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The plaque commemorates the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the ship Solway at Reeves Point in 1837.

People from many parts of Germany gathered in Hamburg in June 1837 to board the Solway which was bound for South Australia. Many of the 52 who boarded were Lutherans seeking to practise their faith freely in a new land. All were setting out with the hope of a better future. They were brought by the South Australian Company to help establish its new base at Kingscote

The Solway, under Captain Robert Pearson, arrived at Reeves Point on October 16, 1837. Their first duty on arrival was to conduct the funeral of Mrs Maria Kleemann who had died two days before arrival.


Address:Gov Wallen Drive, Reeves Point, Kingscote, 5223
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.640921
Long: 137.640997
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1837
Approx. Event End Date:2012


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2012
Source: MA
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