Po­lice help­ing ho­tel lo­cate his­toric book

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE black guest reg­is­ter book from the Mulgildie Ho­tel has gone miss­ing and re­ported stolen to the po­lice.

The book has been handed down from pub­li­can to pub­li­can since the ho­tel was es­tab­lished by Ivy Bourne in 1927.

Ho­tel owner Julie South said the book was not the prop­erty of the pub­li­cans, but of the ho­tel it­self.

“It means a lot to the ho­tel and we just want it back,” Mrs South said.

“All the pub­li­cans all the way down have writ­ten names and ad­dresses in the book.

“There’s a guest reg­is­ter and it’s all beau­ti­ful old hand­writ­ing.”

Mrs South said the book was usu­ally kept se­cure but had been miss­ing since they re­turned to the pub three months ago.

Monto po­lice of­fi­cer Mick Bazzo said the mat­ter was un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“We have re­ceived a com­plaint with re­gards to it, which we are look­ing into and hope­fully we can get it back, since it’s an im­por­tant piece of mem­o­ra­bilia for the pub,” Sgt Bazzo said.

Mrs South said the book was ir­re­place­able and of no mon­e­tary value.

Mulgildie Ho­tel will be hold­ing an all-day mar­ket on May 6 to raise money for The Rex restoration pro­ject.

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