Melbourne Hotels

Publican composer

MELBOURNE, Saturday.— A song composed by the licensee of a well-known Melbourne hotel made musical history this week when it became the first Australian composition  to top the sheet music sales. The song  is “Goodnight, Mr. Moon.” The composer, Mr. Allan Ryan, licensee of Young and Jackson’s Hotel, said today: “Band-leader William… Read More ›

Hotel useful at 21, dies worth millions

“Jimmy” Richardson, the biggest figure in Australia’s hotel trade, died yesterday, aged 87. True to his life long principles of hard workand frugality, he worked at his accounts and signing of cheques until the eve of his death. He died in his bed at the Hotel Alexander at 10am,after… Read More ›

The Popular Pub: When the Wowser Breasts the Bar.

THE Legislative Assembly has decided to permit publicans to sell non-intoxicating drinks after 9.30pm. It is expected that local publicans will follow the example of Glasgow by converting their hotels into social tea and refreshment rooms during prohibited hours.  – Truth (Melbourne, Victoria edition), Saturday 2 October 1915,… Read More ›

Licensing Police Solve Case of Disappearing Men

Find Them Hiding in Hotel Cellar Amongst Beer Barrels. Recently the Licensing Police, covertly posted,observed several men enter a South Melbourne hotel about 9.30 p.m. Deciding that a good ‘bag’ was gathered, they knocked and, after some delay, were admitted to the premises. A search… Read More ›

His prank caught him on the hops

A CITY publican had to serve free beer to hundreds of thirsty customers yesterday because of a practical joke. He is Mr. Jack Mulcahy, licensee of the Grosvenor Hotel, Little Collins st (Melbourne, Victoria). Two of Mr. Mulcahy’s friends early this week posted notices on walls around… Read More ›

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