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Royal Hotel, Guyra

Royal Hotel Guyra 1924 ANU

The original Royal Hotel, Guyra, 1924. The Royal was demolished in 1936 and replaced with a new hotel, which continues to trade to this day. Photo: Noel Butlin Archives, Australian National University.

Lucky find in hotel.

During the demolition of the old Royal Hotel, Guyra, one of the workmen, in dismantling a window-sash in the bath room, found three half-sovereigns, the oldest dated 1883. Some traveller, possibly, had placed the coins on the window sill preparatory to having a morning shower, and the little gold pieces must have fallen into a crevice and were forgotten. The coins were well preserved. Several more half-sovereigns were found in clearing up the debris.

– Daily Examiner Tuesday 15 December 1936

Royal Hotel Guyra 1959 anu

The replacement Royal Hotel 1959. Photo: Noel Butlin Archives, Australian National University.

 

Royal Hotel Guyra NSW

The Royal Hotel, Guyra 2017. Photo: Google Streetview.

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