John Hayes

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John Hayes
Born c.1839
Died 25 July 1884
Haddon, Victoria
Occupation Publican
Years active 1869-1884
Known for Black Hill Hotel
Home town Haddon
Spouse(s) Mary Hayes
Children John Hayes (1872-1914)

John Hayes was a publican at Haddon, Victoria, <1869-1884>.

History[edit | edit source]

John Hayes held the license for the Black Hill Hotel on the Carngham Road at Haddon.

Hayes came across a road accident in October 1869:

FOUND DEAD UNDER A DRAY. A correspondent informs the Ballarat Star that, on Friday afternoon, a man named John Hayes, landlord of the Black Hill hotel, Haddon, came to the Smythesdale police-camp, and gave information that he had just found a man lying dead under a horse and dray on the range, near the Black Hill. It seems that the dray was laden with wood, and had capsized : the horse was dead also. Hayes, it seems, immediately got the assistance of some men, and the dead body was extricated, and some covering thrown over it, till Hayes could bring the police. Sergeant Wigmore started off forth with to the place along with Hayes to take the necessary steps in the case. Hayes stated that he did not know the name of the deceased, but thought he was a widow's son from Burrumbeet.[1]

A son, also named John Hayes, was born in 1872. (He later was the publican of the Sir Henry Barkly Hotel in Main Road).[2]

His license was renewed in December 1873, 1874, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1881 and 1882.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

His sister died at the hotel in February 1877:

THE Friends of Mr JOHN HAYES are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late sister Margaret to the place of interment, the Ballarat Old Cemetery. The funeral procession to move from his residence, the Black Hill Hotel, Haddon, This Day (Wednesday), the 28th instant, at a quarter to 1 o'clock.[11]

In January 1878, Hayes was credited with saving several properties during a bushfire:

The fire was stayed by the exertions of the residents, and all appeared safe until Tuesday, on which day Mr John Hayes (of the Black Hill Hotel) and Mr John Jones (of Cardigan) rode out to see if there was any likelihood of the fire starting again, and, while they were looking round, some sparks from a burning log were carried by a strong west wind on to the ground that escaped on Saturday. The two gentlemen named made all haste to give the alarm to the several farmers whose homes lay in the track of the wind, and it is probable their timely warning saved some three or four homesteads from destruction. The new State school at the Black Hill narrowly escaped. The fire reached so near that some of the fence at the teacher's dwelling was burnt, and but for the timely aid of some men from the Trunk Lead claim, all the buildings must have gone. On Wednesday Mr Cochrane and his son James, in company with Mr Hayes, went with a water-cart and extinguished any burning logs they saw on the south margin of the burnt ground to prevent the north wind, which was then blowing, from carrying the fire on to the ground which escaped before.[12]

Hayes died at the hotel on 25 July 1884:

HAYES.—On the 25th July, at his residence, Black Hill Hotel, near Haddon, John Hayes, aged 45 years.[13]

THE Friends of the late Mr JOHN HAYES are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Ballarat Old Cemetery. The funeral cortege to move from his late residence. Black Hill Hotel, Carngham road, near Haddon, on Sunday, the 27th instant, at 12 o’clock noon T. WELLINGTON, late F. Atkins, Undertaker, 7 and 9 Dawson street[14]

In December 1884 the publican's license for the hotel was granted to Mary Hayes.[15]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1869 'FOUND DEAD UNDER A DRAY.', The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), 16 October, p. 3. , viewed 12 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article244904858
  2. 1914 'OBITUARY', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1885; 1914 - 1918), 21 July, p. 4. (DAILY.), viewed 30 Oct 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73311298
  3. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 2. , viewed 27 Jul 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608881
  4. 1874 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 5 December, p. 3. , viewed 28 Jul 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208250086
  5. 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
  6. 1877 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 12 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199282991
  7. 1878 'SMYTHESDALE LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1880; 1914 - 1918), 18 December, p. 4. , viewed 18 Aug 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article210374132
  8. 1879 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 17 December, p. 4. , viewed 03 May 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199821791
  9. 1881 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 14 December, p. 4. , viewed 11 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202597435
  10. 1882 'SMYTHESDALE LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 12 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202701330
  11. 1877 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 28 February, p. 3. , viewed 12 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199827192
  12. 1878 'EXTENSIVE BUSH FIRES.', Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), 14 January, p. 3. , viewed 12 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article149820890
  13. 1884 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 26 July, p. 2. , viewed 12 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201116450
  14. 1884 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 26 July, p. 3. , viewed 12 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201116449
  15. 1884 'SMYTHESDALE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 December, p. 4. , viewed 27 Jul 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207630534

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