George Spence

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George Spence
Died 1890
Clunes, Victoria
Occupation Publican
Years active 1876-1890
Known for Buck's Head Hotel
Home town Clunes
Spouse(s) Jane Heslop
Children George H. Spence

George Spence was a publican in Clunes, Victoria, <1876-1890.

History[edit | edit source]

Spence held the license for the Buck's Head Hotel in Clunes from at least December 1876 till his death in 1890.[1][2][3]

In October 1879 he was fined £1 with 2s 6d costs for Sunday trading after being caught in the act by the local constable.[4]

In September 1887 he was fined:

George Spence, also of Clunes, was fined £2, with 12s 6d costs, for Sunday trading, to which he pleaded guilty, the liquor having been served by a servant without the knowledge of the licensee.[5]

In January 1880 Spence was forced to overpower an armed miner who had shot a man in the bar of the hotel.[6]

Spence died at Clunes in 1890.

After his death, his wife applied for the license:

A Licensing Court was also held, when Mr Pope applied for a transfer of the license of the Buck’s Head hotel from the late George Spence to his widow, Jane Spence. Mr Thomson said the Act permitted the widow to retain the license until the annual Licensing Court was held. Application postponed accordingly.[7]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1876 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE. CITY COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 December, p. 4. , viewed 22 Jul 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199833122
  2. 1882 'CLUNES LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1883; 1914 - 1918), 14 December, p. 4. , viewed 13 Feb 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article250130951
  3. 1883 'CLUNES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 December, p. 4. , viewed 07 Feb 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201619510
  4. 1879 'CLUNES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 30 October, p. 2. , viewed 17 Feb 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200131713
  5. 1887 'CRESWICK.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 21 September, p. 4. , viewed 25 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207774967
  6. 1880 'SERIOUS SHOOTING AFFRAY AT NORTH CLUNES.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 21 January, p. 6. , viewed 19 Aug 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5971488
  7. 1890 'CLUNES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 6 August, p. 2. , viewed 19 Aug 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209709544

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