By BRAD WORRALL
THE 160-year-old Happy Valley Hotel changed hands at the weekend.
After nine years behind the watering hole that was first established at the time of the gold rush, Mick and Jo Bowers poured their last drinks on Saturday.
They have survived windstorms that tore the roof from the building, the threat of bushfires and even floods.
But Mrs Bowers said it had been a privilege to have spent a decade in the historic hotel.