The Greyhound Hotel

The Greyhound Hotel

This post in the series on Wangaratta hotels deals with the notorious Greyhound Hotel that developed from an earlier hotel on the same location named the Black Eagle. You can read about the Black Eagle here After John Stephens (aka Stevens) purchased the Black Eagle...

The Black Eagle Hotel

The Black Eagle Hotel

This post is part of an ongoing series looking at the history of hotels in Wangaratta. Hotels or Inns were interesting places in the early history of towns. When few public buildings existed, they served as official meeting places and were often a hub of gossip and...

An Exemplary Wife and a Fond Mother

An Exemplary Wife and a Fond Mother

Trying to tease out the lives of women is often difficult. In generations past married women were seen as an extension of their husbands. Single women were seen as extensions of their father, or recognised only if their charitable work was extensive, or worse still -...

Gordy and Minnie

Gordy and Minnie

One set of my great grandparents were Wangaratta based James Edgar Gordon MOORE, almost always known as 'Gordy', and Caroline Anne (nee RITCHIE). When Caroline died tragically in August 1933 after she caught influenza and succumbed to the ensuing pneumonia, Gordy was...

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