Sydney hotels

Tragic death of the founder of Prospect’s Royal Cricketers’ Arms

FORMER publican, Jim Manning had been missing for over 24 hours when his son discovered his blood saturated body in bushland in Sydney’s west in 1927. Jim’s death at the age of 73 was a tragic end to the life… Read More ›

Constables caught-out having after-hour New Year’s Eve drinks at Erskineville’s Imperial Hotel

FOUR Sydney police constables were caught-out on New Year’s Eve 1930 when they called into an Erskineville pub for after hours’ celebratory drinks with the publican. Constables Robert Ramsay, Alfred Costello, William Mowbray and William Grover were each fined 10… Read More ›

Carlton & United Breweries rolling out 2,000 barrels of free beer to help pubs through pandemic

  Carlton & United Breweries is rolling out 2,000 barrels of free beer to help pubs and clubs survive the coronavirus crisis. Having already raised more than $1 million in cash for struggling pubs and clubs through the For the Love… Read More ›

Spanish influenza pandemic closed Sydney’s pubs for almost a month in 1919

  BETWEEN January and September 1919, pneumonic influenza, commonly known as the ‘Spanish Flu’, killed 6,387 people in New South Wales, infecting as many as 290,000 in Metropolitan Sydney alone. The pandemic threw the people and Government of the State… Read More ›

Plaza Hotel, Sydney had the first fully automated glass washing machine in NSW

THE first automated glass-washing machine in New South Wales, and the second in Australia, was installed in the bar of the Plaza Hotel, above Wynyard Railway Station, George Street, Sydney in 1946. When Plaza Hotel manager, Alphonse Parer switched on… Read More ›

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