ROOMS were ransacked and two suitcases were cut open at the Eagle Hotel, Hindley street, Adelaide, last night by a “hotel barber”, who was almost captured in a lavatory. He jumped through a window and escaped. Several rooms were entered while guests were absent. A suit of clothes and an overcoat were stolen. When the thief, who is believed to have been wearing sandshoes, was discovered he was changing his clothes.
–News (Adelaide, SA)Wednesday 16 September 1931
The former Eagle Hotel in Hindley Street Adelaide now trades as a McDonalds Restaurant. Picture: Google Street View.
The Eagle Hotel in Hindley Street, Adelaide now trades as a McDonalds Restaurant. The hotel was constructed in 1867 and was built probably on the site of the Eagle Tavern. The Eagle Tavern was opened in 1846 by a Mr Doran, who advertised that he was anxious to serve “families newly arrived in the colony and parties from the bush”.