Fire Destroys Hughenden Pub

hughenden fire
Photo, by W. C. Storey.
A BIG fire occurred in Hughenden, North Queensland, on June 11. The buildings destroyed included the Railway Hotel, livery stables, five shops, several business offices, and a large store. The damage is estimated at close on £6000, about half of which is covered by insurance. The inmates of the hotel practically saved nothing.
The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, Wednesday, June 24, 1903.

Great Western Hotel Hughenden Queensland 1892


As the western terminus of the Northern Railway, Hughenden commands the business of a territory twice as large as Great Britain, and on that account is essentially a town of big stores and hotels. The most recently erected, most imposing, and most comfortable is, undoubtedly, ‘The Great Western’, of which a sketch is given above. It is the most commodious hotel west of Charters Towers, and must do a great business. It has recently been taken over by Mr A. D. D. Moir, so well-known and liked as managing clerk for Messrs. Brodziak and Rodgers, Townsville, who will, no doubt, be a pronounced success in his new vocation.

– North Queensland Register,  December 21, 1892.


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