5th March 2022

The Australia Hotel

Backmark: Stokes & Sons Melbourne

The Australia Hotel, located in Castlereagh Street Sydney, was opened in 1891, closed in 1971 then demolished. It had been considered the ‘best known’ and the ‘premier’ hotel in Australia and was ‘the place to stay’ for the rich and famous.

The Australian Star (Sydney), 19th June 1889 page 5.

In 1920 three extra floors were added.

Smith’s Weekly (Sydney), 17th October 1936 page 32.

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney), 27th August 1949 page 17. From a longer article about the hotel.

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