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Photograph - The "Stump" Hotel

From the Collection of Port Fairy Historical Society Museum and Archives 30 Gipps Street Port Fairy 3284

Black and white photograph of The Caledonian Hotel taken from the diagonal corner
15cm x 10cm
Object Registration
VPFH 62.04B.084
the stump, hotel, caledonian hotel
Historical information
This photograph shows the hotel without the later addition of the wooden stump to the corner near the bar door. The stump relates to the story of early closing time in the late 1800's early 1900's when if the publican thought it was safe he would put a lit lantern out on the wood chopping stump to indicate that he was still open for business.
When Made
This photo is significant because it shows the building without the "stump" out the front which was a later addition.
Inscriptions & Markings
Written in ink -The Stump Hotel
Last updated
27 Jan 2020 at 3:31PM