George Harry

From Hotels of Ballarat
George Harry
Occupation Publican
Years active 1907
Known for Broomfield Hotel
Home town Broomfield

George Harry was a publican in the Ballarat district, <1907.

History[edit | edit source]

In 1907 George Harry was the publican of the Broomfield Hotel at Broomfield. He walked out of the business taking the furniture with him, and refused to transfer the license. The owner, Mrs. E. Spargo, was forced to apply for a special license in order to keep the hotel open:

A peculiar dispute arose regarding the transfer of the license of the Broomfield Hotel from Geo. Harry to E. Spargo, the owner. From the evidence tendered it appeared that Harry, who had seven years lease of the hotel, suddenly left the house, and took all the furniture. When approached by Mr Drew, the hotel broker, who was acting for Mrs Spargo, to transfer the license Harry asked for £150 compensation. This was declined, and on the following day Drew again approached Harry to sign the transfer, but he declined only, however, asking for £40 compensation on this occasion. At a later stage Harry made a considerable reduction in his request, which they (the applicants) declined to give. Mrs Spargo said that Harry had taken all the furniture away, including some of her own property. He had deserted, the premises and in consequence of such she had to take possession. The bench agreed to grant Mrs Spargo a special, certificate, issued under the seal of the court.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1907 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 10 December, p. 6. , viewed 24 Dec 2016,

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