David Wilson

From Hotels of Ballarat
David Wilson
Occupation Publican
Years active 1866-1890
Known for Mount Blowhard Hotel
Carriers' Arms
Town Hall Hotel
Home town Ballarat

David Wilson was a publican in Ballarat, <1866-1890>

History[edit | edit source]

A David Wilson who held the license for the Mount Blowhard Hotel, at Mount Blowhard, from June 1866 until not later than 1871.[1]

His sister died at the hotel in July 1866:

DEATHS: On the 12th July, at the Mount Blowhard Hotel, Isabella Wilson, sister of David Wilson, aged 24 years and 8 months.[2]

In September 1866 the news reported on Wilson's experiments with farming, using a seed drill:

"...To quote in stances in proof of the general superiority of drilled crops would be somewhat unnecessary, but as a very notable instance in point we may refer to some oats sown by Mr. Wilson, landlord of the Mount Blowhard hotel, in a piece of ground in his garden. The oats were sown in drills a foot apart, the ground having been previously supplied with a dressing of guano and salt, and it may now be fairly pronounced as one of the finest crops in the district..."[3]

In December 1873, a David Wilson was granted the license for the Carriers' Arms in Doveton Street.[4]

In September 1876, Wilson was granted the license for the Town Hall Hotel in Armstrong Street South, Ballarat.[5]

In May 1890, Wilson was arrested near Maryborough:

A well-known Ballarat publican, named Wilson, who is licensee of the Town Hall hotel, was arrested at Cuddy's Flat, near Maryborough, last night on a charge of lunacy.[6]


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1866 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 6 February, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE BALLARAT STAR), viewed 22 Jun 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112867081
  2. 1866 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 13 July, p. 2. , viewed 28 Nov 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112863541
  3. 1866 'No title', The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), 8 September, p. 2. , viewed 28 Nov 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article244420909
  4. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 December, p. 4. , viewed 07 Nov 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608890
  5. 1876 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 28 September, p. 4. , viewed 23 Dec 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199831117
  6. 1890 'No title', Avoca Mail (Vic. : 1863 - 1900; 1915 - 1918), 27 May, p. 2. , viewed 17 Aug 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203004615

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