At the height of its activity in the 1890s, the wine company of B Seppelt & Sons was the largest in Australia. In 2007 an Australian consortium called The Seppeltsfield Estate Trust bought the Seppeltsfield winery with a view to maintaining its winemaking traditions and reputation for hospitality.
Opened in 1940 as a replacement for the original Jervois Bridge, the Birkenhead Bridge was the first to employ a double-bascule design in Australia, and continues to function as a critical link between Port Adelaide and Lefevre Peninsula.
George Ian Ogilvie Duncan, a lecturer in law at the University of Adelaide, drowned on 10 May after being thrown into the River Torrens. Rumours spread that officers from the vice squad engaged in ‘poofter bashing’ had killed Duncan.