|The evening of Friday 5 September 2008 was a sad day for Sydneys heritage. A rapid fire, that was believed to have been started by arsonists, tore through the White Bay Hotel at Rozelle. The flames quickly engulfed the 1915 built watering-hole icon. The clean up on the following morning created traffic chaos, as Saturday morning traffic was diverted off Victoria Road to allow clean up crews to remove the waste. To quicken the clean up process, police escorted a bulldozer along Victoria Road to assist in removing the rubbish off the thoroughfare.
Bow River Publishings correspondent, James Gray, donned a black armband, braved the rain and dodged the transport chaos to bring us these disturbing images of the Fall of the Bar. Thanks James.
More information on the White Bay Hotel can be gained from Bow River Publishings Fall of the Bar, which is available for purchase from this website.