125th Anniversary of Port AdelaidePrint Page
A monument consisting of a bell and plaques commemorates the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the City of Port Adelaide. It commemorates the services of Captains Collet Barker & Charles Sturt, Colonel William Light and the Pioneers of Port Adelaide.
|Address:||163 St. Vincent Street, Port Adelaide, 5015|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.844442|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 29th September, 1982|
Presented to the City by the Mayor and Mayoress H. C. R. Marten Esq., C.B.E., J.P., and Mrs Marten to celebrate the City`s 125th anniversary celebrations 1856 to 1981 by commemorating the services of
Captain Collett Barker
Captain Charles Sturt
Colonel William Light
The Pioneers of Port Adelaide
And their horses
Port Adelaide`s history began with Barker`s discovery, Sturt`s recommendation, and Light`s selection - which proved to be three of the most significant acts in the history of South Australia.
May the strength and ruggedness of this stone remind all who view it of the fortitude of the men and women who founded this State and Port Adelaide in particular.
Their hearts and aspirations were as solid as this rock.
"Haud pluribus impar"
(Second to none)
29th September 1982