Melbourne Hotels

Grim coincidence

WILLIAM Morrow was employed by the Melbourne Harbour Trust to look after the Dredge Latrobe. The 56-year-old single man lived on board the dredge. One evening in June 1910 he went up into Yarraville to buy some groceries, bought them,… Read More ›

Pub crawl with a twist

RETURNED soldier Jim Moody, of East St. Kilda, Melbourne, crawled one mile, from Spring-st to Spencer-st, Melbourne, carrying a glass of beer to win a £5 bet that Middle East men were “tougher” than New Guinea veterans. – Toodyay Herald… Read More ›

Mooreland Hotel, Brunswick

SUDDEN DEATH. Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Violet Amy Preston, wife of the licensee of the Moreland Hotel, Brunswick (Vic.), died suddenly. She was working in the bar during the morning. Later she retired to a private parlor, where she fell asleep… Read More ›

Counter punch

IT could only happen in Melbourne. The Victorian branch of the ULVA has ordered its members not to serve counter lunches*. More than 50 city and suburban publicans openly flouted the ban today, ordering large stocks of sandwiches. Stated opinion… Read More ›