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Caroline Tilka, b1876
In 1876, Martin Tilka, his wife Marie (nee Kschiwan) and their six children, left London for Australia in the City of Adelaide. They were assisted migrants from Germany. Martin and Marie had three additional daughters after arriving in South Australia including Caroline (pictured) born on 27 October 1876 near Riverton. Caroline later moved to, and wed on, Kangaroo Island.

Photo: Annabel Douglas-Hill

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Caroline Tilka, b1876
In 1876, Martin Tilka, his wife Marie (nee Kschiwan) and their six children, left London for Australia in the City of Adelaide. They were assisted migrants from Germany. Martin and Marie had three additional daughters after arriving in South Australia including Caroline (pictured) born on 27 October 1876 near Riverton. Caroline later moved to, and wed on, Kangaroo Island.

Photo: Annabel Douglas-Hill

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Griffith George Todd, b1852
Among the first class (saloon) passengers who disembarked from the City of Adelaide at Port Adelaide in October 1867 was 15 years old Griffith George Todd. Having lost both parents by the age of 9, he had completed his education with relatives in London, and was now coming out to join his uncle’s family in South Australia.

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Frederick Norman Scarfe, b1822
Frederick Norman Scarfe, 28, married Mary Trevenen, 17, in January 1850 and they set up home in Adelaide’s early eastern village of Norwood. In 1860, Frederick was elected as the third Mayor of the Town of Kensington and Norwood. Frederick and Mary sailed to London on the 1865 voyage on the City of Adelaide. It appears that the move was intended to be a permanent one but Mary died the following month after arriving in England. In 1866, Frederick returned to Adelaide on the City of Adelaide and within weeks had installed in a Norwood church a stained glass window that he presumably brought with him to Adelaide from London.

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Peter Waite, b1834
Peter Waite was a South Australian pastoralist and public benefactor. Waite's philanthropic endeavours provided significant benefit to the University of Adelaide and to local public schools, and generations of students have benefited from his largesse. On 21 November 1864, Waite married Matilda Methuen who had arrived on the maiden voyage of the City of Adelaide a few weeks previously.

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Cyril Maude c1913
Cyril Francis Maude (24 April 1862 — 20 February 1951) was an English stage actor born in London and educated at the Charterhouse School. In 1881, he was sent to Adelaide, South Australia, on the clipper ship City of Adelaide to regain his health. He returned to England without having regained his health, but nursing the ambition to be an actor. Maude became very well known for his role as "Grumpy" a spoilt old man, who as a retired lawyer solved a crime to keep his loved ones happy. Maude took this play to Australia and toured Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney where it was immensely popular.

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Sir Frederick Aloysius Weld
The arrival of His Excellency F. A. Weld and his party on 31 July 1869 caused a minor flurry among the social circles of Adelaide. He had just been appointed Governor of Western Australia and was travelling on the City of Adelaide from England to take up the appointment. His large entourage of 15 included his wife - the former Mena Phillips, their six children – Christina 9, Cecily 7, Filumena 4, Edith Mary 3, Humphrey almost 2, and Everard 8 months, with seven servants. After stopping over in Adelaide, they would proceed by coastal vessel to Fremantle, then on to Perth by carriage.

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John Alexander Dowie as Elijah the Restorer
John Alexander Dowie (25 May 1847 – 9 March 1907) was a Scottish evangelist and faith healer who ministered in Australia and the United States. He founded the city of Zion, Illinois, and the Christian Catholic Apostolic Church. He was both an eloquent and eccentric figure with impressive powers of persuasion. He was related to sisters, Ellen Matilda Wills (04 Aug 1827 – 09 Feb 1866) and Mercy Wills (08 Jan 1833 – 24 Apr 1912), who were among the passengers bound for South Australia on the City of Adelaide voyage that arrived at Semaphore in 1867.

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Archdeacon William John Woodcock
On the recommendation of his panel of three doctors, Archdeacon William John Woodcock (1808-1868) arranged a voyage to England to recuperate his health. When Archdeacon Woodcock travelled on the City of Adelaide from London to arrive home at North Adelaide in October 1866, he was completing that return trip. He took up his work again, but it was still interrupted by bouts of severe illness, and he died within 18 months.

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