The Trading Ketches of South Australia DVD
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The Trading Ketches of South Australia DVD, an oral history history on film. From the mid 1800s the small trading ketches of South Australia provided the vital links between farmers and producers in the coastal regions and the wider commercial world. The often remote farms and settlements relied on the ketches for their supplies and communication with the world at large and the transport of their produce.
It was a life of hard work and shared burdens. The men and boys, and occasionally women, met the constant challenges of the sea, the weather and small profit margins. We see archival photos that record the era of the ketches, and the last of the men and women who sailed these craft share their stories.