Francis Watson

From Hotels of Ballarat
Francis Watson
Occupation Publican
Years active 1918
Known for American Club Hotel
Home town Ballarat

Francis Watson was a publican in Ballarat, <1918>.

History[edit | edit source]

Francis Watson was the publican of the American Club Hotel in Bridge Street.

In December 1918 he was charged with selling watered down whisky:

In the same court Francis Watson, licensee of the American Hotel, Bridge-street, was charged with two breaches of the Pure Foods Act, in having for sale whisky below the standard strength. Defendant was fined £2 on each charge, with £1 13/ costs.[1]

In December 1918, Watson transferred the license of the American Club Hotel to Margaret Grant.[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1918 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 25 December, p. 6, viewed 24 December, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155237791
  2. 1918 'LICENSING COURT.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 24 December, p. 7, viewed 24 December, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155233369

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