Histories of Coffs Coast pubs retold
RIGHT throughout history the headlines of the day have been discussed at length in the bars of local pubs and hotels.
As the old joke goes some of the world's biggest problems have been solved and settled over a few quiet beers.
And then of course some of the greatest inventions and ideas throughout time have been scrawled on beer coasters during pub chats.
Hotels and pubs are a key part of Australia's cultural identity as community meeting places.
Coffs Harbour is no exception and has a deep connection with historical pubs and hotels, but most of this information was hard to find ... until now.
A project from the Australian National University Archives has brought the history of Coffs Harbour and surrounds online for the community.
The archives has a new online exhibition showcasing the history of Tooth and Company and the many hotels it owned and supplied throughout the state.
From Coffs Harbour, this includes:
- Beach House Hotel
- Coffs Harbour Hotel
- Fitzroy Hotel (ex New Fitzroy 1941-1967, re-built after fire 1941)
- Park Beach Hotel
- Pier Hotel
- Plantation Hotel
- Tavern Hotel
To enquire about the rights and usage of photographs, or for more information contact the ANU Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org