Albion Hotel, Cottesloe

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The Albion Hotel on Stirling Highway in Cottesloe, Western Australia is a historic building, trading as a hotel since the year 1880.

In its early years it was known as Halfway House - being located mid-way between Fremantle and Perth.[1]

The site was established by the Butler Brothers, John and Archabald in 1830 and the current hotel has traded under various names in its 130 years as a public house.

Early history[edit]

In 1864 Thomas Ernest Briggs paid 10 pounds for the "Swan Location 349" it is unclear whether Briggs erected a new building or made amendments to an existing structure on the site, although many convict-era colonist writings make reference to building on the Albion site in the mid to late 1860s. Records show that Briggs applied for a publican license in 1872.

In 1907 the Hotel was up for tender for purchase from Mrs Alice Bullen [2]

In 1912 the license was changed from Norman Ferres to Frederick Treadgold [3]

The pub safe was stolen in June 1929 [4] and in 1930, men were charged for using an adjacent vacant block as a betting place [5]


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/Public/Inventory/Details/9953e77d-a926-4ec2-81cf-6c27ab3ddac6 - Place Number 00601 on the State Heritage database
  2. ^ "LICENSE TRANSFERS.". The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 27 November 1912. p. 1 Edition: THIRD EDITION. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "LICENSE TRANSFERS.". The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 27 November 1912. p. 1 Edition: THIRD EDITION. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "BURGLARS AT COTTESLOE.". Western Argus (Kalgoorlie, WA : 1916 - 1938) (Kalgoorlie, WA: National Library of Australia). 18 June 1929. p. 13. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "BETTING CHARGES.". Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 4 May 1930. p. 4. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 31°59′51″S 115°45′46.3″E / 31.99750°S 115.762861°E / -31.99750; 115.762861