James Watkins

From Hotels of Ballarat
James Watkins
Occupation Publican
Years active 1863
Known for Foundry Hotel
Home town Ballarat

James Watkins was a publican in Ballarat, <1863>.

History[edit | edit source]

In 1863, Watkins was the publican of the Foundry Hotel in Armstrong Street South. In June 1863 he was in court:

At the District Police Court, on Thursday, Watkins, the late landlord of the Foundry Hotel, Armstrong street, was brought before the Bench charged with fraudulent insolvency, and was remanded for a week. Mr Dunne has been retained for the prosecution, and some startling disclosures are likely to be made when the case comes on for hearing, relative to the manner in which the insolvent, and now prisoner, disposed of his estate.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1863 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 19 June, p. 2, viewed 9 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72515143

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