Entertaining publican’s tragic end in Melbourne’s Ballarat Star Hotel

Found dead in Melbourne hotel room By MICK ROBERTS © HEARING gunfire, the publican of a Melbourne hotel rushed upstairs to find the body of his celebrity guest lying in a pool of blood on a bedroom floor. The year… Read More ›

Hotel useful at 21, dies worth millions

“Jimmy” Richardson, the biggest figure in Australia’s hotel trade, died yesterday, aged 87. True to his life long principles of hard workand frugality, he worked at his accounts and signing of cheques until the eve of his death. He died in his bed at the Hotel Alexander at 10am,after… Read More ›

Just who were Young and Jackson, and the story of their famous nude, Chloe

By MICK ROBERTS © THERE’S a pub in Melbourne’s CBD that’s home to arguably Australia’s most famous ‘nude’. Established in 1861, Young & Jackson is one of Australia’s most recognisable hotels. It’s also home to ‘Chloe’. The pub, named after two… Read More ›