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The following menu was a wartime menu for the popular Athol's Inn in Flinders Street in Townsville. I believe it was located on the Castle Hill side of Flinders Street in the same block as the old Townsville Daily Bulletin building. Mr. A.G. Stortenbeker's first name was Athol. His wife's name was Violet (nee Chandler) Stortenbeker.  Athol was a pastry cook and chef. Athol died aged 56 years, on 20 May 1952 after a long illness.

Athol's Inn was purchased by a syndicate of five chinese in about March 1945. Athol Stortenbeker advised in an advertisement in the Townsville Daily Bulletin on Tuesday 24 June 1947 that he had "again taken over Athol's Inn Flinders Street. However the cafe will be closed for a short period to make certain necessary alterations and improvements."



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Athol's Inn Menu during WW2

Click on the above to see the full menu


The menu was obviously designed to be attractive to the large numbers of American soldiers in the Townsville area during WWII.



I'd like to thank Kay Fischer, niece of Athol Stortenbeker, for her assistance with this web page.


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 Peter Dunn 2015


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This page first produced 30 June 2002

This page last updated 23 August 2016