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Publicans

Newcastle Hotel, Sydney

“A kid of 14 painted a couple of trees on the way home from school, came here, and stuck the picture on the wall in the pub. It was there for months. He came in every day. ‘Have you sold… Read More ›

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Waterworks Hotel, Botany

THE Waterworks Hotel at Botany will reach a significant milestone next year when it marks its 150 year anniversay. Named after the nearby Sydney Waterworks, which was established in 1858, the little pub at the corner of Bay Street and… Read More ›

Tabulam Hotel, Tabulam

JIM Jordan was known as “The Prince of Hotelkeepers”. He had the Tabulam Hotel, in the far north-east of NSW, between Tenterfield and Casino, on the Clarence River from 1909 until his death in 1925. Jim’s reputation for giving free accommodation… Read More ›

How to pull a beer

  THIS week an American visitor complained of the way beer is served in Sydney hotels – This week 27 barmaids and barmen employed by a well-known Sydney hotelkeeper, received with their pay envelopes, instructions on the art of pulling… Read More ›

The Singing Publican

  By MICK ROBERTS © A FLAMBOYANT opera singer, who gained his stage name from actress Ann Sheridan, was the publican responsible for giving Jamberoo its English Tudor style pub. The larger than life character is said to have renovated… Read More ›