This is the image most Australians would conjure up if you asked them to describe a typical Australian pub. It's 19th century, with cast iron lace around its upper veranda, cast iron posts creating a colonnade underneath. It's large and imposing on the outside, dark and cool on the inside.
This particular pub is in Wellington, in western New South Wales. I assume it has not always been called the Federal Hotel, as Federation (of the separate self-governing British colonies to form one independent nation) only occurred in 1901, and the date on the facade says 1894. Perhaps I am wrong though, and the original owners were expressing their solidarity with the emerging nationalist movement.