Control Data Australia Memories compiled by Brian Membrey
White Horse Inn
5 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
According to The Spark Diaries, the venue of our 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2005 re-
I probably have more from the mid-
(Although he had retired from the football field by my time, I think the hotel was run by former Collingwood player Ron Richards, brother of Lou. Ron was captain-
I also have a recollection from the same period of playing with a brand new Preston Technical College against Swinburne Institute on the same ground.
What became the White Horse may be the oldest hotel site in our archive.
There is evidence of a John Connell being granted a license for the site as the Hawthorne Hotel in September, 1853, but there are also references to him allowed a license for an unnamed house "on the opposite side of the Richmond punt" in April, 1851 after being refused permission for the same in September of the previous year.
(Connell in fact operated the punt, which functioned from 1840 until 1852 when a rough-
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