This pleasant afternoon’s drive ends most pleasantly at Keppel’s hostelry, best of all the inns on the Yarra Track. This establishment, in itself, is a circumstance which impresses the tourist most favourably with this beautiful health resort...


‘The Vagabond’, 13 June 1885

When this photograph was taken in the late 19th century, the Keppel family not only ran the Australian Hotel but also operated the post office and farmed crops, sheep and cows to produce food for hotel guests.


JW Lindt, Keppel’s Australian Hotel, c. 1876-94

Pictures Collection, State Library of Victoria


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