Royal Hotel Perth

Dry old argument: Beer shortages forced Perth’s pubs to close before required time of 9pm

WHILE eastern states like NSW and Victoria endured 6pm closing of pubs last century, Western Australia’s later time of 9pm didn’t give drinkers too much advantage. With beer rationing or quotas introduced as a consequence of the war, Perth’s pubs… Read More ›

Gordon was no ‘hack’ hotelier: A publican who made a coffin from beer cases

By MICK ROBERTS © GORDON Guy Hack was one of Western Australia’s most successful hoteliers during the first half of the 20th century. At his death he hosted one of Perth’s largest pubs, and was among the state’s wealthiest hoteliers…. Read More ›

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