Burraga’s long gone pubs

AS the saying goes, Burraga on the central tablelands of NSW these days is ‘as dry as a dead dingo’s donga’ when it comes to pubs. The village lies 47km south west of Oberon, and about 67km south of Bathurst…. Read More ›

Bundaberg Distillery fire turned the Burnett into a river of rum

DURING a fierce electrical storm in 1936 a lightning bolt sparked a fire that completely destroyed Queensland’s famous Bundaberg rum distillery. Half a million gallons of rum and 100,000 gallons of methylated spirits (a by-product of rum) stood in the… Read More ›

Jim Cavill’s Surfers Paradise Hotel

    LARGE HOTEL DESTROYED Damage Estimated at £30,000 PRIVATEL ZOO SAVED. Brisbane, Monday: The well known Surfers Paradise Hotel near Southport was destroyed by fire early this morning. The hotel was destroyed, with the exception of a number of detached living cabins and a comprehensive private zoo. The… Read More ›

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