NSW hotels

The McLeods and Dungog’s Royal Hotel

The McLeod family ran the Royal Hotel at Dungog in the Hunter Region of NSW for 15 years. Tom McLeod was granted the license of the pub in 1925, and his son, Arthur took the reins in 1931. The McLeods… Read More ›

Pubs also defied government health orders during 1919 Spanish influenza pandemic

THE 2020/21 Covid-19 pandemic is not the first time an infectious disease has forced the closure of Australian pubs. Between January and September 1919, pneumonic influenza, commonly known as the ‘Spanish Flu’, killed 6,387 people in NSW, infecting as many… Read More ›

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