Perth Hotels

Shenton Park Hotel’s publican met a nasty death

THE publican of the Shenton Park Hotel met a painful death in 1928, after accidentally swallowing poison from a cup, left in the bathroom by his daughter for cleaning purposes. Veteran goldfields publican Jim Durkin drank the liquid version of… Read More ›

Dry old argument: Beer shortages forced Perth’s pubs to close before required time of 9pm

WHILE eastern states like NSW and Victoria endured 6pm closing of pubs last century, Western Australia’s later time of 9pm didn’t give drinkers too much advantage. With beer rationing or quotas introduced as a consequence of the war, Perth’s pubs… Read More ›

Reverend Sander’s visit to Perth’s ‘seamier pubs’ found nothing ‘disgusting’

THE man with his hand on a bar room door in Perth is the general secretary of the Victorian Temperance Alliance, the Rev. E. S. Sanders. He is an investigator for the Victorian Royal Commission into liquor problems. After visiting a dozen of Perth’s seamier hotels he said,… Read More ›

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