Queensland hotels

Imperial Hotel, Innisfail

‘Mr White’ the croc hunter THE Imperial Hotel at Innisfail in far northern Queensland sat across the road from the Johnstone River, a notorious waterway known for crocodiles. The large timber two-storey hotel was the preferred accommodation for game hunters… Read More ›

Serves ’em up fast, does Mollie…

Mollie Hanley, 19-year-old champion Townsville barmaid, pouring beer at the record rate of 18 glasses in 20 seconds. Townsville drinkers nominate her to beat any girl for speedy beer serving. – Wellington Times (NSW) Monday 17 January 1944  

Charters Towers’ pubs

  COLLINS’ EXCHANGE HOTEL. One of the institutions of Charters Towers is “Collins’,” perhaps the most widely-known of all North Queensland Hotels. The proprietors, Messrs. E. Collins and E. Tubbs, were mates in New South Wales and on Gympie, and… Read More ›

Shilling glass deposit

One Shilling deposit is demanded on these glasses being handed to beer drinkers in a Townsville hotel. No beer is served until all glasses are issued. If glass is chipped or broken drinker forfeits the shilling. – The Sun (Sydney, NSW) Friday 24 December 1943.