Image: James Family Hotel, corner of 168 Kent Street and Crescent Street, circa 1888. Under Creative Commons from the State Archives of NSW.
Shirley Fitzgerald, well known public historian and ex-City of Sydney historian, will talk about the hotels that formed the center of the community for many in the 19th Century. They are fascinating places on which to hang some good, local, social history. Shirley has written two books about pubs in Ultimo and Pyrmont, but also has much to tell about the place of the pub in 19th Century Sydney society generally.
The Role of the Pub in 19th Century Sydney (COSHA)