The world’s oldest surviving clipper has been transferred to her new owners, before her final journey from Scotland to Australia. The City of Adelaide – built in 1864 to take emigrants from Europe to Australia – has voyaged south for the first time in 125 years. The ship has been transported from Scotland in the hold of a cargo ship for its journey to Australia. She arrived in Adelaide last spring and is now to be restored at Fletcher’s Slip in Port Adelaide.
The newspaper article describing the full story of the City of Adelaide clipper can be downloaded from here.