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Colonial Gunship HMCS Protector & SA Naval Brigade.

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Port Adelaide Historical Society Museum

95 Fletcher Road

Peterhead, SA 5016

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Presentation by Stephen Jeisman, author of 'COLONIAL GUNBOAT ...HMCS Protector & SA Naval Brigade'.

Her Majesty’s Colonial Ship (HMCS) Protector was a flat-iron gunboat purchased by the South Australian colonial government in response to several ‘Russian Scares’ that plagued Great Britain’s Australian colonies during the 1860s, 1870s and early 1880s. Specifically, Protector was intended to defend South Australia’s coastal ports seaborne assault

Protector arrived in South Australia in September 1884 and subsequently served in three major conflicts: the Yihetuan Movement (Boxer Rebellion), First World War, and—under civilian ownership—Second World War.

This fascinating, well-researched, enjoyable book will be available at meeting.

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