Licenses Reduction Board Ballarat 1915

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The Licenses Reduction Board met in Ballarat in 1915.

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In December 1915 they announced the compensation being awarded to four hotels:

LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD. FOUR HOTELS DEALT WITH. The Licenses Reduction Board sat at Ballarat to-day, to deal with four hotels, the licenses of which had been surrendered.

The first one on the list was the Evansford Hotel, Evansford; owners, John Johnstone and Courtland Young; licensee, Annie Louisa Young. Mr F. Young, of Beaufort, appeared for the owners, and evidence as to valuation was given by John R. Simkins, valuer of the Shire of Lexton. The Board awarded the owners £245, and the licensee £40.
In the case of the Buninyong Shire Hall Hotel, Mount Clear; owners, Ballarat Trustees, Executors, and Agency Co.; licensee, Reginald Scott Tonkin; evidence was given by Frank Besemeres, valuer. The Board awarded the owner £75, and the licensee £44.
Re the Town Hall Hotel, Clunes; owner, Frederick Clarence Gilbert; licensee, Edward Smith. Mr Nevett appeared for the owner, and Wm. Drew, valuer, gave evidence. The Board gave the owner £410. The licensee made no claim.

Bald Hills Hotel, Bald Hills; owner, John Slattery; licensee, Mary Slattery. Mr J. B. Pearson appeared for the owner and licensee, and the Board awarded the owner £160, and licensee £50.[1]

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  1. 1915 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD', The Evening Echo (Ballarat, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 3 December, p. 4. (FOURTH EDITION), viewed 15 Jan 2024,