Prince of Wales Hotel, Sydney

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The Prince of Wales Hotel, southern corner of Rawson Street and George Street, Sydney 1949. The pub has now been demolished. Photo: Noel Butlin Archives, Australian National University.

Ctran malay barman 1942HINESE barman K. W. Tan (right), who used to shake cocktails on Burns, Philp steamers, now pulls beers at the Prince of Wales Hotel, George Street; City [Sydney].

Tan, a refugee from Malaya, was placed at the hotel to release another man for military service.

Tan still yearns for the old days, when as No. 1 barman on Island ships, his “Tan Special” cocktail used, to make the passengers blink and ask for more.

– The Daily Telegraph Sunday 12 July 1942.

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The site of the now demolished Prince of Wales Hotel today, corner of Rawson Street and George Street Sydney. Photo: Google Streetview.

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