[First filed: March 31, 2009 @ 09:40]
This is the 11th part of a series of photographs taken by RiotACT reader Old Canberran on his Kodak Box Brownie from 1948.
This one came in with the following note:
- It’s Canberra’s only 5 star international hotel built in the 1920’s (opened in 1924) . It was owned and managed by the Federal Government until 1950 when Tooheys took over the lease. I remember it had a public bar out the back which served as a watering hole for the workers at Capital Hill and Hillside Hostels and anyone else who was game enough to drink there.
We had our wedding reception there in 1962 and that was one of about 3 occasions I have set foot in the place.