They’re not frighetened now…
Maryborough children examining this crocodile in the Royal Hotel weren’t frightened any more. The “croc” was dead. It was shot recently in the Mary River by Mr. S. Goldenstein, as he was passing the monster in a launch. The body of the “croc” was found several days later by a party of Maryborough fishermen.
–The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld.) Friday 4 July 1947.
The Royal Hotel is a heritage-listed building, located on the corner of Kent and Bazaar streets, Maryborough, Queensland.
The current building was constructed in 1902 by Rockhampton architects Eaton and Bates, for Maryborough pioneer R.M. Hyne. The original two-storeyed timber hotel which preceded the current building, on the same site, was established in 1856 by another prominent Maryborough citizen, E.T. Aldridge
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