John Astley

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John Astley
Occupation Publican
Years active 1904-1917
Known for Windermere Hotel
Commercial Hotel
Home town Windermere
Children Tom Astley
W. H. Astley

John Astley was a publican in the Ballarat district, <1904-1917>.

History[edit | edit source]

In May 1904 John Astley took over the license of the Windermere Hotel from George Dinneen.[1] In 1909 Astley still living at Windermere as a publican.[2]

In August 1917, Astley was the publican of the Commercial Hotel at Kingston. The papers reported his son had enlisted:

Mr W. H. Astley, second son of Mr and Mrs John Astley, of the Commercial hotel, had been accepted for active service abroad. Mr Astley was in the employ of Brinsden and Sons for three years. Messrs. R. Chapman and Alex. Dickens, of the local bank, have also enlisted, and together with Mr Astley will go into camp at once. This is the second son of Mr Astley who has enlisted. Trooper Tom Astley has been away since the commencement of the war.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1904 'LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 5 May, p. 3. , viewed 25 Sep 2016,
  2. 1909 Victorian Electoral Rolls, Grampians, Wendouree.
  3. 1917 'KINGSTON.', Creswick Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 10 August, p. 2. , viewed 10 Jul 2019,

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