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Publican’s sign becomes tombstone

By MICK ROBERTS © IN a small cemetery in Victoria’s highlands, legend has it that publican John Treffry was buried with his hotel signboard as his headstone. John Treffry hosted the Running Creek Hotel from the late 1860s through to… Read More ›

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The Hero of The Rocks

By LESLIE F. HANNON TURN down any of the jigsaw streets on the northernside of Wynyard Square, run down the rock-hewn steps, slip through the twisting lanes behind the bondstores, and you are standing in chapter one of Australia’s history. The stout chipped stone blocks of the hotels, shops, warehouses, and residential that crowd the foot paths can tell… Read More ›

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