Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Corones Hotel


Pic courtesy of Corones Hotel website.












I was working in Charleville last week, and took a bit of time out to have a good look at Corones Hotel.


I also had a meal in the steakhouse, which rejoices in the name "Moo".

I've blogged about it before, but more work has been done since then.

This place has an amazing history.
The Verandah


It's a beautiful old pub, built in the twenties and heritage listed. For a period during the second and fourth decade of the last century, it was the social centre of not only Charleville, but arguably the whole South-West.

Corridor






































Deals were struck, marriages celebrated, vice royalty entertained and thirsts slaked in its ballroom, on its verandahs and bars.

There was a contingent of US Air Force personnel based in Charleville during the second world war, and apparently they spent heaps here. Rumour has it that one of them was Lyndon Johnson.

The place fell on hard times with the development of motel accommodation in the fifties and sixties, but a recent flood had the effect of motivating the owners to begin a restoration and refurbishment as they did the cleanup.
This has nothing to do with the pub - just an interesting shot with the in-car camera on the Charleville - Morven road.



























They've done a great job.

The rooms at the front have been transformed into self contained air-conditioned motel style accommodation. Previously it was hard floors, metal framed beds and bathroom down the corridor.

The toilets are all proudly labelled "lavatory".

The photos, incidentally, were taken with an iPhone (except the top and bottom ones).

I don't bother carrying a camera any more.




11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Off topic as usual and back to the RCTU.
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/kathy-jackson-mounts-defence-on-time-lapse-since-alleged-fraud-20140815-104n60.html

Anonymous said...

well who would have thought
http://www.politifact.com/rhode-island/statements/2014/jul/06/sheldon-whitehouse/there-are-already-more-american-jobs-solar-industr/?utm_content=buffer81366&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Anonymous said...

shameless
http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2014/s4069804.htm

Anonymous said...

The tide is unstoppable
http://grist.org/list/see-through-solar-cells-could-turn-your-windows-into-power-stations/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Daily%2520Aug%252021&utm_campaign=daily

Anonymous said...

Looks like News lmt is turning nasty
http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s5q9g7

Anonymous said...

deliberately targeting civilians, the licudites have no shame.
http://www.therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=12271

Anonymous said...

the picture tells the story.
Is that an armed guard? MT @Kon__K Frightened child tagged at Christmas Island with Boat & "detainee" number. #auspol pic.twitter.com/R5GHpL3ICY
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Anonymous said...

From the Age today more on KJ
http://m.theage.com.au/national/investigations/hospitals-250000-payment-to-health-union-based-on-grossly-inflated-legal-fees-20140827-1092nn.html

Anonymous said...

The difficulty with lame goodies and baddies.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/27/world/middleeast/american-fighting-for-isis-is-killed-in-syria.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSumSmallMedia&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

Anonymous said...

Still no mention of Kathy Jackson on Cat guess Sinc must have erased all mention of her in classic stalinist style, 'nothing to see here'

Anonymous said...

but wait theres more.
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/09/10/16/02/vic-hsu-ex-officers-fined-for-breaches

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