The Grace Darling Hotel

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Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia

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THE GRACE …
Grace Darling was a sassy 19th century heroine and celebrity, feted by socialites and adventure-seeking folks worldwide. In 1838, after spotting a shipwreck from her Northumberland Lighthouse home, the 22-year-old maiden rowed out to sea, saving nine sailors and sending the Victorian version of the paparazzi into a flap. On that day an English rival to the legend of Joan of Arc was born, and – with the twin advantages of being better dressed and still alive – began to kick the French lady’s butt in three directions. William Wordsworth wrote a poem, The Queen sent 50 quid, someone immortalised her achievements in song – and, before anyone had heard of Britney Spears, Grace began selling off bits of her hair.
After yielding to consumption (and not the Saturday night kind) Grace Darling had a hotel named after her in downtown Collingwood – officially opened by a Tassie Politician in 1854 with luminaries such as Squizzy Taylor knocking the froth off a few at the launch party.
So goes the legend of Grace, and her ghostie remains (alongside the Collingwood F.C.’s) in this pretty bluestone brick and stone building. In 2009, Melbourne’s second oldest pub was given a good clean up by five new owners: Mace Williams (Hells Kitchen), Cath Fletcher (Fashion Designer- Maus Cat Berlin), Maurice Manno (Aix & Superfino Delicatessen), Dan Zeidan (Aix & Slow Food Piadina) and Russell Tarbett (Hell’s Kitchen).

Contact Information

Address
154 Smith Street
Collingwood, Melbourne 3070
Australia
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Phone
03 9416 0055
Web
thegracedarlinghotel.com.au

Past Events

Friday 5 July 2013
Ouch My Face
Bonnie Mercer, La Bastard, Kids of ZooConcert
The Grace Darling Hotel
Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia
-37.803927 144.983618

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Wednesday 30 May 2012
Sui Zhen
Elva, Fanny LumsdenConcert
The Grace Darling Hotel
Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia
-37.803927 144.983618

1 went

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Saturday 5 May 2012
Wizard Oz FLASHING LIGHTS album launch w. Pop Singles and Grand Prismatic
Wizard Oz, Pop Singles, Grand PrismaticConcert
The Grace Darling Hotel
Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia
-37.803927 144.983618

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Thursday 19 April 2012
N'fa
Tom Showtime, Remi KolawoleConcert
The Grace Darling Hotel
Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia
-37.803927 144.983618
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Friday 9 December 2011
The Shape Of Sound Vol.2 - CD Launch Part 1
Penguins, Dark Passenger, Arthur Cantrill, Ernie Althoff, Oranj Punjabi, Undecisive God, barnaby oliverConcert
The Grace Darling Hotel
Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia
-37.803927 144.983618

1 went

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Wednesday 17 August 2011
Alps
HORSE MACGYVER, Young RomantixConcert
The Grace Darling Hotel
Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia
-37.803927 144.983618

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