South Australia Hotels

Early taverns of South Australia

  THE historic South Australian Hotel will soon undergo changes which will convert the old-world Adelaide landmark into one of the most modern style hotels, modelled on London and Continental lines. The management changed hands recently, and one of the… Read More ›


Imperial Hotel, Adelaide

As a result of the decision of Adelaide barmen to cease work, following on the 8/ a week reduction, members of the families of many licensees took their places behind the bar on Monday. Max Flannagan of the Imperial Hotel hard at work. – Observer… Read More ›

Red Lion Hotel, Adelaide

SOMEBODY HAD A USE FOR IT! As astonished as everyone else, Mr. Bill Holmes recently found himself the owner of the 40ft.-long saloon bar of Adelaide’s historic Red Lion Hotel. THE bar was among items on the auctioneer’s list when… Read More ›

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 ›