Hamburg Hotel, Rundle Street, c1909


Photo taken 01 January 1909

B 2962 South-east corner of Rundle Street (now Mall) and Gawler Place. Established as the Suffolk Inn in 1840, it had a number of other names during its life as a licensed premises, including the Saracen's Head and the Hamburg Hotel 1847-1915. The name was changed to the Oriental in 1915 due to anti-German sentiment and continued to trade under that name until 1966. "HOTELS WITH GERMAN NAMES. At the meeting of the Licensing Bench on Tuesday, applications to change the names of the following hotels were granted: - King of Hanover, Rundle Street, to Commonwealth Hotel; German Arms Hotel, Hahndorf to Hahndorf Hotel; and Hamburg Hotel, Rundle Street, to Oriental Hotel." The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser, Friday 17 September 1915, p2 Visit the State Library of South Australia to view more photos of South Australia.