I was sent to Alice Springs from Cairns to take …

Comment on The many lives of stuff in Alice Springs by David Paloff.

I was sent to Alice Springs from Cairns to take over the old Alice Springs Hotel from Lye Underdown in 1979. We spent two years renovating then renaming the hotel to the Telford Alice Hotel Motel. My wife and I spent 10 years in Alice and in that time, had two sons born there. I also managed the Oasis Motel and the Gap Motor Hotel whilst Prince Charles and Princess Diane stayed in 1983. Contrary to other news reports, Prince William did not stay with the Royals at that time. The town has never left my soul.

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