Napier Hotel, Williamstown


    By Mark Macdonald

    Constructed in 1858 on the corner of Stevedore Street and Haslam Street (formerly Dover Place), this pub stands as one of the oldest in the area, holding historical and social significance for the City of Hobsons Bay.

    Initially owned and operated by Thomas Dudley, it was later acquired one year after its establishment by James Moxham, who ran a butchering firm next door. Today The Napier exists as a private residence, maintaining most of its original 1850s state.

    Napier Hotel
    Image source, State Library of Victoria.
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