Plaza Hotel Sydney

Plaza Hotel, Sydney had the first fully automated glass washing machine in NSW

THE first automated glass-washing machine in New South Wales, and the second in Australia, was installed in the bar of the Plaza Hotel, above Wynyard Railway Station, George Street, Sydney in 1946. When Plaza Hotel manager, Alphonse Parer switched on… Read More ›

Before Kings Cross, Wynyard was Sydney’s ‘trouble spot’ for drunken behaviour

EIGHTY years before Kings Cross gained a reputation as a trouble spot for drunken behaviour (which lead to the controversial 2014 Sydney lock-out laws*) the streets around Wynyard had earned a similar status. Police described Wynyard as “one of the… Read More ›

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