Humphrey Murphy

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Humphrey Murphy
Died October 1914
Mount Blowhard
Occupation Publican
Years active 1893-1914
Known for Mount Blowhard Hotel
Home town Mount Blowhard

Humphrey Murphy was a publican in Mount Blowhard, 1893-1914.

History[edit | edit source]

Murphy bought the hotel in 1893 for £600.[1] It was a two story brick building on six acres.

In 1909 Murphy was living at Mount Blowhard.[2]

Murphy died in October 1914:

The funeral of the late Mr Humphrey Murphy, proprietor and licensee of the Blowhard Hotel, Mount Blowhard, took place on Saturday last, when his body was interred in the Ballarat New Cemetery. The remains, which were encased in a massive coffin of English oak, were carried by the following gentlemen; —Messrs J. Murphy, P. Murphy, and R. Murphy (nephews of deceased), and John O'Loughlin, and the following gentlemen were the pall bearers; — Messrs A. W. Hager, Frank Carver, E. T. Kierce (representing R. M. Goodfellow and .Co.), Jas. Brown (representing J. J . Goller and Co.), Chris. Hager, J. Slattery (Bald Hills). P. Davey, C. Shclton, E. Keating, P. Fogarty, J. Deegan; J. Shelton, E. Ryan, John Young, T. J . Murphy , Con. O'Loughlin and Jim O'Loughlin (Bungaree), J. Shaw, James Shaw, E. Caton, R. M'Beth, F. M'Intosh, D. Darcy, J. Ford, and Jas. Leneham, Con. Britt, and John Britt (of Dunnstown). The service at the grave was conducted by the Very Rev. Father Kennelly, Administrator of St. Patrick's, and the funeral arrangements, which were carried out by complete motor service, were in the hands of Messrs Steve Wellington and sons.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1908 'BLOWHARD HOTEL', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 6 May, p. 4. , viewed 11 Aug 2022,
  2. 1909 Victorian Electoral Roll, Grampians, Wendouree
  3. 1914 'OBITUARY.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 October, p. 4. , viewed 02 Dec 2020,

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