George Lauder

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George Lauder
Born c.1877
Rupanyup, Victoria
Died 19 June 1917
Occupation Publican
Years active 1912-1917
Known for Royal Hotel (Rupanyup)
George Hotel
Home town Rupanyup

George Lauder was a publican in Ballarat, 1912-1917.

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Lauder held the license for the George Hotel in Lydiard Street.

He died on 19 June 1917:

OBITUARY. MR GEO. LAUDER. The friends of Mr G. Lauder, licensee of the George Hotel, Lydiard street, will regret to learn of his death last evening after a very brief illness. Mr Lauder visited Melbourne on Monday. He was taken ill at an early hour on Tuesday morning. and died last night as stated. The cause of death was internal hemorrhage. He leaves a widow but no family. The deceased was a native of Rupanyup, in the Wimmera, and lived there for a number of years, being the licensee of the Royal Hotel. He came to Ballarat five years ago from Stawell, where he had been living privately for a couple of years. The deceased was well known in local racing circles, and was a member of the committee of the Miners' and Burrumbeet Racing Clubs, and the Ballarat Trotting Club. He was also a coursing enthusiast, and had been a follower of that sport all his life. He would have celebrated his 41st birthday on Sunday next. His remains will be interred in the Geelong Cemetery on Friday.[1]

MR GEORGE LAUDER, Jr. The news of the death of Mr Geo. Lauder Jr., licensee of the George Hotel, Ballarat, on Wednesday evening last, was received in Rupanyup with sincere regret, Mr Lauder had visited Melbourne on Monday ; was taken ill on Tuesday morning and died the following night; the cause of death being internal hemorrhage. The deceased, who was a native of Rupanyup, was to have celebrated his 41st birthday on the Sunday following his death. From birth to early manhood he lived with his parents at their farm "Lauderdale," Rupanyup West, and then for several years sought experience on large squatting stations in New South Wales, again returning to Rupanyup where he married and became the licensee of the Royal Hotel. He carried on this establishment most successfully for several years and when he sold out he purchased a fine homestead and grounds, near Stawell and profitably followed the occupation of dealer and commission agent for a period, when about five years ago he became the licensee of the George Hotel, Ballarat, which business he carried on till his death. He was of a generous and jovial disposition and made hosts of friends in every walk of life. As a youth he was one of the finest athletes in the Wimmera, and many of the early successes of the Rupanyup football club were due to his dashing play. From a boy he was passionately fond of coursing and in addition to being a foundation member of most of the district clubs was for years owner of many very prominent greyhounds. In fact he was an allround sport and good fellow of whom numerous friends in all parts of the State will have the most kindly remembrances. He leaves a widow but no family. His parents reside at Geelong and his only brother, Will, is the licensee of the Town Hall Hotel, Stawell. Two of his sisters Mrs W. Miller and Mrs D. McCowan live at Rupanyup. His remains were interred in the Geelong cemetery on Friday last.[2]

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  1. 1917 'OBITUARY', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1884; 1914 - 1918), 21 June, p. 4. (DAILY.), viewed 02 Aug 2021,
  2. 1917 'Obituary.', Rupanyup Spectator and Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon and Lallat Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 28 June, p. 2. , viewed 02 Aug 2021,

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