Publicans – 1882 – digitised-see NSW Residents Vol 3

Publicans 1882

The Bulletin Hotel
Henry Lawson, 1901

        ‘I was drifting in the drizzle past the Cecil in the Strand –
        Which, I’m told, is very tony — and its front looks very grand;
        And I somehow fell a-thinking of a pub I know so well,
        Of a palace in Australia called The Bulletin Hotel.
        Just a little six-room’d shanty built of corrugated tin,
        And all round a blazing desert — land of camels, thirst and sin;
        And the landlord is ‘the Spider’ — Western diggers know him well —
      Charlie Webb! — Ah, there you have it! — of the Bulletin Hotel.’

 

 

 

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