Slim Dusty 'Duncan' hotel passed in
The Town and Country Hotel at St Peter's Sydney, immortalised in the Duncan song by Slim Dusty, was passed in at $2.21 million at its auction today.
Bidding on the hotel on Unwin's Bridge Road opened at $1.8 million through auctioneer Damien Cooley.
It's listed through Gerry Quinlan at Manetti Quinlan hotel brokers, who was seeking $2.5 million on initial marketing. It comes with 15 poker machines and potential redevelopment possibilities. The song was actually written by Pat Alexander seven years before it topped the charts in 1981 for two weeks.
The auction bids featured in the TGC Sydney Property Twitter updates from the auction room.
Alexander wrote the song had come out of an experience while selling life insurance.
"I love to have a beer with Duncan, I love to have a beer with Dunc. We drink in moderation, and we never, never ever get rolling drunk. We drink at the Town and Country, where the atmosphere is great. I love to have a beer with Duncan 'cause Duncan's me mate."
Alexander sent one of his discs to Slim Dusty's post office box address and it was his wife, Joy McKean, who happened to play Duncan, and liked it.
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