The Exeter Hotel, 246 Rundle Street, Adelaide, by Millie the Kid, 1987 ... you can see by the portraits on the left, below, that the Drinkster shotgun rider, George Grainger Aldridge spends quite a bit of time in this hallowed thirst emporium ... photos Philip White
Taylor's Words and Places explains that the Gaelic and Erse word for water is uisge. Whisky is a corruption of usque-baugh, the water of life. The Welsh Celtic for current is wysg, and water is gwy or wy. The Welsh river Wysg is called the Usk by the English. The Romans mispronounced this Isca, while another Isca, in Devonshire, became the Exe, and gave its name to Exeter. In other words, it's a perfect name for a great bohemian pub.