The Fall of the Bar – The White Bay Hotel Destroyed!
The Demolition
White Bay Hotel Demolition
White Bay Hotel Demolition
Bow River Publishing’s many supporters made the pilgrimage to the demolition scene. From the many accounts retold from our scribes, it appears that many of the on-lookers could not stop the tears falling from their eyes, when gazing at the sorrowful demolition. Bow River’s close ally, Dominink Giemza, took these shots during the distressing knocking-down of our nation’s heritage. Sunday 7 September 2008.
White Bay Hotel Demolition
White Bay Hotel Demolition

White Bay Hotel Demolition
White Bay Hotel Demolition
White Bay Hotel Demolition
White Bay Hotel Demolition
The demolition of the White Bay Hotel was swift. The ‘jaws of death’ were precise and efficient in their action and the result was little more than crushed rubble piled up on Victoria Road’s damp bitumen, with little opportunity of pub heritage souvenirs to be ever retrieved. (Photos by Dominik Giemza)

White Bay Hotel Demolition
White Bay Hotel Demolition
White Bay Hotel Demolition
White Bay Hotel Demolition
The old hotel had certainly met its fate by mid-afternoon. The life of the old blue-collar watering-hole was all but expired, and now only the legendary drinking and social history tales will remain. Sunday 7 September 2008. (photos by Dominik Giemza).

White Bay Hotel Demolition
White Bay Hotel Demolition
White Bay Hotel Demolition
Bow River Publishing’s hotel history consultant, Jon Graham, also headed for the demolition event. Jon took these photos on 6 September 2008. Jon has vivid memories of the White Bay Hotel when the beer was still flowing at the bar
The Fire
Press Clippings
The Demolition



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