The City Of Adelaide’s huge 9m-long, two-tonne rudder will arrive in Port Adelaide next month. Peter Christopher says that the rudder will be taken on a tour of South Australia. “It will give people an idea of the dimensions of the 1864 ship which carried migrants to South Australia. This is a most significant step in the return of the ship (itself) to Adelaide. In view of delays, beyond our control, in Scotland relating to lifting the ship, the . . . rudder will provide South Australians with their first look at this historic artefact, and give a sense of scale," he said. The rudder was built at Port Adelaide from local timbers - a replacement for the original which was damaged on a voyage from the United Kingdom in 1874. The City of Adelaide was built in 1864 to carry passengers and cargo to Adelaide.