Born in Adelaide’s West End and possibly the illegitimate son of premier Charles Cameron Kingston, Bert Edwards came to be hailed as its ‘King’ for championing the city’s poor. He was a successful businessman, football supporter, Labor councillor and politician, and a dedicated prison reformer. However, he offended powerful people and was gaoled for sodomy in 1931 after questionable court proceedings. Hear historian Patricia Sumerling talk about Bert’s colourful and controversial life at the Duke of Brunswick Hotel where he was publican during World War I. Please stay for dinner (own cost) for some good history chat! Bookings essential.
Presented by Professional Historians Association (SA)