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Bert Edwards' Compton Street tea rooms (State Library of SA B 1831)

Who was Bert Edwards, King of the West End?

Bert Edwards was born in obscurity in 1888, reputedly the illegitimate son of a famous figure. He grew up in the slums of the west end of Adelaide and eventually became the ‘King’, with connections and influence everywhere. He was a city councillor, parliamentarian and philanthropist, but was imprisoned because of a sexual scandal. Patricia Sumerling will present his colourful life, which she extensively researched for her book, Bert Edwards: King of the West End, published by Wakefield Press (2019), for which the Historical Society of SA awarded her the 2020 Keain Medal. Bookings essential.

Presented by Marion Historical Society


Wed 19 May, 7.30-8.30pm


Club Marion, Lvl 1, Function room 2, 262 Sturt Rd, Marion



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Heather, 0417 883 909,


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