Updates

Railway Hotel Updates

This ongoing listing details any new information pertaining to individual Railway Hotels across Australia.

  • Heyfield—The Railway Hotel Heyfield has a rich and proud history in Heyfield, dating back to 1878. After being closed for renovations for almost 2 years, the time has finally come for you to see the transformations at the Railway Hotel Heyfield in person not just pictures.
    For further information visit the Railway Hotel Heyfield.
  • Devenish—The hotel has reverted to its original name and now trades as the Devenish Railway Hotel.
  • Elmore—As at 21st January 2016, the Railway Hotel is currently closed undergoing renovation.
  • Timboon—The hotel has reverted to its original name and now trades as the Railway View Hotel.
  • Newcastle—Pub and railway historian and local author Ed Tonks has forwarded some details regarding the little-known Railway Hotel at Killingworth (22km west of Newcastle). Ed has covered this pub in his book Smelters' Haven to Artist's Rest. The hotel only traded as the Railway for about a year from November 1891, before being renamed as the Killingworth Hotel. Ed's book is available from www.edtonks.com.au.
  • Lloyd Foster of Bendigo has sent a photo of the plaque that commemorates the former Porcupine Railway construction camp near Harcourt. The actual site was obliterated when a section of the Calder Freeway was built. The plaque is located on Leversha Road, just north of Gaasches Road in Harcourt. Mountain View

Volume One: Errata Notices

This listing details any corrections specific to Volume One - Railway Hotels of Victoria.

  1. Fitzroy North shown incorrectly as Fitzroy in Status of Hotels (page viii)
  2. Riddells Creek shown incorrectly as Riddles Creek in Status of Hotels (page viii)
  3. Fitzroy North and Footscray omitted from table of contents (page 2)
  4. Photo credit should read 'Creswick Museum' (page 71)
  5. The lands around Creswick are the traditional home of the Dja Dja Wurrung (page 71)

Volume Two: Errata Notices

This listing details any corrections specific to Volume Two - Railway Hotels of New South Wales.

  1. Mullumbimby – Page 161 Reader Robyn Gray, whose family have lived in Mullumbimby for over 100 years, has advised that the photo of the site of the former Railway Hotel (shown as the Commonwealth Bank) is incorrect. The hotel was on the other side of Burringbar Street, on the corner of Station Street. The site is now occupied by shops and restaurants, and has a large car park out the back. Robyn’s Grandfather built the Court House Hotel at the other end of street. That hotel was known as the ‘top pub’ and the Railway as the ‘bottom pub’.
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