WAY before the online services of Trivago and Wotif, there were other means to search for tourist hotels to holiday. Most Australian states had a “hotel and boarding house directory”, a small booklet listing the hotels, their features and prices. Here are a dozen hotels featured in ‘The Hotel & Boarding House Directory of the principal cities, towns, and tourist resorts in Queensland’, issued by the Queensland Government Tourist Bureau in 1912. Images: National Library of Australia.
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