Cumberland Brewery

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Cumberland Brewery
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Town Ballarat
Street Main Road
Known dates 1856-1857

The Cumberland Brewery was a brewery in Ballarat, <1856-1857>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The brewery was in Main Road, Ballarat.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

The brewery was operated by Wholah and Stokoe until January 1857, and then by John Wholah.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

In August 1856 John Wholah was charged with breaches of the licensing laws:

John Waller was charged with permitting spirituous liquors to be sold on his premises, having no license. Mr Randall appeared for the defendant. Sergeant Robinson proved that on the night of the 30th inst. he heard a great noise in the Cumberland Brewery, on the Main-road. It was about eight or nine o'clock. He went into an inner room at the back of the bar. There were several people in the room drunk and quarrelling. The defendant himself was intoxicated. The defendant would not tell witness whether he was the owner of the place. Witness afterwards discovered that he was. By the Bench—He could not say that the men who were intoxicated were not the occupants of the house. His Worship said the case must, therefore, fall to the ground. The defendant was then discharged.[2]

In January 1857 Wholah and Stokoe announced that they had dissolved their partnership in the brewery:

Dissolution of Partnership. WE John Wholah and Robert Stokoe, carrying on business under the firm of Wholah and Stokoe, Cumberland Brewery, do hereby agree to dissolve partnership by mutual consent. All debts due to the Cumberland Brewery will be received by John Wholah, and all debts against the said Cumberland Brewery will be paid by John Wholah, As witness our hands this fifth day of January, 1857 JOHN WHOLAH, ROBERT STOKOE. Witness, THOMAS CRAIG, WILLIAM HOME. John Wholah being now the sole Proprietor of the Cumberland Brewery, begs to return his sincere thanks to his friends and the public for their past favors, hoping, by a strict attention to Business, to merit a continuation of their support. JOHN WHOLAH, Cumberland Brewery, Main-road.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1857 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 7 January, p. 4. , viewed 23 Apr 2018,
  2. 1856 'POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 2 August, p. 2. , viewed 28 Jun 2019,

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