Denis Moloney

From Hotels of Ballarat
Denis C Moloney
Occupation Publican
Years active 1904
Known for Victoria Hotel
Home town Ballarat
  • Dennis Moloney, previous licensee (father)
  • Jane Moloney (mother)

Denis Moloney was a publican in Ballarat.

History[edit | edit source]

Denis Moloney, left, with his friend and publican, Mick Murphy

Moloney's name is often mispelled as Dennis Maloney, was the publican of the Victoria Hotel in Victoria Street, Ballarat.

Moloney took over the license of the Victoria Hotel from Bridget Tierney in June 1887.[1]

In March 1889, Moloney helped identify the body of a man who had collapsed on the footpath outside the hotel, and later died at the hospital:

Mr Dennis Maloney, the licensee of the Victoria hotel, who received the remains, recognised them as those of a man who on Saturday was observed sitting on a swag in an outhouse at the rear of his public house. He was then without a hat, and appeared to be suffering from the effects of drink. The swag was discovered in the outhouse yesterday evening. It is supposed that deceased died from the effects of drink and exposure. A magisterial enquiry will be held to day.[2]

Denis Moloney senior died in 1903, and in March 1904, his son Denis C (Cornelius) Moloney was approved for the Victoria Hotel licence.

Moloney senior's wife died in September 1913, and many members of the Ballarat hotel community attended her funeral:

The funeral of Mrs Jane Moloney, relict of Mr Denis Moloney, of the Victoria Hotel, Melbourne road, took place yesterday, when her remains were followed to their last resting-place, in the Ballarat New Cemetery by a very large number of gentlemen, comprising both business and private citizens, and many farmers from the surrounding districts. The coffin-bearers were Messrs P. W. and Denis Moloney (sons of deceased), and Messrs Albert and John Anglin (sons-in-law) ; and the pall was supported by the following gentlemen :—Messrs James J. Coghlan, J.P., Wm. White (treasurer), and William Ratcliffe (secretary), H.A.C.B. Society) ; T. McGuane, J. Guinane, P. Torpy, T. Torpy, T. J. Smith, W. Dark, W. Dunn, T. Bambrick, A. Prout, H. Hudson, C. O’Loughlin, I. Moran (Ballarat Brewing Company). Frank T. Kierce (Goodfellow and Co.), M. Quirk, W. Beggs, M. and J. Donohue, Tim Foley, P. Egan, J. McDermott, P. White, J. Anglin, R. Nimon, M. Murphy, J. Baxter, R. Bowd, T. McMahon, B. Williams, C. Fitzgerald, M J. Harrington, C. Lyons, H. N Strickland, D. Torpy, H. Rose, P. Fogarty, E. N. Bentley, W. Armstrong, and Breheny Bros. The service at the grave was conducted by the Rev. Father Close, and the funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs Steve Wellington and Son.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1887 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 June, p. 2. , viewed 03 Aug 2019,
  2. 1889 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 25 March, p. 2. , viewed 10 Jan 2018,
  3. 1913 'OBITUARY NOTICES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 September, p. 7. , viewed 01 Mar 2018,

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