Sunday, December 18, 2011


Geo. Mawbey would have already known he was planning to leave Adelaide at the time information was being gathered for the 1840 Royal South Australian Almanack. This is probably why his Refreshment Rooms are not listed in the 'General Directory' at the back.
New entries for Rundle Street:
Cornwall Hotel
W. Pearce - Tailor, Draper, Habit, Robe, and Cap Maker, Adelaide Clothing Establishment, corner King William and Rundle Streets
Adelaide Market - meat, poultry, new cheese, fresh butter, eggs, vegetables and fruits of all kinds ... exhibited for sale daily.
C. Robinson - Oil, Color (sic) and Glass Store, plumber, painter and glazier, Rundle-street, near the Market.
There was a large advertisement in the General Directory for The Brewery which supplied families with genuine XX Ale for 2s.6d. per gallon.
Also a smaller one placed by the organist from the Trinity Church about his pianoforte and singing lessons.
George Mawbey appears to have been involved in the theatre in Sydney, so he might have visited the Victoria Theatre on North Terrace that was open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights.
The proprietor was C. Cameron.