Coastal Runs – South Australia 01 Wednesday January, 1879 SS ‘Australian’ Coastal Runs - NSW, Coastal Runs - SA, New South Wales, North Coast Steam Navigation Co., Shipping - New South Wales, Shipping - South Australia, South Australia The 'Australian' was an iron passenger & cargo steamer, built by the Gourlay Bros, in Dundee, Scotland. In her 33 years of service, she assumed five owners. The 'Australian' was powered by a compound, coal-fired engine. Her first few years were spent mainly transporting timber along the northern New South Wales coast. Details once she left this coastline are sketchy... Continue reading 1879 January 1, 1879.Still can’t find what you are looking for ???Search POI Australia Search for:Search*** Please note that if the exact date is not known, the timeline post date will default to the mid of the relevant month or year, and the closest available day thereafter.