From the Maitland Mercury report:
An institution in Maitland’s dining history is about to go under the hammer.
The iconic Old George and Dragon Restaurant in Melbourne Street, East Maitland will be auctioned on Thursday May 12 at Fort Scratchley.
Built in 1837, the inn was granted the state’s fourth liquor licence. From 1937 to 1977 the Robinson family held the licence with Mrs Dorothy Robinson the licensee for 30 years.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, May 3, 2016.