Was the Banana Bender Pub the Ettamogah originally?
Yes! The Banana Bender Pub was the second Ettamogah to be built in Australia and was opened in 1989 by Queensland’s then Premier Mike Ahern after nine months of construction.
What were the Ettamogah Pubs based off?
Former police officer Kenneth ‘Ken’ Maynard rose to fame as a cartoonist thanks to his Ned and the Neddy cartoons in the country’s longest running paper, the now defunct Australiasian Post magazine - affectionately known as the Aussie Post. Over the years In of Ken Maynard’s cartoons to make way for the Ettamogah, dubbed the “cartoon pub”.