Hindley Street, Adelaide

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Hindley Street, facing east
West's Coffee Palace,
110 Hindley Street, built in 1903.
Hindley Street circa 1869
Hindley Street, facing west

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.[1] The street was named after British parliamentarian and social reformist, Charles Hindley.

Now known for its atmosphere and active nightlife,[2] 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.[3]

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.[citation needed] In 1898 the first moving picture to be shown in South Australia was held at the Theatre Royal on Hindley Street.[citation needed]

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.[4][5]

In popular culture[edit]

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".

See also[edit]

Australian Roads portal


  1. ^ 2003 Adelaide Street Directory, 41st Edition. UBD (A Division of Universal Press Pty Ltd). 2003. ISBN 0-7319-1441-4. 
  2. ^ Hindley street information, www.pleasetakemeto.com
  3. ^ History of Adelaide through street names, www.historysouthaustralia.net
  4. ^ McFilthy - you want gastro with that?, AdelaideNow, www.news.com.au
  5. ^ Video of filthy McDonalds' "restaurant" becomes worldwide hit, PerthNow, www.news.com.au

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Coordinates: 34°55′24″S 138°35′39″E / 34.9233°S 138.5941°E / -34.9233; 138.5941