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Imperial Hotel, Inverell

Imperial Hotel Inverell NSW 1949 ANU

The Imperial Hotel, Inverell, NSW, 1949. Picture: Noel Butlin Archives, Australian National University

imperial hotel inverell 1951

On the job for 85 years

THREE employees of the Imperial Hotel, Inverell (NSW) have spent a total of 85 years at the one hotel.

William Henderson (left) has been barman for 27 years, says he has opened between 15,000 and 20,000 kegs of beer.

Mrs Florrie O’Brien started as a casual waitress 42 years ago, says she regards the job now as a permanent one.

Tom Dafter, chef (right), says he has pre-pared 1,747,200 meals in his 16 years at the Imperial — a lot of meals for a pressure-cooker, let alone a cook.

– Sydney Sun 10 June 1951

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