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Old lady of the railway Hotel: Dunolly VIC
« on: September 06, 2021, 04:57:53 PM »
Built as the Criterion Hotel in 1861, Dunolly's Railway Hotel is said to be haunted by the spirit of an old lady. Sit on a bed in the upper level and you may feel a paranormal push as she shoves you aside to get to the window.

What was her story? Why is the spirit of an elderly matron haunting in the first place?

There has to be more?

to be continued....

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Re: Old lady of the railway Hotel: Dunolly VIC
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2021, 05:01:25 PM »
 Elizabeth Whelan, was the licensee of the Railway Hotel in Dunolly in the 1930's. Is she the mystery ghost that haunts the hotel?

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Re: Old lady of the railway Hotel: Dunolly VIC
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2021, 05:12:07 PM »
Its often speculated that a single event can spark a haunting?

Mrs. Galsworthy was the landlady of the Railway Hotel. In 1902 when she was occupied, someone entered the bar parlor sprang the lock of the cupboard and took tile cash box, containing 25, besides papers, among which was the licence.

The matter was reported to the police who have suspicion of the thief, but the cash was not recovered. Is she the ghost of the old lady that haunts the hotel? Perhaps still flustered even in death over the robbery?

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Re: Old lady of the railway Hotel: Dunolly VIC
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2021, 05:58:40 PM »
Was the subject of the haunting Mrs. Galsworthy or  Elizabeth Whelan?

Or could it be another unknown women that has taken up an ghostly abode in the old hotel?

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Re: Old lady of the railway Hotel: Dunolly VIC
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2021, 12:05:06 PM »
Here is a picture of the Hotel below.

For those who cannot see the picture I suggest signing up to the wonderful forum to see amazing haunted places in Australia.

If passing by please drop into these places as they sorely need our support soaking in atmosphere and a little history. And perhaps even encounter one of the ghostly landlady's keeping a watchful eye over the old pub.

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Re: Old lady of the railway Hotel: Dunolly VIC
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2021, 03:32:16 AM »
I don't live far from Dunolly. I may pay this place a visit next time I am in the area.
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Re: Old lady of the railway Hotel: Dunolly VIC
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2021, 04:51:24 PM »
Definitely worth a visit to soak in the history and atmosphere of the grand old pub.

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Re: Old lady of the railway Hotel: Dunolly VIC
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2021, 11:16:50 PM »
Occasionally visitors report a apparition of an old fashioned middle aged women looking rather disapproving at them.

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