site flour Mill
1935SemaphoreSemaphore & Largs Toc H founded.,
1936Outer Harbor
Lady Gowrie Drive officially named and opened, running from Largs Bay to the Outer Harbor.16Sep400 Norfolk Island pines had been planted along Lady Gowrie Drive.
1936AlbertonPatrick's Square fountain,
1936GlanvilleWaterloo Bridge Lamp, Pres. to CouncilBirk. Br. orig.
1936SemaphoreCentenary Regatta,
1937Outer HarborMelb. Steamship Duntroon, Fire Outer Harbor1Mar
1937RosewaterR.S.S. & A.I.L.A. Sub, Branch Granted Charter10Mar
Outer Harbor
Semaphore Signal Station adjacent to the Timeball Tower superseded by one at the Outer Harbor.,
1937Port AdelaideDuco Plant built 67 Lipson Street,
1937LargsLargs Bay Hockey Club To Port Adel. In 1948,
1937AlbertonConvent, Girl's School
Port Adelaide
An electric trolley bus service from Adelaide via Port Adelaide to Semaphore and Largs, following similar routes to the former trams began 3 April.3Apr
1938BirkenheadCentral Slip shifted to next to Fletcher's slip.This move was to allow the construction of the Birkenhead Bridge.
1938QueenstownPrince of Wales Hotel, Current façade
1938Port AdelaideMorialta, Ship ordered for ASC. Not delivered because of War
1939Port AdelaideCorp. Flagstaff removed, Donated to Boy Sc.1May1st Kensington
1939Port AdelaideSilent Cop, Black Diam. Cr Third one in 19395SepRemoved 1968 Nile St. Entrance
1939Port AdelaideCheerup Hut in Council Cha., Council Offer To west of Memorial
1939SemaphoreProtector gun moved,
1939Port AdelaideMunicipal Offices completed,
1940Port AdelaideInaugural Meet. Cheerup Hut Committee,26Jun
1940Port AdelaideBirkenhead Bridge completed.14DecOpened
1940OsborneICI alkali factory operational.
1941SemaphoreNew red brick Semaphore Railway Station building opened west of the Post Office. (Closed 1978 and later demolished),29Oct
1941Port AdelaideNew Exchange H. (name ch.), 1 Commercial Road1987 to Lighthouse Inn
1941Outer HarborPilot Station opened,
1941Port AdelaidePilot Station, New Pilot Station at Outer Harbor in 1941 alongside Signal Station opened in 1937.
1942Port AdelaideMorialta, HMAS Morialta used for Review of Fleet by King George VI.
1944LargsFormer Largs Girls College in Alexander Street Closed. Re opened as St Albans Girls School in 1945. Incorporated as St Albans Church of England Girls Grammar School in 1947#VALUE!Closed 1967
1944Port AdelaideMorialta, Hit by mine during war service. Did not sink. Repaired but did not finally arrive in SA until 1946.
1946Port AdelaideCheer up Hut Apprec. Social, For 320 Volunteers9FebFinal Function
1946EtheltonSwimming Club Mem. Hndcp, W. Peterson25NovHe died in WWII
1946PortlandEmbankment demolished, Fill for Port Adelaide Reserve
1946Portland13 acres purchased to extend, Port Adelaide Reserve
1947SemaphoreJetty Kiosk fire, Destroyed11Mar
1947PortlandPortland Sub Branch of R.S.S.& A.I.L.A. (R.S.L.) chartered11Apr
1947LargsLargs Bay Sub Branch of R.S.S.& A.I.L.A. (R.S.L.) Chartered#VALUE!
1947PortlandTown Rubbish Tip Closed,
1948Outer Harbor, Wansford Coal Fire10Jun
1948BirkenheadAtlantic Air , Greek Freighter Chilean Nitrates2SepFire
1948AlbertonSection 443 (134 acres, 54 Ha) bought for £900 by Edward Stevens and subdivided as Queens Town
1948Outer HarborWillesden, Fire At Sea
1948LargsLargs Bay Branch of the Country Women's Association formed.Believed to be the first metropolitan branch.
1948PortlandMontpelier Square, Children's Playgr'd Re-established
1948PortlandRugby ground formed, Port Adelaide Reserve
1948Port AdelaideBarcoo, Navy survey vessel Barcoo aground off Glenelg in 1948
1948Port AdelaideBlue Sheaf Mill Co., probably Lipson St. St. Vincent Street corner
1948Port AdelaideBucknall, Lost his life on the Waratah
1949Port AdelaideGreater Port Adelaide Plan announced by SAHB, Including West Lakes and North Haven.
1950Port AdelaidePort Adelaide ship's bell, Presented to Port Adelaide Council.17Jan
1950SemaphoreColes Variety Store Opened,Closed 1974
1950SemaphoreLefevre Community Hospital, Replaced WolvertonJune '95 closed
1950Port AdelaideMoonta, Gulf Trip with Moonta ended 1955
1950Port AdelaideQuorna, Used by RAAF as bombing practice. End of Quorna off Kangaroo Island.,
1950SemaphoreColes Variety Store opened at 31 Semaphore Road.Closed 1974
1951Port AdelaideMessenger newspaper commences.
1951LargsBelmont Hospital opened at 184 Esplanade Largs.Circa 1951
1952SemaphoreSemaphore Retail Traders’ Association formed 18 November.18Nov
1952Albert ParkOldfields Bakeries Combine, New Plant.Dec
1952SemaphoreWondergraph changes to, Odeon Star Theatre
1953SemaphoreMariner's Memorial,29Apr
1953SemaphoreStorm damages Semaphore and Largs jetty.18May
1953LargsLargs Bay Jetty badly damaged in severe storm.18MayRebuilt as a narrower and taller structure circa 1957.
1953PortlandGirls' Technical School, Wooden classrooms
1953TaperooTaperoo Primary School established,
1954Port AdelaideMeals on Wheels began, Off Langham Place
1954PortlandPortland Canal, Filling began
1955LargsMothers & Babies' Centre, Fletcher Road5Apr
1955PenningtonFlinders Hotel, 174 Junction Road8OctRenamed Grand Junction Hotel in 2002
1955Port AdelaideCouncil Centenary Until 1956,
1956LargsSt Albans Parish Hall opened in Musgrave Street.31May
1956SemaphoreNational Bank opened at 32 Semaphore Road.Closed 18 April 2001.
1957Largs400 seat Largs Methodist Youth Centre was opened to the north of the Church.8Dec
1957TaperooHotel Osborne, 481 Victoria Road Taperoo17DecRenamed Boathouse in 2000 and redeveloped as the Peninsula 2021
1957PortlandKindergarten opened, Wellington Street
1957SemaphoreNational Bank Opened.
1957Port AdelaideAdelaide Ship Con., ASCL subsidiary Adelaide Ship Construction began operations 1957 closed 1973
1958Port AdelaideNautical Museum, collection moved to St. Vincent Street. Curator was Vernon Smith. ,Closed 1979
1960Port AdelaideTrolleybus via Birkenhead Br.,29Aug
1960PortlandPrinces Street Reserve, Sold to Housing Tr.
1960BirkenheadAdelaide Ship Construction Ltd. Established.Closed August 1973
1960PortlandLeMessuriers move from Port Adelaide to Port Road.Site sold 2003
1960TaperooTaperoo High School established.
1960SemaphoreCommonwealth Bank opened.Closed 30 March 2001
1960SemaphoreSemaphore Squash Centre opened at 24 Semaphore Road.,
1960SemaphoreSemaphore Ozone Theatre closed 21 May.,
1961AlbertonAlberton Ozone Theatre closed.23FebBecame Tom the Cheap supermarket in 1964
1961LargsSecond St Albans Church was opened on Jetty Road.
1961Port AdelaideTroubridge, Roll on Roll off Ship begins route to Port Lincoln and Kingscote Kangaroo Island,
1961SemaphoreWoolworths Semaphore Supermarket opened.Became Triple Seven 1986; later IGA.
1962Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Girls Technical High School Moved to Portland Road from Grand Junction road.Renamed Port Adelaide High School in 1974, became Port Adelaide Girls High School in 1990 and closed in 1995
1963Port AdelaideBower Road Causeway, Linked Old Port road with Bower Road.
1963Port AdelaidePort Dock Station Demolished, Police Station opened on this site in 1992
1963Port AdelaidePrinces Wharf, Bend of the River North Parade / Mundy Street Corner
1963Port AdelaideQueens Wharf, Where lighthouse is now
1963Semaphore‘Permanent’ sideshow stalls constructed on the foreshore south of the jetty.,
1963SemaphoreGeoff Taylor’s book ‘Sir’ published. (It centres on Taylor’s schooldays at Rhaiadore Grammar School in the 1930s when the Signal Station was located across the road. The school was conducted in Richard Jagoe’s former home, see 1882 above, to which it had relocated from Stirling in 1932. Taylor called the school St David’s in his book.),
1964Port Adelaide
Electric Trolley bus service from Adelaide to Port Adelaide, Semaphore and Largs ceased.12Jul
1964Port AdelaideMrs Anna Rennie elected Mayor, City of Port Adelaide.First Female Mayor of Port Adelaide, retired as Mayor in 1969.
1964TaperooColes Supermarket opened.Closed 1984, reopened as BILO in 1985
1964LargsDunn's Shop at 449 Military Road closed.
1965Port AdelaideGarden Island Bridge, North ArmJun
1965GlanvilleMunicipal Band Hall, Phillips Reserve Swan Terrace.1Dec
1965AlbertonSlavic Independent (now Evangelical Pentecostal Church) at 97 New Street24DecChurch burnt down 18 January 1988, new church dedicated 24 December 1989.
1965Port AdelaideLong Swim Through Port, Last eventRiver polluted
1965BirkenheadGMH Birkenhead ceased production, FriFriday, August 13, at 4.03 p.m.
1965PeterheadAustbuilt Maritime Museum, 95 Fletcher Road PeterheadCreated by Keith LeLeu
1967Port AdelaideColes Supermarket opened.
1967Largs NorthLargs North Primary School opened.
1967Port AdelaideDepartment Marine & Harbor, replaces Harbors Board.
1967Torrens IslandA' Power Station came on line.
1967LargsLargs North Primary School,
1967LargsSt Albans Church of England Grammar School closed.
1968TaperooAssemblies of God,
1968West LakesWestlakes scheme announced.
Port Adelaide
The original Jervois Bridge was closed to traffic on 28 July and two lanes of the New Jervois Bridge opened for traffic. The completed bridge was made of pre-stressed reinforced concrete, was officially opened 22 December.,22Dec
1969Port AdelaideA Berth Wharf Shed Demolished ,
1969BirkenheadLefevre Primary School, 2 storey building built.
1969QueenstownMyer development planned,
1969TaperooLutheran Church,
1969QueenstownMyers plan to establish shopping c., Tapleys Hill/Port Roads
1969LargsThe Rotary Club of Largs Bay formed.
1969SemaphoreSemaphore District Traders’ Association formed 26 May.,
1969SemaphoreLions Club of Lefevre Peninsula formed.,
1970Port AdelaidePolaris Oil Survey Ship Fire, No. 1 Berth7Jan
1970RosewaterWoolworths Supermarket opened.
1970RosewaterFire Station Opened.
1970PortlandRechabite Hall sold to investor,
1970Port AdelaideSeventh Day Adventist Church.,
1970Lefevre PeninsulaF. A. Vickery Hall, built at LeFevre Boys' Tech High School.,
1970Port AdelaideCruising Yacht Club formed.,
1971Port AdelaideAnnie Watt Purchased by the Ketch Preservation Society.,
1972Port AdelaidePedestrian lights installed on Grand junction road for the Port Adelaide Primary School.,9FebMayor Martin
1972OttowayNew E. & W.S. Foundry, Pipe production moved From Glanville.,28Mar
1972Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Historical Society formed.27Apr
1972Port AdelaideMetropolitan Tramways Trust Control Box removed Black Diamond Corner.,21Jun
1972BirkenheadPolice Station Closing Announced,13Sep
1972QueenstownPolice Station Closing Announced,13Sep
1972AlbertonMaughan Thiem takeover Bowden Ford Prem.,20Sep1013 Port Rd.
1972Port AdelaideArchway Port, Dale St. Rehab. Cent4OctNew Premises
1972ExeterBeehive Corner (Sem4 Rd.), Demolishment Notice29NovEmblem to PAHS
1972Port AdelaideSmith Motors 50th Anniversary,6Dec
1972Port AdelaideTug Fearless Welcomed to Port,20Dec
1972North HavenNorth Haven development announced.
1972Port AdelaideShowboat Lady Chelmsford began operating.
1972LargsLutheran Church,
1972Port AdelaideTroubridge, South Australian Government purchased vessel as Adelaide Steamship Company Limited out of the shipping business.
1972Port AdelaideVerco's Flour Mill, Honey Street.
1973Outer HarborOuter Harbor Passenger Terminal opened.
1973SemaphoreF. S. Harrington’s drapery at 124 Semaphore Road (second site) closed after 53 years of trading.,
1974GlanvilleExeter Hall Purchased By Mr Keith LeLeu,
1974GlanvilleAnnie Watt at Corner of Semaphore & Causeway roads.
1974Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Community Welfare Consultative Council formed.Later became Community Development Board.
1975West Lakes ShoreLegtrap Hotel, built on Bartley Terrace,20Nov
1975Semaphore ParkSemaphore Park Primary School established.
1975Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Centre Joint Committee formed to Oversee redevelopment.
1975SemaphoreFormer Customs Boarding Station saved from demolition after a prolonged campaign.
1976LargsLargs Bay Police Station Closed.12Jun
1976LargsMini Tornado at Largs Bay, in December damaged over 20 homes.Dec
1976SemaphoreOdeon Star Cinema Closed.
1976Port AdelaideInformation Centre established.
1976SemaphoreColonel JC Lovely’s former home at 89 Esplanade (south corner of Dunn Street); a local landmark with sculptures of a kangaroo and emu flanking its entrance stairs; was demolished.
1977Outer HarborOuter Harbor Container Terminal opened.
1977Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Conservation Study issued by State planning Authority.By Elizabeth Vines
1977Port AdelaideSteam Tug Yelta Purchased by the National Trust,
1977Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Redevelopment Scheme allocated $1.3 M.
1977SemaphoreSemaphore Cinema opened in the upstairs portion of the former Ozone Theatre on 26 December. (Closed 1985),
1978SemaphoreTrain service from Glanville to Semaphore ceased 28 October and was replaced by a feeder bus to Glanville on the 29th.28OctRailway line removed in 1981 after a protracted campaign to retain it.
1978North HavenShopping Centre opened on Osborne Road North Haven
1978Port AdelaideMarine & Harbors Department moved from Port Adelaide.
1978SemaphoreSemaphore Public Library opened 19 August in the former Central Provision Stores (CPS) building at 34 Semaphore Road.Moved to ground floor of former Ozone Theatre in 1994.
1979Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Library Established in Institute building at 135 St Vincent Street.8JanPort Adelaide Institute Dissolved
1979North HavenNorth Haven Trust established to promote and undertake development around the North Haven Harbour.
1979North HavenNorth Haven Shopping Centre opened.
1979Port AdelaideColes Supermarket enlarged Quebec Mall opened Stage 1,
1979North HavenPrimary School opened.
1979PortlandCanal filling ceased section retained,
1979SemaphoreSemaphore Promotions Committee formed.,
1980Largs NorthWee Willie's Tavern 563 Military Road opened.11Nov
1980SemaphoreSemaphore Foodland Store Opens.
1980Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Market opened.
1980LargsLargs Bay Orphanage closed.
1980Port AdelaideRecreation Centre opened, 50 St Vincent St.,
1980Fort GlanvilleFort Glanville Historical Association formed,
1980Port AdelaideFerguson's Bond Store, Lipson Street Purchased State Planning Authority.,
1980SemaphoreSemaphore Foodland opened on Semaphore Road east of Institute Lane.,
1980SemaphoreSemaphore Progress Association formed.,
1981Port AdelaideC.B.A. Bank, Lipson Street Purchased by State Planning Authority.,21Apr
1981GlanvilleAnnie Watt Removed from Semaphore Rd Corner, by SA Film Corporation,Aug
1981Port AdelaideWeman's Buildings Lipson St Purchased by State Planning,21Dec
1981Port AdelaidePort Mall shops opened.
1981North HavenWoolworths Supermarket opened.replaced by Foodland in 1985.
1981North HavenNorth Haven Marina opened.
1981PortlandWalter & Morris timber mill closed,Demolished later
1981LargsLargs Bay Women's Hockey Club went into recess.
1982Port AdelaideCouncil memorial, St Vin. St. To Cap. Barker Sturt29Sep& Col Light
1982BirkenheadFinger Jetties For Tugs Cons., Cruickshank's CnrCompleted 1983
1982Port AdelaideState Heritage Area declared, this was first in State.
1982Port AdelaideGreek Orthodox Church,
1982BirkenheadAnnie Watt to Cruikshank's, Corner
1982Port AdelaideCommunity College opened, McLaren Parade
1982LargsLargs Bay Centenary Celebrations were organised by the Rotary Club of Largs Bay Centenary Committee.
1983LargsLargs Bay Centenary Monument, Unveiled1Jan
1983RosewaterNew Redhill Bridge Opened.SepGrand Junction Road straightened.
1983Fort GlanvilleVisitor Centre announced.
1983Port AdelaideS.A. Maritime Museum, the purchase of the ketch Falie, and a visitor centre for Fort Glanville announced as an Australian Bicentennial project.
1983AlbertonTrinity Uniting Church created by merging Yatala, Rosewater and Ottoway uniting churches into the Yatal Church at Alberton.
1983Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Historical Society. transfers most of Artefacts to S.A.M.M.,
1983North HavenGulf Point Marina Pty Ltd and the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia bought major portions of the North Haven Marina area.
1984Port AdelaideDale St Women's Health Centre Opened.
1984Port Adelaide
Bower Roads linked to Grand Junction Road.The Bow string arch iron bridge for Grand Junction Road traffic over the Outer Harbor Railway line was replaced as part of this Project.
1984Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Primary School moves From Grand Junction Road, to co-locate with Port Adelaide High School.
1984SemaphoreNew Post Office at 38 Semaphore Road opened 9 January.,
1985PortlandPort Adelaide Reserve Extra land purchased,19Mar
1985Port AdelaideRailway Museum for Port Dock railway yard announced as an Australian Bicentennial project,
1986Port AdelaideFormer Port Adelaide Lighthouse re-erected at the end of Commercial Road, Black Diamond Square.13MarQ. Eliz. II
1986Port AdelaideBlack Diamond Square named by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II13Mar
1986Port AdelaidePort Dock Brewery Hotel, 10 Todd Street23Oct
1986AlbertonFoodland Super market unroofed, Fussell Place Alberton.6DecWas Ozone Theatre.
1986Port AdelaideNautical Museum, taken over by Maritime Museum, in Bond Store corner Lipson and Divett Street. Opened 1986
1986SemaphoreSemaphore Road Development Committee formed.
1987Port AdelaideJervois Bridge Keeper's Gallery, relocated Near Birkenhead Bridge.Opposite British Hotel.
1987Port AdelaideIsland Seaway, Island Seaway operated Troubridge's route from 1987 to 1995
1987Port AdelaideJackett Bros, Baker Street Flour Mill (later Wm. Jackett & Sons)
1987SemaphoreEJ Woodroffe’s drapery on the east corner of Semaphore Road and Jagoe Street closed 7 March after over 60 years of trading.,
1988Port AdelaidePort Dock Railway Museum, Lipson Street opened.10Dec
1988Port AdelaideLipson House Restaurant, Former Bank of Adel.DecLipson Street
1988Port AdelaideGreater Port Adelaide Heritage Study Mc Dougall & Vines,
1988SemaphoreSemaphore Fire Station closed after a new station opened at Largs North.,
1989Port AdelaideCugini's Restaurant Lipson Street, was Lipson House
1990Port AdelaideNo. 1 Shed Re-Development Announced,
1990OsborneSubmarine Corporation First Keel Laid February,
1990Port AdelaideTroubridge, Kangaroo Island ferry sold.Sailed to Famagusta, Cyprus.
1991GlanvilleColonial Sugar Refinery Closed,26Apr
1991Port AdelaideQuebec Mall fountain 100 yrs Thomas Mill,21JulJohn Dowis
1991Port AdelaideMcKell's Flour Mill Engineers, Timpson Street Closed.
1991BirkenheadGMH Birkenhead Demolished,
1991Port AdelaideNew Library Opened Church Street & Dale Street Corner.
1991SemaphoreUpstairs portion of former Odeon Star Theatre reopened 19 December as the Odeon Star Cinema (later expanded to ground floor).,
1992BirkenheadAnchor Presented by Keith Leleu,OctAug. '95 erect.
1992PortlandWellington St Kindergarten, Closed
1992SemaphoreSemaphore and Fort Glanville Tourist Railway; a 457mm gauge steam-powered railway, opened on the foreshore in December.,
1993Port AdelaideSubmarines, Submarine construction began. First sub launched by Lady Phyllis Collins
1993Port AdelaideTimber Mills, Globe. Reid Bros. Barretts. Lloyds. Cowell Bros. Wadlow. Gunnersen LeMessurier.
1994BirkenheadAnchor. Pres. by Keith Leleu,JunAug. '95 erect.
1994Port AdelaideRegency Institute of TAFE, Moved to Mundy St.Aug
1994Port AdelaidePost Office moved, St Vincent St. To Old Port Canal
1994SemaphoreNew Library Established, Old Institute BuildingWas Ozone Th.
1994ExeterDerrick Memorial, UnveiledRod Sawford
1994SemaphoreSemaphore Mainstreet Association formed.,
1995Port AdelaideIsland Seaway was once Kangaroo Is. Ferry,11JunSold to Malta
1995SemaphoreLefevre Community Hospital, ClosedJul
1995Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Centre Heritage Survey, McDougall & Vines
1995Port AdelaideJervois Br. Keeper's Gallery, Inst. Engineer. Plaque
1995PortlandP. A. Girls' High School, Closed
1996Port AdelaidePort Adelaide/Enfield Councils Merge, City of Port Adelaide/EnfieldMar
1996SemaphoreTimeball Tower Renovated, Resumed Operation1Jul
1996OsborneHMAS Collins, 1st Submarine CommissionedJul
1996Port AdelaideQueen Adelaide Launched, Twin HulledJul
1996PortlandMeals on wheels Kitchen, Langham PlaceAug
1996Port AdelaideMagpies Football Club, West LakesOct34th SANFL Pre
1996Port AdelaideCanary Is. Palms planted, Comm. Rd. MedianNovMain St. Prog.
1996OsborneHMAS Fancomb launched, Second SubmarineDec
1996SemaphorePalais Re-opened Restored,
1996Alberton43rd Batt. Drill Hall Demol., Cr. Sussex/ Angus
1996SemaphoreProtector Gun, Removed from f/shoreTo North Parade
1997Port AdelaideSheds Nos 2 and 3, DemolishedFeb
1997OsborneHMAS Waller Launched, Submarine Corp.Mar
1997Port AdelaideUndergrounding Powerlines, Commercial RoadAprStage 1
1997Port AdelaidePort Adel/Enfield Civic Centre, Opened Sir E. Neal9Nov
1997PeterheadCouncil Depot Closed, Tracey Street
1997Port AdelaideFour PAHS Plaques, UnveiledMayor Stock
1998Port AdelaideFisherman's Memorial, North Par. Dockside30Apr
1998Port AdelaideFishermen Memorial, Memorial to Fishermen
1998OsborneOsborne House changed to, Lefevre Comm. Cent.
1998OsborneOsborne B Station demolished.Work on the Osborne 'B' Power Station on the same site started in 1947 and was completed soon after. The plant was decommissioned in 1989-90, and demolished from 1998.
1999Port AdelaideWool Sale, Last conducted23Jul
1999OsborneOsborne House changed to, Lefevre Comm. Cent.10AugMayor McCluskey
1999Port AdelaideMagpies Football Club, West Lakes4Oct35th SANFL Pre
1999OsborneB' Power Plant, DemolishedNov
1999BirkenheadWar Memorial restored, Naval ReserveFrom Dockyard 1920s
1999Port AdelaideTour Down Under, Stage 4 Black Diamond Square.
1999Port AdelaideS.A. Troops to Boer War, Departure MemorialBlack Dia. Square.
2000SemaphoreSemaphore Park and Ethelton Schools, Combined31JanWestport Primary
2000SemaphoreBaptist Church Sold, Sem4 Road26Mar
2000Port AdelaideDulux Paint factory, Comm. Rd/Lipson StAprDemolished
2000Port AdelaideTauondi College, Grand Junction Road opened (formerly Port Adelaide Primary School),16Junincludes new Building
2000AlbertonBaptist Church, Port Road Sold8Jul
2000BirkenheadHMAS Encounter, Naval Reserve sold,Jul
2000Port AdelaideAustralian Museum of Childhood, Dale Street,SepAlan Griffiths
2000Port AdelaideMagpies Football Club, Westlakes,3Oct36th SANFL Pre
2000Port AdelaideOlympic Torch Relay, Through most dist.4Nov
2000Port AdelaideUniting Church 150th Ann., Cong. Comm. Rd.4Nov
2000Port AdelaideClubhouse Hotel Saint Vincent Street demolished. (Closed 1993),Nov
2000AlbertonRailway footbridge, Repaired & Restored,
2001SemaphoreCommonwealth Bank Semaphore Road closed,30Mar
2001SemaphoreNational Australia Bank Semaphore Road closed.,18Apr
2001Port AdelaideGarden Is. Ship's Graveyard Officially opened.,Aug
2001Port AdelaideMaritime Heritage Trail. Garden Island,Aug
2001Outer HarborNo. 4 Shed demolished,
2002EtheltonMaritime Heritage Trail, Five plaques unveiled.25SepPAHS financed
2002OsborneLefevre Community Centre, upgrade opened by Governor Eric Neale.#VALUE!
2002SemaphorePAHS Society Rooms, Ceiling collapse.JanCouncil repaired
2002Port AdelaidePort Dock Railway Museum.Comm. R/ways Pay.
Port River Expressway road bridge opened to traffic.3AugThis makes Semaphore more directly accessible to the northern suburbs.
2011Port AdelaideSouth Australian Government terminates its Port Adelaide waterfront development agreement with the Newport Quays consortium. Government's Land Management Corporation struck the development agreement to remediate and transfer about 50 hectares of former industrial waterfront land to the consortium for redevelopment.
2013Port AdelaideLoop Path Completed, runs along the foreshore on the north & south side of Birkenhead Bridge.1Apr
2014Port AdelaidePort Adelaide Precinct Plan published.1JanA long-term framework to guide and prioritise renewal activities over the next 20 years.
2014Port AdelaideCity of Adelaide Clipper Ship, arrived in Port Adelaide aboard the ship MV Palanpur and transferred to the barge Bradley, which was then moved to Dock 1 Port Adelaide.3Feb
2016Port AdelaideState Government Office announced.
21-25 Nile Street in Port Adelaide is a new six level building located in the commercial and civic heart of the Port Adelaide Waterfront Precinct.
2016Port AdelaideQuest Apartment Hotel opened, 103 rooms & 5 Storeys High,24Nov$24 million Complex
2017Port AdelaideMV Port Princess ceases Dolphin cruises in Port Adelaide.13MayMV Princess sank off Port Mac Donnell on the way to new owners in Melbourne, 16th May 2017.
2018Port AdelaidePlans for a $1.5 million revamp of the Golden Globe Hotel released by the developers for the first time.18Dec
2019Port AdelaideCity of Adelaide Clipper Ship, on the barge Bradley, was moved from Dock 1 to its new home Dock 2 Honey St, Port Adelaide.29Nov
2020Port AdelaideBirkenhead Bridge Upgrade completed, Timber roadway deck replaced4Nov
2020Port AdelaideDock one Redevelopment, 1st Residents move in30Nov
2020Port AdelaideColac Hotel redevelopment gets underway in Port Adelaide. 14 Apartments & Hotel upgrade to be built on Southern side of the property.,Dec
2021TaperooPeninsular Hotel opens at 481 Victoria Road Taperoo.2JunRemodelled Boathouse hotel, formerly the Osborne Hotel.
2021Port AdelaideDolphin Explorer, ceased operation in Port Adelaide.6OctSold and moved to Brisbane