South Australia pubs

Gresham Hotel, Adelaide

HIS WOODEN LEG There were peculiar circumstance attached to a charge of begging at the Port Adelaide Police Court on Saturday. Timothy Byrnes a miner, of Adelaide, was charged, on the information of Inspector J. E. Noblet, with halving gone… Read More ›

Tiger Hotel Tantanoola

The two Tantanoola tigers IN 1884 near Tantanoola in South Australia’s south east a Bengal tiger supposedly escaped from a travelling circus. A search was mounted, but the tiger was never found. The South Australian Register reported on Tuesday 2 May 1893:… Read More ›

Rooms ransacked

“HOTEL BARBER” SEEN, BUT ESCAPES 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… Read More ›

Fall down a cellar

AN OLD MAN’S DEATH ADELAIDE, Jan. 26. James Barber, of Woodville, to-day accidentally fell down an open trap door, which led into a cellar at the Buck’s Head Hotel, at Stepney, and fractured his skull. He died soon afterwards (after… Read More ›

An artful dodger

THE resourcefulness of the English tramp is proverbial (writes ‘Oriel’ in the Melbourne Argus), but his Australian prototype the sundowner, has a genius for turning opportunities to account which his English brother has never understood. Two specimens of the Australian… Read More ›