NSW hotels

The Sydney Inn of Long Ago: When Quaint Signs Creaked Over the Doorways

“Whoe’er has travelled life’s dull round, ‘Where’er his stages may have been, May sigh to think he still has found The warmest welcome at an Inn.” SHORTLY after white settlement, Sydney had an assortment of public houses with quaint names… Read More ›

The Hero of The Rocks

By LESLIE F. HANNON TURN down any of the jigsaw streets on the northernside of Wynyard Square, run down the rock-hewn steps, slip through the twisting lanes behind the bondstores, and you are standing in chapter one of Australia’s history. The stout chipped stone blocks of the hotels, shops, warehouses, and residential that crowd the foot paths can tell… Read More ›

Publicans and guests ‘got by’ in one-day hotel strike

Illawarra Mercury Thursday 8 December 1949: Hotel bars in the Illawarra district were closed on Thursday owing to the one day stop work meeting of members of the Hotels and Restaurant Employees’ Union. For publicans’ wives and families it was one of the busiest days on record,… Read More ›

Grosvenor Hotel, Ultimo – Man kicked to death

IN the early hours of New Year’s morning a horse trainer named Robert Crooks, 28, was brutally done to death in Quay-street, Ultimo. Crooks received dreadful injuries at the hands and feet of his cowardly assailants; but,notwithstanding the fearful nature of his injuries, did net… Read More ›

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