The Hero of Waterloo is name after the Duke of Wellington, best known for defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. From 1988-2013, Ivan Richard Nelson was the publican of The Hero of Waterloo Hotel, making him the longest licensee in the pub’s history. Within the walls of the hotel there is an enduring legend that a secret tunnel running from the cellar of the hotel to the harbour was used for rum smuggling and the involuntary recruitment of sailors. The downstairs cellars still have shackles on the walls and the entrance to the smuggler’s tunnel can still be seen. It is rumoured that in 1849, publican Thomas Kirkman pushed his wife, Anne, down the Hero’s stairs to her death. In recent times, it has been said that the ghost of Anne Kirkman frequents the Hero. Now owned by Kazuko Nelson, this landmark was classified by the Heritage Council and The National Trust of New South Wales, Australia. For more information on the Hero Of Waterloo visit website http://heroofwaterloo.com.au/
A stylish and practical gift, each cushion cover is removable and machine washable.
Cushion cover dimensions
- Cushion size 45cm x 45cm
- Weight 500gms
- Backing colour is black
- Zip is hidden at the base of the cushion