The vision be born from a love of gin, rum, and family. Five Generations ago being seafaring types the Hains family came across on boats to settle in Port Adelaide. Here they lived and prospered as the family grew. The Admiral’s great grandfather partnered with a gentleman to started a furniture shop on Hindley St called Hains Hunkin, on the site of what is now the Grand Chancellor Hotel.
In the end taking he took full control of the business, which Ralph Louis Frederick Hains (Grandfather) then took over. At the time of retirement Ralf sold the business to another gentleman who was taking it on as a going concern, to my Grandfathers dismay he ended breaking the business up and selling of the pieces, leaving long serving staff and friends to find employment elsewhere.
To that end we are bringing the Hains name back to Hindley St, or at least close to it.
Our ship be only as good the crew, and they are the ones plied with the task of Lifting Spirits.