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Adelaide Hotels and Temperance 1860-1930

 The original volume aimed to examine a variety of aspects of the life of the City of Adelaide during the years when William Shakespeare was an inspector on the staff of the City Corporation.


This essay was first published in Brian Dickey (ed), William Shakespeare’s Adelaide 1860-1930, Adelaide, Association of Professional Historians, 1992, pp.87-105, and is reprinted here with minor changes.

Alison Painter has had a long association with the brewing industry and from this developed an interest in breweries and hotels. This has resulted in histories of Coopers Brewery and former brewers the Johnstons of Oakbank.

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