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Melbourne Hotels

Sydney’s Chloe & the Sussex Hotel

By MICK ROBERTS © THE rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney is legendary. While Melbourne is often regarded as the fashion, arts, and cultural capital of Australia, Sydney may be called the finance and media capital – more a party town, I suppose. This can… 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 ›