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Closing time at Australia’s The Grove Hill hotel

by | 3rd, November 2016

Ever go to Australia’s The Grove Hill hotel, a watering hole between Darwin and Katherine, in what might best be termed ‘the middle of nowhere’?  The place is closing. Owner Stan Heausler wanted to sell it but no buyers came forward. Now in his 80s, ‘Stan The Man’ has had enough.

He might continue to drink a bottle of rum a day, as is his won, but he won’t be doing it at the Grove.

 

 More details Grove Hill pub in February 1942 Unknown - http://www.territorystories.nt.gov.au/browse?type=location&value=Grove Hill. Grove Hill pub in February 1942

Stories abound about the pub “built in 1934 from materials scavenged from abandoned mining sites in the aftermath of the Great Depression.”

“We were in Victoria dredging for gold, me and Derek, and there was a total eclipse,” says one patron. “We were in the Beechworth pub, I was only 17 He drank everyone’s beer in the bar while they

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