Great Western Hotel, Hughenden, ca. 1910 - 1919; Unidentified; ca. 1910-1919; 20...
Great Western Hotel, Hughenden, ca. 1910 - 1919About this object
This is a real photo postcard image of the Great Western Hotel on the corner of Brodie & Flinders Streets, Hughenden in ca. 1910 - 1919. The hotel was erected in 1877 by W. Mark and Henry Magnay, who were the first proprietors. In 1906 Henry & Ellenor Nugent (who had been running the Exchange Hotel in Hughenden) purchased the Great Western where they also lived in the private quarters with their two daughters, Elizabeth and Gladys. The girls attended St Francis School until Henry moved the family to Wooloowin, Brisbane in 1910. Soon after the move, in November of that year, Henry Nugent passed away, leaving the Hotel to his wife Ellenor. She appointed a manager to run the hotel, until in 1915 she and her new husband, Thomas McGrath, resumed the running of the Hotel. Only three years later, in 1918, Ellenor also passed away, leaving her estate to her daughters who sold the hotel in 1919 to Mr S. Theeuf.
In 1963 the hotel owners added motel units to the back of the premises.
The top storey of the hotel was destroyed by fire in 1976, however the lower level was renovated. Later a verandah was also required due to new smoking regulations.
Written on the back of the postcard and dated 1st March, 1919 is written: "View of Great Western Hotel. Now taken over by Mr Theeuf (of Prairie), who for some time past has been working at T. Brettel's Garage"
real photo postcardDate Made
ca. 1910-1919Inscription and Marks
Handwritten on reverse side: "1/3/19 / No  B39 / View of Great Western Hotel. Now taken over by Mr Theeuf (of Prairie), who for some time past has been working at T. Brettel's Garage / Hughenden Historical Society" [text crossed out] Printed on reverse side: "POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE / ADDRESS ONLY / KODAK AUSTRAL"Measurements
137 x 78mmSubject and Association Keywords
Flinders Shire Historical Photograph ProjectCredit Line
Gift of Hughenden District Historical Society, care of Mrs Colleen Murdoch.Object Type
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