Wollongong pubs

Tragic tale of Edward killalea and his death at Wollongong’s Commercial Hotel

By MICK ROBERTS © WHEN an Illawarra civic leader died on the sofa of Wollongong’s Commercial Hotel in 1872 the news caused a sensation. Edward Killalea was elected to the Shellharbour Municipal Council just two years before his death in 1872… Read More ›

War time pub drinking: A glass by candlelight and beer shortages

Limits were placed on beer production by the Australian Government in March 1942, requiring breweries to reduce their output to two-thirds of previous levels. The resulting beer shortages led to widespread profiteering and black-marketing in some parts of Australia, including… Read More ›

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