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Russell Fitchett, interviewed in 2006 for The Millers Point Oral History Project

The pubs of course were different hours, one was an early-opener and went from six to six … Everyone had their own hotel, but no one used to be exclusive to one hotel because they knew their mates would be at a different pub at a different time. It wasn’t very far to walk and there were so many hotels. I think from my grandmother’s place within a kilometre radius there were twenty-seven hotels – that was from Observatory Hill and that extended up to where Caltex House is, the Dunbarton Castle, down to the First and Last at Circular Quay and they all did good business.