Centennial Hotel Helensburgh

The Tweed’s heroic publican

By MICK ROBERTS © SAID to be a modest man, publican James Alexander Martin managed to keep from an official government inquest how he saved the life of a drowning man when he gave evidence in 1914. Jim Martin was… Read More ›

Debauchery at Sutherland’s Railway Hotel, where half-naked, drunken men fought, their ‘faces bruised and torn’

By MICK ROBERTS © THE workers camps that sprang up for the men building the South Coast railway and improvements to the Royal National Park, south of Sydney, during the mid to late 1880s became notorious for their violence and… Read More ›

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