Tattersalls Hotel Wollongong

Wollongong’s hotel shortage: ‘Double banking’ and in some cases, beds have three shifts a day!

THE hotels in Wollongong, south of Sydney, went through a major transformation during the 1930s, following a population explosion after the establishment of Hoskins Iron and Steel Works at Port Kembla in 1927. The works, a few kilometres south of Wollongong,… Read More ›

Three men slept in shifts in one bed over 24 hours! Wollongong’s hotel bed shortages

THE population of the Wollongong region exploded after Charles Hoskins entered into an agreement with the NSW Government to build a steelworks at Port Kembla in 1927. In 1936, BHP acquired Australian Iron and Steel Limited and production at Port Kembla increased rapidly… Read More ›

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