Licenses Reduction Board 1909

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The Licenses Reduction Board met in Talbot in 1909.

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In May 1909 the board met at Talbot:

TALBOT, Wednesday. - The Licenses Reduction Board finished its sittings here to-day. The cases heard were the Talbot Hotel, J. McDonald owner, Mary E. Spark licensee; Town-hall Hotel, George H. Spence owner and licensee; Liverpool Arms Hotel, Charlotte Ford owner and licensee. The decisions were reserved. The board will make a complete inspection of the hotels on Thursday, and will take the Avoca cases next week. The chairman suggested that when the awards were made the licensees of the hotels remaining should arrange amongst themselves the proportion of the increased licensing fees which each should bear. This plan was found to work well in other places. Mr. Barr complimented the police on the extremely fair and reasonable manner in which they had placed the cases before the board. The licensees of the Commercial, and Phoenix hotels, both of Talbot; the Caralulup Hotel, at Caralulup and the Amherst Hotel, at Amherst, were not called on to appear.[1]

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  1. 1909 'REDUCTION BOARD AT TALBOT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 20 May, p. 8. , viewed 22 Feb 2024,