South Australia’s first port was declared as Port Adelaide in 1837 and the ensuing 178 years have seen changes in position and fluctuating fortunes.

Port Adelaide grew from the construction of Commercial Road across the tidal flats to join the “Road to the Port” at Alberton which connected to the McLaren Wharf (named after the manager of the South Australian Company) and what was the deeper water which would become Port Adelaide’s Inner Harbor.