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White Lion Hotel, Maryborough, Qld. | by jemasmith
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White Lion Hotel, Maryborough, Qld.

37 Walker Street, Maryborough.


Guests once showered in beer in this famous hotel. Originally built in 1864, by 1875 it was advertising additional accommodation at its stables, with separate forage rooms and loose boxes for the special convenience of racehorses. It was rebuilt in two stages in 1885 and 1887 and had a moment in history several decades ago when a plumber mixed up the water pipes with the lines to the keg. In the old accommodation rooms upstairs guests were startled to find themselves showering in beer. The hotel was remodelled in the 1950s using the same method as that used for the Shamrock – a brick exterior put up first and the hotel rebuilt from inside to out.

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Taken on August 20, 2011