The Rocks

Long drought ends for beer drinkers

ALMOST A LOST ART – drinkers lining the bar at the Orient Hotel, George-street North, today, where the beer “came on” at 11.20 am. There was little talk. – The Sun (Sydney, NSW)Wednesday 10 April 1946. * The end of World War II meant… Read More ›

The Hero of The Rocks

By LESLIE F. HANNON TURN down any of the jigsaw streets on the northernside of Wynyard Square, run down the rock-hewn steps, slip through the twisting lanes behind the bondstores, and you are standing in chapter one of Australia’s history. The stout chipped stone blocks of the hotels, shops, warehouses, and residential that crowd the foot paths can tell… Read More ›

Fatal fall down a hotel cellar

An inquest was held at the City Coroner’s Court concerning the death of Michael Norris, 56, late licensee of the Port Jackson Hotel,George-street North, which occurred at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital on Sunday last, the result of injuries sustained through falling down a cellar… Read More ›

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