Illawarra Hotels

Charles Hotel, Fairy Meadow

THE misfortunes of a landmark pub in a town on the central-western plains of NSW enabled the Charles Hotel at Fairy Meadow to open for business on September 15 1955. The Charles was built and established by the Waterhouse family, well-known… Read More ›


Bulli’s Copper Derby

By Syd Fairs* DURING the mid 1960s when middies of beer were nine cents and schooners a few cents more, customers generally left their copper change on the bars of local pubs where licensees usually donated this money to charity…. Read More ›

Publican takes it easy

Mr John Dorahy, president of the Illawarra branch of the U.L.V.A. (Later Australian Hotels Association), and licensee of the Wollongong Hotel, spent last Thursday ‘resting up,’ when employees at his hotel decided to join in a stoppage for 24 hours… Read More ›