Heritage Places

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Address Randell Street MANNUM
Locality MANNUM
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Mid Murray Council
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details (Known As) William Randell's Dry Dock
Registered Name Former "Randell" Dry Dock
Significance The Randell Dry Dock, completed in 1876 during the peak of the river trade and operating for the next fifty years, is historically significant as a relic of the inland river transport system and its importance as a transport corridor in opening European development of the interior of the continent. Commissioned by wool merchant and ship owner A H Landseer and built in Milang in 1873, it was designed as a floating dry dock. In 1876 it was purchased by Captain William Randell and installed at Mannum as a dry ('graving') dock, thereby greatly extending Randell's small ship building and repair facility there. One of only a few timber floating dry docks ever built in Australia, it was the only facility of its type on the Murray Darling River system, and is one of the few which remain in any significant form in the world. The Dock retains important evidence of its original design and has potential to yield significant information about the construction and evolution of timber floating dry docks, about which there is very little information known. [Condensed from: Swanbury Penglase Architects 'Randell Dry Dock Conservation Plan' November 2002.]
Subject Index Transport (Water) - Dry Dock; Maritime industry - Boat Building
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 24-JUL-1980
LGA Mid Murray
State Heritage ID 10282
Heritage Number 16298
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5570/664 F213066 A91 92


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