Eagle Hotel, Hindley Street, c1905


Photo taken 01 January 1905

B 9088 Gazard, John, photographer Established in 1846 on the north-east corner of Hindley Street and Bank Street. Rebuilt in 1905 and ceased trading in 1978. This 1905 building still exists, although as a fast food restaurant. 'BEER-DRINKING ON SUNDAY, Not a Bona-Fide Traveller. Albert Thomas, a young man, was charged at the Adelaide Police Court on Friday with, by falsely representing himself to be a bona-fide traveller, unlawfully obtaining liquor on Sunday, December 8, at the Eagle Hotel, Hindley-street. Inspector Burchell prosecuted and the defendant pleaded guilty. Inspector Davey said he visited the Eagle Hotel at 4.30 p.m. on December 8 and saw the defendant having a drink. When questioned he said he was asked and stated that he was a bona-fide traveller before he was served. The accused said he did not know at the time that he was breaking the law. He recently came from Western Australia, where a person was looked upon as a traveller who journeyed three miles. He thought he was a bona-fide traveller when he told the people at the Eagle Hotel that he was. The Bench fined the defendant £1, with 15/ court fees.' Express and telegraph, Friday 13 December 1907, page 1 The Eagle Tavern in 1897: www.flickr.com/photos/state_library_south_australia/15345... In 1903: www.flickr.com/photos/state_library_south_australia/25343... The Eagle Hotel in 1937: www.flickr.com/photos/state_library_south_australia/22835... And in 1977: www.flickr.com/photos/state_library_south_australia/23105... Visit the State Library of South Australia to view more photos of South Australia.