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  • Tiger Hotel Tantanoola

    The two Tantanoola tigers IN 1884 near Tantanoola in South Australia’s south east a Bengal tiger supposedly escaped from a travelling circus. A search was mounted, but the tiger was never found. The South Australian Register reported on Tuesday 2 May 1893:… Read More ›

  • Four in Hand Hotel, Paddington

    BOUND BODY OF PENSIONER IN HOTEL SYDNEY, Monday – An 85 years old pensioner, Herbert Sidney Butler, was found dead today in his ransacked bed room in the Four-In-Hand Hotel, Paddington. He is believed to have, been attacked by burglars. He… Read More ›

  • Tinned beer

    DARWIN’S LATEST Tinned beer! One and six a Can! Guaranteed true to label. These may be typical headlines in future advertisements in Darwin. On Thursday’s mailplane a local storekeeper received a few sample tins of tinned beer, guaranteed of ever… Read More ›

  • Lorne Hotel, Lorne

    THE VARIETIES OF SUBURBAN LIFE – A CURIOUS COW. At the Colac Court, Victoria, Nellie Rooke, licensee of the Lorne Hotel, sued J. T. Anderson, storekeeper, of Lorne, for trespass by a cow. The cow was a source of constant… Read More ›

  • Woolpack Hotel, Parramatta

    LIKE GOOD WINE. Mr. T. Lockett, mine host of the Woolpack Hotel, Parramatta, with his speedy filly Lady Garlock, who recently won two races at Menangle. –The Cumberland Argus (Parramatta, NSW) Thursday 28 March 1929 THE GLAD HAND. Messrs, A…. Read More ›

  • Emu Hotel, Parramatta

    WITH HIS THROAT CUT. Sydney, Tuesday. An old age pensioner named James Lawson was found today in a stable at the Emu Hotel, Parramatta, with his throat cut. He had been seeking admission to the asylum. He is in a critical… Read More ›

  • War time glass deposit

    One Shilling deposit is demanded on these glasses being handed to beer drinkers in a Townsville hotel. No beer is served until all glasses are issued. If glass is chipped or broken drinker forfeits the shilling. – The Sun (Sydney, NSW)… Read More ›

  • The National Hotel, Launceston

    The publican who tampered with time By MICK ROBERTS NEXT time you stay to stumps at your local pub, don’t always trust that clock behind the bar when you’re told to drink-up – it may be a little fast. When… Read More ›

  • The North Perth Hotel

    Christmas Beer Lost! Fifteen dozen of beer were smashed beyond all recovery in the backyard of the North Perth Hotel today, but an S.O.S. soon made good the loss in stock. A malevolent ‘dry’ well did the damage. The accident… Read More ›

  • Durban Club Hotel, Sydney

    Beheaded in 60 feet fall from hotel A man who crashed 60 feet from a city hotel during the night struck a beam while falling and was decapitated. He was walter James Garlick, 40, duco-sprayer, the father of four children…. Read More ›