“QUONDONG HOTEL, 33 miles from anywhere. Half-way house on the Menindee to Broken Hill coach line.”
– The Sydney Mail, Wednesday, October 26, 1910.
By MICK ROBERTS ©
ALL that remains in the arid outback surrounds of where the Quondong Hotel traded is its rubble, and a resilient lone peppercorn tree, planted by Rosetta Sugars, the wife of the first publican, William Sugars.
The tree is a reminder of a once popular and essential wayside pub that traded for just over a century, shutting its doors in 2000, before it burnt to the ground the following year.
The Quondong Hotel, a single storey timber and corrugated iron structure, was located 50km south east of Broken Hill on the Menindee Road, on the banks of the mostly dry Stephens Creek.
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