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Melbourne Hotels

In praise of the pub

By Ken Schapel he charm of the Australian pub — distinguished from the hotel — lies in its simplicity. No criticism can divest it of that. The pub belongs to the country, the hotel to the city and bigger provincial… Read More ›

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Melbourne inns that have gone

By ERNEST McCAUGHAN TO ANYONE ACQUAINTED WITH MELBOURNE in the last century nothing is more striking than the disappearance of many popular city hotels. Few today recall their whereabouts, much less their hosts, though some were personalities. The Union Club,… Read More ›

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 ›