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Kasey of Emu Park Library with Scott Whitaker

Scott arrived in Bundaberg yesterday afternoon after touring Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast. Speaking engagements today at Bundaberg Library, and then Gin Gin Library before heading to Calliope Library. There are many opportunities to hear Scott talk in person about the history of the Railway Hotels of Australia. Check out upcoming appearances on the events calendar.

A quick word from Scott regarding the past week’s activities.

Had a bunch of fun with a couple of intimate talks late in the week. Thanks to Julie and Kasey at Emu Park Library for hosting.

Had a beer with the publican at the Railway Hotel in Yeppoon, now owned by the Star Hotel group who also run the Railway Hotel at Beaudesert. By a strange coincidence, one of the early publicans at the Railway at Yeppoon, moved there after a stint at the Railway Hotel in Emerald. That pub is now known as the Star!

Big plans afoot for the Railway at Yeppoon. A new bistro opening next year will compliment the recent extension of the hotel into the former bottle shop.

Burnett River, Bundaberg
Image: Mouth of the mighty Burnett River, east of Bundaberg. Heavy rain over the last few days flooded the surrounding region.

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