One of the best documents I’ve found in my historical research is a 1970s undergraduate research essay on the early history of Fitzroy hotels. Written by N A Piccolo, Hotels in Fitzroy up to 1906 compiles all the known facts about the hotels, such as addresses, years of operation, names of licensees, type of construction, size and changes of name.
It’s going to make many of my future posts more accurate and easier to write, except when articles in newspapers, like the Argus from 1936, don’t mention which hotel features in the story. And by wireless, digital kids, they mean ‘radio’ not ‘wifi’. You know, like so totally analog and retro.