The Lord Nelson Hotel

Yesterday I was lucky enough to have lunch in the very  hotel where I had Jane and her sister working as laundrymaids in The Digger’s Daughter.

It is one of the few remaining buildings in Geelong from the early times and is called the Lord Nelson. In my book it is called The Nelson’s Victory Hotel.


Inside the ground floor feels very spacious but with touches of former grandeur in the flocked, heavily patterned wallpaper of the dining areas, large fireplaces, patterned red tiled floor, now mostly covered by typical pub carpet. The chandeliers are of course modern electric ones. I wonder if there were candle chandeliers back in the day?

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About Rosemary Noble

Writer, author, amateur historian and traveller
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