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Roll-up, roll-up, a pub once owned by the circus: Ballina’s Occidental Hotel

By MICK ROBERTS © SOME would describe rowdy nights at the pub – especially towards ‘last drinks’ – as a bit of a circus. So, it seems kind-of appropriate the matriarch of the famous Perry Brothers Circus, Mary Ellen Perry,… Read More ›

Outback sands reclaim ‘The Beer With No Pub’, at Yanco Glen

By MICK ROBERTS © SADLY the striking red sands and hardy outback desert shrubs have reclaimed where once the Yanco Glen Hotel served-up icey cold beers to weary travellers. Made nationally famous by the iconic promotional photograph of legendary country… Read More ›

Two true tales from the bar of the long-gone Wollongong Hotel

A BEAUT yarn I recall about a long departed Wollongong pub happened back in the early 1980s during my employment with the now defunct Australian government telecommunications company, Telecom. Basically, my job as an assistant linesman involved helping repair and… Read More ›

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