Commercial Hotel Wollongong

Tragic tale of Edward killalea and his death at Wollongong’s Commercial Hotel

By MICK ROBERTS © WHEN an Illawarra civic leader died on the sofa of Wollongong’s Commercial Hotel in 1872 the news caused a sensation. Edward Killalea was elected to the Shellharbour Municipal Council just two years before his death in 1872… Read More ›

Wollongong’s hotel shortage: ‘Double banking’ and in some cases, beds have three shifts a day!

THE hotels in Wollongong, south of Sydney, went through a major transformation during the 1930s, following a population explosion after the establishment of Hoskins Iron and Steel Works at Port Kembla in 1927. The works, a few kilometres south of Wollongong,… Read More ›

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