Queen’s Hotel Wollongong

The magistrate and the reformed drunkard

MICK ROBERTS © WELL over six feet tall and solidly built, Andrew Lysaght was an imposing and colourful Illawarra pioneer. A magistrate, who resigned after a parliamentary inquiry found he called the Wollongong Police Sergeant an “old woman”, he wasn’t afraid… Read More ›

The Kennedy brothers and their unsuccessful attempt at respectability

By MICK ROBERTS © THE Kennedy brothers’ attempts at respectability in Australia seemed to have started off on the right foot. The three Irishmen, Hugh, John and Richard, built a portfolio of properties, and established a profitable cattle trading business,… Read More ›

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