Australian Hotels

Road trip: Pubs of the Northern Territory’s ‘Never Never’

By MICK ROBERTS © THE pubs of the Northern Territory are full to the brim with terrific tales – some tall, some true – but most of all, entertaining; Like the one about when the host of Mataranka Hotel, Nellie… Read More ›

The Aussie pub named after a French president: The Cropper family’s two bush pubs

By MICK ROBERTS © THE Cropper family had a tragic start as hoteliers in the New England region of NSW. The family helped establish the historic Marshal MacMahon Hotel at Wallabadah, about 18 kilometres south of Tamworth, when William Cropper… Read More ›

We’re entering our 10th year! Here’s the top 10 stories over the past decade

WE’RE entering our 10th year of publication! Who would have thought it’s been a decade since ‘Time Gents, Australian Pub Project’ began bringing you the colourful yarns, our road trips and stories about this country’s wonderful watering holes. To mark… Read More ›

Broome’s Continental Hotel was established by Filipino pearler

By MICK ROBERTS © NOT many pubs could claim a ‘king’ as their ‘yardman’. Broome’s Continental Hotel in the Kimberley region of Western Australia has that distinction. Aboriginal elder, ‘King Mackie’ was the ‘boots’ or ‘roustabout’ at the Continental Hotel… Read More ›

Last drinks for 150-year-old Concord pub, hosted by three generations of the one family

By MICK ROBERTS © FOLLOWING hot on the heels of the demolition of Parramatta’s historic Royal Oak Hotel, the NSW Government is about to rase another of Sydney’s landmark pubs in the name of public transport infrastructure. With much controversy… Read More ›