Queensland hotels

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 ›

Pub resorts to sawn-off bottles, jars and enamel mugs during war time beer glass shortages

AUSTERITY BEER MUGS BEER AT Hides Hotel, Cairns, is served in sawn-off beer bottles, coffee jars, enamel mugs, and honey jars. The manager says all the hotel’s drinking glasses have been “souvenired.” Prices for drinks range from 9d to 3/6,… Read More ›

Kingaroy’s not-so temporary Broadway Hotel

THIS grand structure was branded Queensland’s strangest hotel in 1934. The “temporary bar”, serving the license purposes of the Broadway Hotel, near Kingaroy, had been serving-up beer for 21 months when this grainy photo was published in the Brisbane Week on January… Read More ›

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