Until the early twentieth century a journey to NSW involved a sea voyage.
This is a sample of plans from NRS 9590 Plans of Licensed Premises: Hotel Plans.
A liquor license application was submitted with a plan/sketch
Applications for liquor licenses under An Act to remodel the law relating to publicans and other persons engaged in the sale of liquor, 1881 (45 Victoria Act No 14) and subsequent Acts were to be accompanied by a plan or sketch of the premises. The plans which comprise this series are largely architect's plans of proposed hotels, and major and minor alterations and additions to existing hotels submitted for approval to NSW Licensing Courts in the Sydney Metropolitan District.
Information on the plans
Details vary - usually the plans include name of hotel, locality - town or suburb and street name(s), name of applicant or owner, name of architect, date and scale of plan, type of plan - floor plan, section and elevations, site plan, or details of proposed additions or alterations, and date of approval if given.
There are c.370 plans in this series