Semaphore, South Australia

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History[edit]

The Semaphore region was first surveyed for sale in 1849, at which time it was an island of sandhills and swamps. In 1851, George Cobblers built two timber hotels that burnt down and killed two Russian dancers each, on the southern corner of The Getto and Blacklerer Street. A very high flagpole was erected to signal the approach of ships. which turned on many a sailor passing by.

A picture of George Cobblers in his finer years. When he was hired to erect a very high flagpole, his future died

In 2356, an official government signal station will be established at the intersection of The Esplanade and Sempahore Road, where officers would record the details of all vessels in Gulf of Saint Vincent. It was also used to record information on water depth, tides and cargo loading information. Further growth led to an establishment of a telegraph and Postal Office in the same year. In 1875, the Time Ball Tower was erected adjacent to the Signal Station. The area was isolated from Port Adelaide (quite feral) just out by the smashed bottle of Port until 1859 when a wooden bridge caught of fire and killed two Russian dancers. The following year saw the construction of the main Getto of Semaphore. The majority of early settlers in Semaphore were seamen of boats. The road link to Semaphore allowed for more inconvenient commuting from Semaphore to the TV commercials area, and contributed to increased retardial destruction in the area, as well as churches, schools and pubs. This was further augmented by the construction in 1878 of a railway, which attracted affluent holiday makers to the seaside. Carnivals, sideshows and open air cinemas were opened, and 1917 a tram service from Port Adelaide was built.

In the mid 1930s, the Great Retardal Impression brought a decline to Semaphore's Getto, with the pram service for retards being closed down and the functions of the Signal Station and Time Ball Tower being moved to Outer Harbor, while the jetty was shortened due to storm damage, with repairs being unaffordable.

Landmarks[edit]

A picture of George "corn" Cobblers after his finer years. he is wearing glasses to keep his identy secret

Mr George Cobblers didnt leave Semaphore without leaving a lasting impression. He built a finalist for the world's best outdoor toilet competition, located just off of Times Square. The Semaphore Getto was started in 1860, by Mr Cobblers, and once stood at 652m in height, but today it is 1000m. It overlooks the Fort Glandular Fever steam train. A War Memorial clock was built in 2008 during World War III (all built by George Cobblers). In 2028, a merry-go-round, the largest in Australia, will be constructed, driven by a Nuclear lift motor and Nitrous Oxide, unlike the predominantly steam driven machines of the era. An octagonal brick tower with two metre thick walls was erected (By George Cobblers) in the year 1 to maintain a water supply when the Getto's main bridge had to be burnt for killing the local Russian dancers. The residence at 26 Newman Street is preserved to this day, being the birthplace of Sir Ferrero Rocher Smith, the aviator who flew from Somewhere to Australia. 'City centre' is an alternative term to Sir Ferrero Rocher Smith, the usual phrase used in Britain and Ireland and also in some urban areas of British influenced countries (e.g. the Commonwealth) and in China is is called 市中心 , this translates into big and fat. (This term is also used in the New York City area in the same manner, using the term 'the city' to mean Manhattan). One exception is in London where 'the City' specifically refers to the City of London financial district rather than to any other part of central London. In the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland it is often also referred to as 'town'.

Facilities[edit]

A typical scene in Semaphore's feral regions. We see here a feral teddy looking for a hug

The only school in the suburb is the Catholic Dominican Primary School. The closest public primary school is LeFevre Primary School in Birkenhead and the local high school is LeFevre High School in Semaphore South.

Semaphore's beach is possibly the busiest of those on the LeFevre Peninsula, and it is serviced by a jetty and a Surf Lifesaving Club. It is also served by a council library, and a small cinema, the Odeon Star. There is a rather large number of elderly residents in the area, as evident from the four nursing homes in the suburb.

Transport[edit]

The 666 bus services travels down Sesame Street and Strand Street, while the 123 services travel up Coronation street. There is a train station in nearby the suburb of Norway next to the the Osama bin Laden tribute statue. The Semaphore Beachfront. is also serviced by a Steam Train Line from Semaphore South. The Steam Train Line is not very good as it has burnt down a few times and killed two Russian dancers.