Clifton Hotel

Clifton Hotel at 1 Botany Road, Waterloo, in 1970 (Tooth and Company hotel card, Noel Butlin Archives, ANU, N60-YC-150, http://hdl.handle.net/1885/97420)

Location: 1 Botany Road, Waterloo

The Clifton Hotel on Botany Road in Waterloo was a place where Aboriginal people gathered. It was where the decision was made to start the Koori Knockout, and where Bob Bellear decided to pursue a legal career after watching police discrimination towards Aboriginal people who met there. The Clifton Hotel was the site of a riot in 1983.

Further reading

‘Says police beat him’,Tribune,  20 October 1971, p. 3, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article237866618

‘Sydneys black ghetto’, Tribune, 10 November 1971, p. 5, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article237866896

‘Police attack blacks’,Tribune, 24 July 1973, p. 2, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article236854856

‘Aborigines ‘seek protection’, The Canberra Times, 4 November 1983, p. 3, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article116393439

Tickner, Robert 1982, ‘Sector policing: Redfern: a return to the early 1970s?’, Aboriginal Law Bulletin No.4, June 1982, pp. 3-4, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/AboriginalLawB/1982/22.html