A painted plaque on the front of the Hotel Australasia in Eden says it was build in 1908 but surely it has been altered since then. The building and the lettering look much later than that.
There's another sign on the hotel, an auction sign. It say that the hotel is closed and it is to be sold as part of a deceased estate. According to the Eden Magnet newspaper the hotel which closed unexpectedly on 23 May 2010, was passed in leading to much speculation about the future of the historic pub.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.