South Australia Hotels

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 ›

Beer-quake at the Federal

The bar-room shook, drinkers swayed, and glasses flew everywhere when a 36-gallon keg of beer exploded in the cellar of the Federal Hotel at 4 o’clock on Saturday afternoon. The cellar is directly under the bar-room and the explosion caused the whole… Read More ›

The Goolwa Hotel

BUILT in 1853, the Goolwa Hotel is an excellent example of early colonial architecture, and still provides comfortable facilities for patrons without losing the heritage atmosphere and ambience. Located in Goolwa, a historic river port on the Murray River near the… Read More ›