Commercial’s plucky barmaid

PLUCKY BARMAID When Jack Quigley, a former noted jockey, and now licensee of the Commercial Hotel, Bathurst, was attacked by a man with great ferocity, a barmaid, Mary McNamara, picked up a mallet, used to open barrels of beer, and… Read More ›

The Land We Live Inn: Drunken gold-digger had his locks lopped while asleep in Sofala pub

ONE afternoon in the year 1858 Bill Simpson visited a little weatherboard pub known as The Land We Live Inn for a few rums. The single-storey weatherboard pub traded in the gold-mining town of Sofala, about 40km north of Bathurst on the NSW central tablelands,… Read More ›

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