Finlaysons traces its origins back to 1850, just fourteen years after South Australia was colonised. The chart below traces the firm’s evolution from Ayers & Ayers to Finlaysons.
Photographs from our archives identify the landmark buildings from which Finlaysons has operated since 1905.
Eagle Chambers and Town Hall
King William Street Adelaide c 1890 – 1905
Image courtesy of the State Library of South Australia SLSA:B36279
City Chambers 16 Pirie Street Adelaide
1905 to 1966 (Date of Photo Unknown)
Copied from Michael Burden
Adelaide a photographic record, Melbourne, OUP, c 1983
Pirie Street Adelaide
1966 to 1981 (Photo 1927)
Image courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
211 Victoria Square
The firm moved into the SGIC Building, 211 Victoria Square on 4 May 1981 and became known as Finlaysons.
81 Flinders Street Adelaide
December 1990 (Photo 1990s)
Finlaysons’ current premises opened for business on Monday 10 December 1990