Planning application at Darling Range Tavern 49 Great Eastern Highway Bellevue WA 6056
Oct. 10, 2016, 4:59 a.m.
This hotel began its life as the East Midland Hotel circa 1903 and was also known as The Bellevue Hotel and later to become the Darling range Hotel. This hotel has historic links with the Soldiers camped at Blackboy hill during W.W.1 The hotel frequently advertised rooms for Officers and their wives, Social gatherings were held here to keep the soldiers in good cheer and proved to be a regular & popular destination for the soldiers from Blackboy hill, This hotel could have been the last time many of them were able to have a drink on Australian soil before being shipped to Battlefronts overseas and some never to return. The contribution and association of this hotel with our World War One connections need to be recognised and placed on the Heritage list at the earliest, to retain this hotel and her history for present and future generations.
From James Richardson to local councillor Ian Peter Johnson