Ceased Operation: 5th December 1937
The Exchange Hotel opening in 1879 and closed on the 5th December 1937.
Despite Farina’s isolation, the publicans tried to maintain a sense of decorum. Guests were expected to rise and dress for breakfast. Serviettes were standard in the dining room.
Evening meals were always available at the Exchange at a weekly rate of 22/6, Mutton was the standard item on the menu.
Despite the Publicans’ best efforts, thirsty shearers “cutting out” their cheques from a stint in the sheds on the outlying stations often celebrated wildly in the bar. The locals were relieved when they staggered off to the train the next day.
The rooms were small and had limited lighting, although a “nice parlour” was provided for the guests’ use.
The Publicans who served Farina at the Exchange were:
1884-1890 CT White
1893-1902 Alfred E Poole
1903-07 John Green
1908 Mrs C Green
1909 Miss E Darmody
1910-1920 RC Barnes
1921 CH Lawson
1922-1923 FJ Rodley
1924 Seidel and Francis
1928-1932 WJ Jones
1935 CJ Golder
1935-1936 JAD Patterson
1937 J Reynolds