A MISBEHAVED MOTOR
RUNS INTO HOTEL BAR.
ADELAIDE. Tuesday. The unexplained vagaries of a motor car caused some excitement in Pirie-street today. After capsizing a buggy, it swung across the road, knocked down a cyclist, missed a row of verandah posts by fractions of an inch, threw two boys to the ground, breaking the leg of one, and finally came to a standstill in the bar of the Serborne Hotel, after crashing through the plate glass window. The driver was unable to explain the misbehavior of the vehicle.
– The Daily News (Perth) Tuesday 22 January 1924
Selborne Hotel, Pirie Street, was located on the north side, 36 yards west of Gawler Place and had a frontage is 16.5 yards. The Selborne Hotel was an early meeting place for the United Trades and Labor Council. Major alterations were made to the Selborne Hotel in 1936. At the time of this photograph the proprietor of the hotel was TF Dollard.