George Brown

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George Brown
Years active <1900-1921
Known for Victoria Hotel
Home town Daylesford

George Brown was a publican in Daylesford, <1900-1921

History[edit | edit source]

George Brown held the license for the Victoria Hotel, in Vincent Street, Daylesford. The hotel, then a single storey building, was described in the Weekly Times in December 1900:

VICTORIA HOTEL. A really comfortable hostelry is the Victoria, the property of a well-known sport in the person of Mr George Brown. He is the secretary of the Daylesford Racing Club, and president of the District Football Association, which comprises the Daylesford, Hepburn, Mount Prospect, Eganstown, and Kidd's Gully clubs. Naturally enough, the Victoria Hotel is a centre of sporting interest, and thither resort all who wish to keep themselves well informed on this ever attractive subject. Situated in the main street, the hotel is commodious and comfortable. Plenty of accommodation is provided for boarders, and a speciality is made of the meals supplied. Mr Brown has had experience in the trade, and claims that none can excel his beef and mutton, to say nothing of the poultry. Bedrooms are very cosy and inviting, there is a pianoforte for the musical, card-rooms for lovers of the game, and a billiard-table adjoining. Visitors for a season will find the host attentive to their wants, and, with over thirty years' residence, a mine of information on all subjects respecting the district.[1]

In December 1914 his license was renewed for a fee of £170.[2] It was renewed in December 1915.[3]

In November 1921 he transferred the license to Thomas Reher.[4]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1900 'VICTORIA HOTEL.', Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954), 1 December, p. 2. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE WEEKLY TIMES), viewed 24 Jul 2021,
  2. 1914 'DAYLESFORD LICENSING COURT', Daylesford Advocate, Yandoit, Glenlyon and Eganstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 8 December, p. 2. , viewed 12 Dec 2019,
  3. 1915 'LICENSING COURT.', Daylesford Advocate, Yandoit, Glenlyon and Eganstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 16 December, p. 3. , viewed 16 Dec 2019,
  4. 1921 'LICENSES TRANSFERRED.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 30 November, p. 9. , viewed 06 Apr 2019,

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