Mary Ann Mason

From Hotels of Ballarat
Mary Ann Mason
Occupation Publican
Years active 1874-1877
Known for Robin Hood Hotel
Home town Ballarat
Spouse(s) John Mason

Mary Ann Mason was a publican in Ballarat, Victoria, <1874-1877>.

History[edit | edit source]

May Ann Mason was granted the license for the Robin Hood Hotel, on the corner of South and Windermere Streets, in December 1874.[1]

She probably took over the license following the death of her husband John, in September 1874:

THE Friends of the late Mr JOHN MASON are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Ballarat New Cemetery. The funeral to leave his late residence, Robin Hood Hotel, corner of Windermere and South streets, To-morrow (Friday, 11th September), at Three o'clock p.m. W. B. KING, Undertaker, Sturt street, near Hospital.[2]

In December 1877 the police objected to the renewal of the hotel license on the grounds that the hotel was dilapidated and was ill furnished.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1874 'CITY LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 December, p. 4. , viewed 11 Oct 2016,
  2. 1874 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1880; 1914 - 1918), 10 September, p. 3. , viewed 03 Jun 2017,
  3. 1877 'ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 December, p. 4. , viewed 06 Jun 2021,

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