Newcastle Hotel

Wharfies' hotel and bohemian meeting place where women joined men in the front bar long before the days of women's liberation. Located at 205 George Street, on the southern corner of George & Essex Streets.

Milestone
Demolished
1973
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The Newcastle Hotel

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2014

As a building, the Newcastle was a typical two storey Australian pub. It became something of an arty and intellectual hotel sometime in the early twentieth century when academics, writers, journalists, bohemians, free thinkers and students gathered in the late afternoon and drank