Albion Hotel, Cottesloe

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The Albion Hotel on Stirling Highway in Cottesloe, Western Australia is a historical building, trading as a hotel since 1870.[1]

In its early years it was known as Halfway House - being located midway between Fremantle and Perth.[2] The site was established by Thomas Briggs before 1869. The current hotel has traded under various names for over a century as a public house.[3]

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 licence in 1870 and the original inn was called Halfway House. Briggs sold the property to Robert Napoleon Bullen in 1882. Robert's name is now immortalised in the popular cafe strip Napoleon Street.[4] Bullen had grand plans to create The Albion Pleasure Grounds but sadly he died before his plans were realised.[5]

In 1907 the Hotel was up for tender for purchase from Mrs Alice Bullen [6]

In 1912 the licence was changed from Norman Ferres to Frederick Treadgold [7]

The pub safe was stolen in June 1929 [8] and in 1930, men were charged for using an adjacent vacant block as a betting place [9]

Fire[edit]

In 2016, a fire in the roof-space caused $10,000 worth of damage, but the building was saved from destruction.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Perth & Fremantle Halfway House". The Herald. Fremantle, WA. 12 February 1870. p. 2. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  2. ^ http://inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/Public/Inventory/Details/9953e77d-a926-4ec2-81cf-6c27ab3ddac6 - Place Number 00601 on the State Heritage database
  3. ^ "Supreme Court". The Herald. Fremantle, WA. 8 October 1869. p. 3. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Dowden, Sindy (2014). Cottesloe. Perth: The Grove Library. p. 10. 
  5. ^ "The Grove Library". Peppermint Grove Blog. The Grove Library. 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "BURGLARS AT COTTESLOE.". Western Argus (Kalgoorlie, WA : 1916 - 1938). Kalgoorlie, WA: National Library of Australia. 18 June 1929. p. 13. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "BETTING CHARGES.". Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 4 May 1930. p. 4. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Young, Emma (14 September 2016). "Firefighters save Cottesloe's Albion Hotel from burning down". 

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