Tasmania hotels

Pugnacious publican

The New Sydney Hotel, Bathurst Street Hobart, Tasmania. Photo: Google Streetview Richard Morrison, a cabman, obtained a verdict of £5 against George Eaves, licenee of the New Sydney Hotel, Bathurst street, Hobart in the Supreme Court today. The evidence Fix… Read More ›

The 1929 Launceston flood

THE Inveresk and York Park Precinct in Launceston, Tasmania, once Tasmania’s largest industrial site, is now the major cultural heart of the city. In April 1929, the worst flood in Tasmanian history hit the Launceston area, lasting several days. Heavy rains… Read More ›

Pub scrap album

PUBS often featured in the pages of newspapers, revealing a fascinating glimpse into the workings and culture of Australian communities and in particular working class men and women. Here are a selection: FOR 44 years she has served beer. In… Read More ›

Publican painter

Although he will be 86 on March 17 Mr. Sagar Whittle is still able to make neat work of a painting job on the Duke of York Hotel, in the city, which he owns. Mr. Whittle said yesterday that he had painted the hotel each year for the past six… Read More ›