Historic hotels of the Illawarra: photos

In the first instalment of the Mercury’s Then & Now series, we look back at historic hotels across the Illawarra.

Flick through the gallery to see what some of the region’s most popular watering holes looked like in their heyday; click on the image to read more about the pub’s history.

Historical pictures courtesy of the collections of Shellharbour City Libraries, Wollongong City Library, the Illawarra Historical Society and Lost Wollongong.

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