A LONELY DEATH WILCANNIA, Saturday. — Mr. Fred Petney, landlord of the Dry Lake Hotel, has reported to the police that he found the dead body of a swagman near his place on Tuesday. A man called at the hotel,… Read More ›
As Sydney sweltered in yesterday’s heat-wave hotels were popular. This was the scene at 1 pm in the Astra Hotel, Bondi. Average success of thirsty drinkers in the crowded bar was two drinks per hour. – The Sun (Sydney) Sunday 4 November 1945.
With temperatures rising to 90 degrees in Newcastle yesterday, the hotels were thronged with thirsty customers – so thirsty that the beer supplies failed in some cases. This group made a typical scene during the afternoon. – Newcastle Morning Herald Thursday 1 January 1948.