Queensland hotels

The mysterious Jim Cavill and his Surfers Paradise Hotel

By MICK ROBERTS © WHAT could be a more fitting story for Surfers Paradise then the rags-to-riches tale of a barber, who rose to become one of Queensland’s most successful businessmen through clever exaggeration, media manipulation and showmanship? James Freeman… Read More ›

Giant crocodile captivated visitors at Emu Park’s Pine Beach Hotel for decades

By MICK ROBERTS © THE unique north Queensland tendency of displaying stuffed crocodiles in pubs is said to have originated in Rockhampton, where the reptiles were once common, and fearless hunters were always on the ready to supply hotel hosts… 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 Central Tablelands, has put together this interesting story for Time Gents about his father, Bernard Derriman. My father, Bernard Derriman (1902-77), widely… Read More ›

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