Two historical boards were erected on Bodalla Pub this week. “They’re a fabulous record of the hotel’s early days, first established as the Bodalla Arms on this site in 1877, and of the Mort family who owned the Bodalla Estate,” said Bodalla Pub co-owner Fiona McCuaig. “Local historian Laurelle Pacey has done them for us and they include original photos from the Mort family archives. “The McConchey era as hotel owners is also mentioned with reference to the well-known nude photos.”
Ms McCuaig urges everyone to drop by and read about the Pub’s and Bodalla’s history, adding that Bodalla is one of the most historic places on the south coast. Ms McCuaig and co-owner Ben Stainer plan to do more to highlight the town’s significance in coming years, such as a ‘Bodalla Boomerang’ historic walk. The boards acknowledge traditional owners.
Above: Left to right : Fiona McCuaig, co-owner of the Bodalla Pub , local historian extraordinaire Laurelle Pacey and passionate Bodallaite and co-owner of the Bodalla Pub, Ben Stainer.