Western Australia hotels

The Duke of Cornwall, Kalgoorlie

BUSINESS enterprise and high confidence in the future of this town and district have just endowed Kalgoorlie with a new hotel, which distinctly adorns the upper end of Hannan Street. This new house, the Duke of Cornwall (pictured) has been… Read More ›


Shenton Park Hotel

THE publican of the Shenton Park Hotel came to a nasty demise in 1928, after accidentally swallowing poison. The hotel was built in 1907 on the corner of Nicholson and Derby Roads, Shenton Park, now a suburb of Perth, Western… Read More ›

Early closing farce

Plea of ‘No Beer’ Although State licensing laws prescribe 9am to 9pm for hotel trading, six hotels in Perth‘s city block closed well before 9 o’clock on Saturday night. Reason given in every case was ‘no beer.’ Because of complaints… Read More ›

Court Hotel, Bulong

THIS grainy old image from a 1897 newspaper is the Court Hotel, which was established in what is now an abandoned gold mining town in Western Australia. Bulong was a bustling settlement located 580kms east of Perth in the Goldfields-Esperance… Read More ›

Oraya Palace Hotel, Sandstone

THE THIRSTY GOLDFIELDS: The Oroya Palace Hotel at Sandstone in 1912. The proprietor, John McManaway, was an old Murchison identity. He is shown in the photograph standing on the curbing. – Western Mail (Perth WA) Thursday 17 June 1937.