A classic Queenslander pub, the Pomona Hotel.
A classic Queenslander pub, the Pomona Hotel.

Tall tales and true are shared at Pomona Hotel

ASK a local about the Pomona Hotel and he will speak fondly of it.

It's been an integral part of the community for as long as they can remember.

Now it star is shining further afield with the publication of a 2017 calendar distributed to more than 2,000 people across Queensland.

Queensland LNP Senator James McGrath created the Historic Pubs of Queensland calendar to celebrate the central and historic place that local pub holds in many communities.

"Not everyone drinks, but everyone knows their local pub," he said.

"These old pubs are often anchors for local communities, holding firm to the traditions of serving drink, food and often offering cheap accommodation."

Senator McGrath said many of Queensland's historic pubs were over 100 years old and had been central to local communities during some of Australia's most difficult times, as well our most celebrated times.

"If only the walls could talk - there would be so many amazing tales to tell," he said.

The local pub has been central during World Wars, the Great Depression, boom times and bust, during sporting triumphs and more.

"It is a place that brings people together, during good times and bad."

Senator McGrath said the Pomona Hotel was a classic Queensland pub and a central meeting place for locals and visitors to the town.

"This brilliant old pub has 14 foot ceilings and fretwork over the doors.

"There are even reports of a ghost named Darby who calls the pub home," he said.

"The local pub is a refuge for tall-tales, in this digital world, we need these sentinels now more than ever."

To see a copy of Senator McGrath's 2017 Historic Pubs of Queensland calendar you can visit http://www.jamesmcgrath.com.au/2017_calendar.

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