Charles Scorer

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Charles Scorer
Occupation Publican
Years active 1858-1859
Known for Duchess of Kent Hotel
Home town Ballarat

Charles Scorer was a publican in Ballarat, <1858-1859>.

History[edit | edit source]

Scorer was the publican of the Duchess of Kent Hotel in Main Street, Ballarat. He was granted the license in June 1858.[1]

In July 1858 there was a problem with the wrong person being granted the license for the Duchess of Kent:

Thomas Robinson, Duchess of Kent Hotel, Main Road. Mr Scorer appeared and said the application should hare been in his name but he had been absent when the application was made. Granted, the name to (be) changed.[2]

In December 1858 he was fined for having an unlicensed bagatelle table:

Chas. Scorer, Duchess of Kent Hotel, for having an unlicensed bagatelle table. The defendant said the town clerk had told him the police would not interfere until certain correspondence between the Government and the Municipal Council had ended. The magistrate said the Municipal Council had no jurisdiction over licensed houses, and if publicans were fools enough to listen to such advice as that mentioned they must take the consequences. Under the circumstances, however, a mitigated fine of 10s only would be imposed.[3]

His license was renewed in June 1859.[4]

In 1871 Scorer stood as a candidate for the seat of North Grenville:

Mr Charles C. Scorer, one of the candidates for the representation of North Grenville, addressed a meeting of the electors at Dixon's hotel, Scotchmans, on Saturday night. The attendance was small, only some thirty persons being present. The chair was occupied by Mr G. T. Lewis, who briefly introduced the candidate, remarking that although he did not declare himself in favor of Mr Scorer, he was perfectly sure that the constituency required a local man. Mr Scorer then came forward, and was received with cheers. He had, he said, fixed his home in the very heart of the constituency, and for that reason alone he considered it was his duty to forward its interests. In seeking election as their representative in Parliament he was expected to express his views, not only in regard to district matters, hat also on the various topics which at the present time demanded most particular attention.[5]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 16 June, p. 2. , viewed 02 Nov 2019,
  2. 1858 'SPECIAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 24 July, p. 2. , viewed 20 Nov 2017,
  3. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 December, p. 4, viewed 20 October, 2014,
  4. 1859 'AFTERNOON SITTINGS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 June, p. 3. , viewed 25 Sep 2019,
  5. 1871 'NORTH GRENVILLE ELECTION.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1880; 1914 - 1918), 16 January, p. 3. , viewed 29 Mar 2017,

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