Patrick Fahy's Steam Engine Hotel, Orange, 1870-1875

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Patrick Fahy's Steam Engine Hotel, Orange, New South Wales, 1870-1875, American and Australasian Photographic Company, from glass negativeON 4 Box 1 No 174


Owner: State Library of NSW
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    • 03/Nov/2021 11:58:22

    Interesting. What is a "Steam Engine Hotel?" Was it anything railroad-related?

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    • 07/Nov/2021 07:49:17

    I don't yet know how the hotel came by that name, but here it is on Google Maps streetview, at the south west corner (NB it could be at another corner) of Sale and Summer Streets, Orange - The hotel had additions in 1911 - Read All About It! -

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    • 07/Nov/2021 07:56:03

    And DRAMA with those children in 1876 - "The Orange 'Examiner' says :—An accident occurred to a child belonging to Mr. Fahey[sic], of the Steam Engine Hotel, which, for a time, appeared to be likely to result very seriously. It appears that the infant was lying in the cradle a short distance from the fire, in the small parlour, when a coal, by some means, got into the cradle on the child's clothes, setting them on fire. The only person present at the time was a little fellow, a son of Mr. Fahey's, about seven years of age, who made an attempt to lift the infant out and in the effort he burned his hand considerably; but help being near the child was saved without any other injury than a few burns about the neck and chin. Dr. Codrington has been in attendance on the little sufferers, who will soon be all right again." See -

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    • 07/Nov/2021 08:09:17

    Oops! I had the wrong corner above. Hotel was demolished and a petrol station is there now. Streetview - Short history, including this about the name - "Orange and District Historical Society historians Euan Greer and Ross Maroney have compiled the history of railway-themed pubs in Orange. However, they argued that this hotel, named four years before the railway came to Orange and well away from the railway line, has no railway link. Instead they said it was most likely named for being over the road from the Dalton brothers flour mill which was powered by a steam engine. ..." See -