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Ghosts of the Roo Hotel: Maldon VIC
« on: September 06, 2021, 05:34:39 PM »
The Kangaroo Hotel opened in 1856, and today is the only Kangaroo Hotel in Australia.

Affectionately known as 'The Roo', the hotel started as a tent, before moved from nearby Fryerstown where a brick structure was erected. One of 40 pubs in the Maldon area and The Kangaroo has stood the test of time.

It has operated as the town morgue, a butcher shop, doctor's office, theatre and Cobb and Co. changing station.

You never know what ghosts of the past you may encounter?

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Re: Ghosts of the Roo Hotel: Maldon VIC
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2021, 05:37:32 PM »
It's not only restless human souls possessing this time honored drinking hole. The picturesque Kangaroo Hotel in the historic goldfields town of Maldon is said to be also haunted by the spirits of ten horses, who perished in a tragic stable fire in the 1870s.

But there is also it seems...Human tragedies associated with the tavern had impact of haunting the grand old pub.

To be continued....

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Re: Ghosts of the Roo Hotel: Maldon VIC
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2021, 07:24:29 PM »
A terrible tragedy happened in 1907.

Morgans Courier  newspaper (Mount Morgan, WA : 1904 - 1911), Wednesday 11 September 1907, page 4

A Maidon Suicide

HOTELKEEPER TIRED OF LIFE. MELBOURNE, Sept. 10.

John Lanyon, licensee of the Kangaroo Hotel, Maldon, committed suicide by throwing himself down the well. He first locked up his wife and servant in the house.

Does the ghost of John Lanyon still haunt the Kangeroo Hotel?

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