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Abigail Searls was born in Rochester, New York on 18th Mary 1838. Her father died when she was only two...
The first known references to the Belmont Hotel were in February 1857 when the Argus ran an articles calling...
Bird in the Hand Hotel
Elisha Evans, publican of the Bird in the Hand Hotel, first comes to our attention on 21 April 1867 when the...
On 9 December 1871 John Brown’s application for a hotel in Northcote was delayed as the building had not yet...
Butchers' Arms Hotel
The Butchers' Arms Hotel briefly flickered into life in 1867-1868. We know little else about it. The publican...
Charles Brock was the long standing publican at the Council Club Hotel at 853 High Street Preston, opposite...
Charles and Mary Senior took over the running of the Alphington Hotel from 19 June 1911. On the 14th August...
Croxton Park Hotel
The Croxton Park Hotel began life on 27 April 1844 when Robert Duff was granted a license for a hotel on...
In April 1889, Frederick Hurst transferred the title of the Junction Hotel – a large 15 room establishment at...
When Ellen Jones started at the Commercial Hotel in 1891 with her husband Michael, little did she realise...
In July 1903 Emily Junker became the seventh publican at the Grandview Hotel, replacing Austin Harkin who had...
Horace Bastings was born in Islington, London in 1831 and arrived in Northcote either in the late 1840s or...
Hotel Licencing and the Temperance Movement
The Licences Reduction Board was formed by the Victorian Government in 1907 in an effort to curb the number...
John Roberts had been in farmer in Northcote in the early 1860s before opening the Carters’ Arms Hotel...
Josiah (Joseph) Goyder
Josiah Goyder bought the Pilgrim Inn in High Street, Northcote in 1865 and renamed it the Red House, having...
Mary Cora Negri
The longest serving of all Darebin’s publicans was Mary Cora Negri. In 1927 she took over the licence of the...
The Merrilands Hotel was located on the Reservoir - Epping Road just north of Reservoir railway station,...
Northcote Arms Hotel
The Northcote Arms Hotel originated in November 1853 when the firm of Wharton & Burns requested...
On 7 September 1854 Horace William Bastings was granted a license for the Peacock Inn. It was certainly in...
Pigeon shooting in Darebin
In 1858 Samuel Brownlow, publican at the Northcote Arms Hotel organised a pigeon shooting contest at his...
Pilgrim Inn - Darebin's first hotel
On 27th April 1844 Robert Duff was granted a license for a hotel on Plenty Road to be known at the Pilgrim...
On the 18th November 1833 the barque Edward Coulston arrived in Sydney from Liverpool. Amongst its passengers...
Samuel Brownlow was first mentioned in the Argus newspaper on 31 August 1854 when he was one of a number of...
In July 1866 Thomas Kinsella transferred the license of the Half-way House Hotel to Emanuel King, gentleman...
Vine Tree Hotel
The Vine Tree Hotel opened on Heidelberg Road in Alphington in 1868. It was probably located in a small...
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