Sydney hotels

Identity of man found dead at North Sydney hotel remains mystery almost 60 years later

THE identity of a man found dead at North Sydney’s long-gone Rest Hotel has remained a mystery for almost 60 years. The man, who was staying at the hotel under the name of ‘K. Cox’, was found dead in the… Read More ›

Against all odds: Despite an abusive husband, hotelier Margaret Radestock became a successful business woman

By MICK ROBERTS © DEFYING the odds, Margaret Tabitha Radestock was a successful hotelier, who despite an abusive husband, and antiquated licensing laws, became a wealthy and respected South Australian businesswoman. The daughter of German winemakers, Margaret, after almost 20… Read More ›

The White Horses of Newtown & St Peters: Three pubs with a rich & sometimes dark history

By MICK ROBERTS © WHITE Horse Inn owner and coach operator, Jimmy Richardson reportedly faked a gold strike at Newtown during 1852, attracting hundreds of fortune-seekers to the sparsely settled township less than six kilometres from Sydney. Richardson’s coaching company… Read More ›

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