Palmer Street, northwest corner of Perry Street
Magpie Hotel (1895 - 1908)
Wattle Tree Hotel (1866-1894)
Kearney 1855: N ; Hodgkinson 1858: N ; MMBW: Detail plan 1197 & 1198, 1899
Wooden structure (Rate Book 1867)
This hotel featured numerous times in reports in the local newspaper and The Argus. In 1883 the hotel was bombarded with stones and oyster shells by a group of men who had been put out of the hotel; Thomas Cross was prosecuted in 1885 for displaying inferior spirits in a bottle labelled John De Kuyper & Son; in 1901 William Goring traded out-of-hours and permitted drunks to remain. With the arrival of Mrs Maggie Murphy a little later in the 1900s the hotel's reputation for systematic Sunday trading improved somewhat, but at the Licenses Reduction hearing in February 1908 the building, although it incorporated eight rooms, was described as poorly furnished and with no accommodation for boarders.