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Cultural Mapping 

PoANT has been instrumental in the cultural mapping of the Inner Harbour to enable better understanding and to document what is, and was, before existing structures and sites were altered and demolished. TWaterfront Development areas included, the now demolished historic boatyards in Jenkins Street, Birkenhead. 

Mulloway Studio was commissioned to undertake the Port Adelaide Waterfront Cultural Mapping project commencing in November 2007.

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.


The subsequent consultant reports can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

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

Completed November 2011


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)

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