Murderer shot the wrong man outside Sydney’s Camelia Grove Hotel

AN ongoing feud between Cecil ‘Tibby’ Bell and the Thornton brothers came to a tragic end outside the public bar of the Camelia Grove Hotel in Sydney’s inner-south on a summer’s night in 1930. Born in 1910, Tibby Bell grew-up… Read More ›

The Baby Farmers: The former Wollongong publicans who murdered a dozen babies

By MICK ROBERTS © THE 19th century produced many notorious publicans. Arguably though, none were as notorious as the ‘baby farmers’, John and Sarah Makin, one time hosts of Wollongong’s Royal Alfred Hotel. John and Sarah Jane Makin were convicted in 1893… Read More ›

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