William Shakespeare’s Adelaide 1860-1930, edited by Brian Dickey, Adelaide, Association of Professional Historians, 1992.
Using the lifetime service of William Shakespeare as an official with the City Council as a framework, this collection of essays by members of the Association explores a variety of aspects of the life of the city of Adelaide in the period 1860-1930. Themes covered include the city’s churches, homes, schools, pubs, parklands, stores and more. There are essays on the Botanic Garden, the abattoirs at Gepps Cross (established by the City Council), the fish market and the grant of the title ‘Lord’ Mayor. The collection, though now out of print, is available in libraries. It is a vivid evocation of past times in the city of Adelaide.