Timeless Wollongong: Oxford Tavern's teetotal past

By Carol Herben Oam
Updated September 24 2014 - 11:11am, first published 10:49am
A photo of Lower Crown Street, Wollongong, taken in 1902. The Temperance Hall was  between Joseph Makin’s The Royal Hotel (now the Oxford Tavern site) on top right of the photo and Moran’s building, showing the Beale advertising sign. Picture:  From the collections of  WOLLONGONG CITY LIBRARY and ILLAWARRA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
A photo of Lower Crown Street, Wollongong, taken in 1902. The Temperance Hall was between Joseph Makin’s The Royal Hotel (now the Oxford Tavern site) on top right of the photo and Moran’s building, showing the Beale advertising sign. Picture: From the collections of WOLLONGONG CITY LIBRARY and ILLAWARRA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Oxford Tavern site in lower Crown Street, which is currently being excavated by archaeologists, has been home to a number of different buildings over the years.

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