The Assembly Hotel, at the corner of Hunter and Phillip Streets, Sydney, was famous for its teetotalling cockatoo in the 1940s. Smith, as he was known, was said to be a religious cocky, and always bowed its head when the… Read More ›
THE Queensland city of Rockhampton is known as the beef capital of Australia. So when you’re in that neck of the woods, don’t be surprised to hear a few tales about their prized cattle. Like the time when three stockmen… Read More ›
DURING the 1950s, Sydney’s Star Hotel became known for its boozing budgie, Peter. The long-gone Star was located at the corner of Dalley and George Streets near Circular Quay, in Sydney’s CBD. The pub, which was tied to Toohey’s brewery,… Read More ›
This Sydney carter has the “kindness to animals” spirit. In the terrific heat recently, he had a pot of beer himself and then “shouted” for his horse. – The Longreach Leader November 28 1936.