Camelia Grove Hotel, Alexandria

‘Push’ Feud in Sydney A YOUNG man fired a revolver into a group of men outside the Camelia Grove Hotel, Alexandria, Sydney, last Friday night, and John Edward Thornton (34), a railway worker, of Brandling street, Alexandria, fell to the… 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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