Hindley Street, Adelaide
Hindley Street is located in the north-west quarter of the centre of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. It runs between King William Street and West Terrace. The street was named after British parliamentarian and social reformist, Charles Hindley.
Now known for its atmosphere and active nightlife, the street was one of the first built in Adelaide and is thus of historical significance. The first newspaper in South Australia was printed in premises on Hindley Street.
As well as housing the first meeting of Adelaide City Council, the oldest municipal body in Australia, Hindley Street was home to the first stone church in South Australia. In 1898 the first moving picture to be shown in South Australia was held at the Theatre Royal on Hindley Street.
In 2009, one of Hindley Street's two McDonald's restaurants (not specified which) received global attention after it featured in a story on the US Drudge Report as 'The world's dirtiest McDonald's', a story that was later picked up by media outlets worldwide.
In popular culture
Hindley Street was mentioned in the wording of the song "Carrington Cabaret" by Redgum on their 1978 album If You Don't Fight You Lose. Iconic Australian band Powderfinger also wrote a song called "Hindley Street".
- 2003 Adelaide Street Directory, 41st Edition. UBD (A Division of Universal Press Pty Ltd). 2003. ISBN 0-7319-1441-4.
- Hindley street information, www.pleasetakemeto.com
- History of Adelaide through street names, www.historysouthaustralia.net
- McFilthy - you want gastro with that?, AdelaideNow, www.news.com.au
- Video of filthy McDonalds' "restaurant" becomes worldwide hit, PerthNow, www.news.com.au
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