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  • ... that superior tonnage and a greater spread of canvas provided clipper ships with higher speed. In 1876, an Ocean Race from the English Channel to Australia saw the City of Adelaide keep apace with a much larger clipper - the Bundaleer. They kept in sight of each other for almost the entire voyage.
  • ... that Devitt and Moore were consistently identified as the registered owners of the City of Adelaide, but technically they were only the managing agents in London.
  • ... the donor of the Sandover Medal, presented annually to the fairest and best player in the West Australian Football League, Alfred Sandover was likely conceived on board the City of Adelaide during the 1866 voyage to London.

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  • ... that on the maiden voyage of the City of Adelaide were George and Annie Wilcox, who were married a few weeks before the voyage, and Matilda Methuen who married Peter Waite two weeks after arriving in Adelaide.

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  • ... that superior tonnage and a greater spread of canvas provided clipper ships with higher speed. In 1876, an Ocean Race from the English Channel to Australia saw the City of Adelaide keep apace with a much larger clipper - the Bundaleer. They kept in sight of each other for almost the entire voyage.

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  • ... that Devitt and Moore were consistently identified as the registered owners of the City of Adelaide, but technically they were only the managing agents in London.

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  • ... that during the 1873 voyage of the City of Adelaide to London, the ship drifted so far to the South due to lack of winds that the Captain decided to go the other way around the world ... and the delay meant that heavily pregnant Annie Wilcox gave birth to George Seaborne in Cabin No.2 on 30th January, 1873, just off the Scilly Isles.

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  • ... during the 1874 voyage to South Australia, the passengers and crew on the City of Adelaide saw Coggia's Comet.

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  • ... the donor of the Sandover Medal, presented annually to the fairest and best player in the West Australian Football League, Alfred Sandover was likely conceived on board the City of Adelaide during the 1866 voyage to London.

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  • ... Edward Wright was a stowaway on the 1869 voyage to South Australia, and was entered in the crew list as a deckhand the day after the clipper left Plymouth. (You can help us if you can identify Edward; who he was, and where he went.)

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