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Victoria’s Oldest Pub License: The Gordon Hotel, Portland

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THE Gordon Hotel, Portland, built by the Henty family in the early days. The timber,   which was pit sawn, was brought from Tasmania, whilst the doors are of European cedar. Originally the building had a shingle roof.

– Sydney Mail Wednesday 29 August 1934.

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Plaque on the wall of the Gordon Hotel, Portland. Picture: Supplied

The Gordon Hotel, located at 63 Bentinck Street Portland, was established in 1842 as the Commercial Inn and was rebuilt as the Gordon Hotel in 1890. The hotel is still trading under the oldest continuous license issued in Victoria.
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Gordon Hotel, Portland, Victoria. Picture: Supplied


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  1. Thought The Duke of Wellington and the Mac Hotel were issued in 1835? 5 years earlier than 1840.

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