Hides Hotel: How the O’Haras lost their Cairns Hotel legacy

By MICK ROBERTS © THE O’Hara family just couldn’t shake the legacy of their predecessors. Despite the Hides not building or hosting the landmark hotel at the corner of Lake and Shields Streets, in the northern Queensland city of Cairns,… Read More ›

Customers at the Queensland Hotel, Coolangatta queued when beer was in short supply

RETIRED journalist and one time publican, Philip Derriman, now living with his wife in Oberon, on the NSW Southern Highlands, has put together this interesting story for Time Gents about his father, Bernard Derriman. My father, Bernard Derriman (1902-77), widely… Read More ›

Publican to the miners: ‘Bold Mac’, of the Murchison goldfields

John McManaway was a famed Western Australian publican, who hosted three pubs to the heavy drinking miners of the Murchison goldfields. Known far and wide as ‘Bold McManaway’, or simply ‘Mac’, the Irishman was said to have feared nothing, was always up-for-a-fight –… Read More ›

Two resilient landladies, two remarkable women: Tattersall’s Hotel, Barringun

ONCE a landmark on the lonely road from Bourke to Queensland, flames and controversy have abruptly ended over 130 years of history at Barringun’s Tattersall’s Hotel. The original historic timber inn was tragically reduced to ashes on Christmas Eve 2017… Read More ›

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