Our branch has been instrumental in a cultural mapping of the
Inner Harbour. Through our meetings with the LMC, we proposed
a partnership in a cultural mapping project. Our key goal or agenda was to at least understand and document what is and was at the sites to be developed during the Port Waterfront Redevelopment before existing structures and sites are altered and demolished, particularly the threatened boatyards area in Jenkins Street, Birkenhead.
Here are links to PDFs of the three Cultural Mapping reports carried out by Mulloway Studio, who were commissioned by the LMC to undertake the Port Adelaide Waterfront Cultural Mapping project commencing in November 2007.
Cultural Mapping and Survey, Stage One (6MB PDF)
Completed March 2008
Cultural Mapping and Survey, Stage Two (11.8MB PDF)
Completed March 2010
Cultural Mapping and Survey, Stage Three (37.5MB PDF)
Completed November 2011
The brief for the Cultural Mapping project defined the scope as the 'Port Adelaide Waterfront Redevelopment... some 50 hectares of degraded surplus Government land within the Inner Harbour at Port Adelaide', and required the consultant to:
• develop and record a comprehensive understanding of the historical ‘working Port’ as depicted in the tangible i.e. the structures, artefacts and remnant industrial activities that remain around the waterfront and the intangible i.e. the stories, memories and themes relevant to the waterfront;
• identify the tangible and intangible elements that can either be effectively incorporated into the redevelopment or interpreted through various mediums throughout the redevelopment area. These mediums may include the development of public art, precinct signage, heritage trails or the collection and storage of artefacts within existing curatorial institutions, in particular the SA Maritime Museum. The identification of such tangible and intangible elements may occur through archaeological and/or other means as relevant.
Port Adelaide Renewal, through Our Port, has produced a summary of the three comprehensive Cultural Mapping and Survey reports, in the form of a printed booklet which is also available as a downloadable PDF.
It is titled 'Embracing the History – Port Adelaide Inner Harbour'.
Embracing the History – Port Adelaide Inner Harbour (3.4MB PDF)
The booklet is also available to view here without downloading.