Field notes

Fight to save Australia's vanishing heritage pubs

Surging property values and a change in drinking and social habits saw many old pubs being refurbished into residential blocks, offices, shops and restaurants

In the older parts of Australian cities, it is impossible to walk far without passing the characteristic awnings and facade of a local street-corner pub.

These days, however, the buildings do not necessarily house drinkers and a well-stocked bar.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 28, 2018, with the headline 'Fight to save Australia's vanishing heritage pubs'. Print Edition | Subscribe