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Old Canberran’s Old Photos – Part 11 – The Hotel Canberra

By johnboy 1 April 2009 4

[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.

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GardeningGirl 10:36 am 01 Apr 09

One of the sensible decisions in our relatively young city, keeping a historic building and extending and renovating it appropriately to continue to serve a useful purpose.
Thank you again for sharing Old Canberran 🙂

Granny 10:04 pm 31 Mar 09

One of my favourite buildings. I love their Sunday teas, but they’re not as good as they used to be.

Gobbo 9:51 pm 31 Mar 09

Finally. A place that almost looks the same as it does today.


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