From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Capital city of the state of South Australia.
Arthur Conan Doyle
During his lecturing tour in 1920-1921 in Australia, Arthur Conan Doyle arrived in Adelaide in september 1920 from Fremantle and stayed at the Grand Central Hotel. On 24 september, he had a lunch with the governor of South Australia, Sir A. Weigall, and on 25 he had his first lecture at the Town Hall before around 2000 people. In october he attended a Spiritualist service at the Auditorium. In february 1921, on his way back home on the S.S. Naldera, he went via Adelaide.
In the Sherlock Holmes stories
- Lady Brackenstall was from Adelaide. Her maiden name was Mary Fraser. (ABBE, 146)
- The Adelaide-Southampton Company was from this city. (ABBE, 421)
- Henry "Holy" Peters was from Adelaide (LADY, 417). He was badly bitten in a saloon-fight at Adelaide in 1889 (LADY, 262).
In other stories
- The brother of John Grimthorpe knifed "Wolf-Tone" Maloney in 1879 in a bar at Adelaide.
- The large Norwegian sailing barque, the Freyja, of five hundred tons, which had started five days before from Bergen, was bound for Adelaide in Australia.
- The Armstrongs are due home from Adelaide in the Aurora.