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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Photo 6 - What did they see when the arrived in Port Adelaide

It's hard to imagine what it would have been like when the John & Mary Ebbott arrived at Port Adelaide in 1852.  What did they smell and see?
British Hotel at Port Adelaide
I got this image for the Adelaide Library, it was taken in 1854 for more detail go to http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au/record=b2144798.  I know they wouldn't have gone in unless impelled by circumstances beyond their control as they were strict teetotallers but this may have well been the only viable accommodation around.

Or was the lasting impression more like this
Port Adelaidehttp://images.slsa.sa.gov.au/mpcimg/03750/B3700.htm

I will have to try and track down some first had accounts to get a better idea of how it felt on arrival to
Australia.

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