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Melbourne’s Apollo Inn traded for over eight decades

By Mick Roberts © ALTHOUGH Melbourne’s Apollo Inn clearly displayed 1844 on its parapet, there seems to be a discrepancy in the pub’s establishment year. The Apollo Inn was rebuilt from a single-storey structure, containing four bedrooms and four sitting… Read More ›

Carlton’s United States Hotel publican charged with murder after shooting dead an intruder

THE publican of Carlton’s United States Hotel had endured four raids by thieves within nine months before shooting dead an intruder in May 1925. Publican John Maxwell O’Shea shot Henry ‘Pony’ Dodds while he was attempting to climb over the… Read More ›

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