She arrived in Adelaide at 8:50am EST on Monday and it marks the end of a remarkable journey for one of only two clipper ships surviving in the world today (Cutty Sark being the other).

The historic ship had been rotting in a slipway at the Scottish Maritime Museum at Irvine since it was salvaged in 1992 after sinking the previous year in Glasgow’s River Clyde.

The timber hull has been transported some 22,000 km on a barge, then a heavy-lift cargo ship (pictured).

It is estimated about 250,000 people are descendants of those who made the voyages to Australia in the clipper’s heyday.

Supporters of the restoration project have spent 14 years campaigning and organising for the hull’s return.

Photo by Allan Cleanthous