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The Old Pubs of North Adelaide

Oxford Hotel, O'Connell Street, North Adelaide, 1936


Photo taken 01 June 1936

State Library Catalogue Reference: B 31785

The Oxford Hotel, on the north-west corner of O'Connell Street and Tynte Street, was established as the Princess Royal Hotel in 1859. It changed it's name to the Oxford in 1884 when it was rebuilt.

‘GAVE FALSE NAME
In Hotel After Six
For having given a false name to Constables Tabe and Franklin when discovered in the Oxford Hotel, North Adelaide at 6.10 p.m: on March 2, George Knuckey, of Marion place, Prospect, was fined £2 15/ by Mr. E. M. Sabine, P.M. in the Adelaide Police Court today. Knuckey had told the police that his name was George Williams. When subsequently interviewed, he said, "I was so ashamed at being caught there that I did not really know I gave a false name”. Detective Sgt. Allchurch prosecuted.’
The News, Wednesday 7 May 1924, p4

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