Michael Newton

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Michael Newton
Died August 1921
Occupation Publican
Years active 1892-1914
Known for Newton's Hotel
Home town Ballarat
Children Florrie

Michael Newton was a publican in Ballarat, 1892-1914.

History[edit | edit source]

Michael Newton had the license for Newton's Hotel, formerly known as Brophy's Hotel, which he took over in 1892.

He unsuccessfully applied to change the name of the hotel from Brophy's to Newtons in September 1896:

The application of Michael Newton to change the name of his hotel from Brophy’s to Newton’s was struck out, the applicant not appearing.[1]

The license was transferred to Robert Taylor, jun., in December 1914.

In December 1902 Newton's wife had her umbrella stolen:

Mary Harrington, 40 years of age, was arrested on Tuesday, charged with stealing an umbrella valued at 20/ from Mrs. Newton, of Newton's Hotel, Sturt-street.[2]

In August 1906 his brother's death was reported:

News was received in Ballarat on Friday of the death at Natimuk of Mr. John Newton, eldest brother of Mr. Michael Newton, a well-known hotel proprietor and sportsman, of Sturt-street. Deceased, who was 70 years of age, was highly esteemed in the Wimmera district. His remains are to be interred at Mount Gambier.[3]

On 27 October 1917 his daughter married another Ballarat publican:

The marriage of Miss Florrie Newton, youngest daughter of Michael Newton, of Ballarat (formerly of Newton's hotel) to Chas Hager, licensee of the North Star hotel, Ballarat, took place on Saturday, October 27th, at St Patrick's cathedral, Ballarat.[4]

Newton died in August 1921:

OBITUARY. LATE MR MICHAEL NEWTON. Few men in the public life of Ballarat have occupied a more conspicuous position than the late Mr Michael Newton, whose remains were interred in the Old Cemetery yesterday. He was proprietor of Brophy’s hotel, afterwards known as Newton’s (now the Sturt hotel) for a long term, but was more widely known, up to the time of his retirement, quite recently, as starter for, all the racing clubs in the Ballarat district. He was a noted "whip" in the days when motor cars were unknown, and as marshal for public processions in Ballaart, his picturesque figure will be greatly missed. The remains were conveyed from his residence to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where Requiem Mass was held, and the Solemn Office for the Dead recited. The celebrant was the Rev. H. Gleeson, with Rev. M. M'Gloin (deacon), Rev. D. O’Connell (sub-deacon), Revs. J. B. Roper and J. Tiernan (chanters), assisted by the Very Revs. J. Kieran, A.D.M., T. Wood, and W. M. Close. The Right Rev. Dr Foley (Bishop of Ballarat), pronounced absolution at the catafalque. A large number of representative citizens followed the remains to the graveside, where Bishop Foley, assisted by the Very Rev. Father Keiran officiated. The casket-bearers were — Messrs W. White, J.P. (Lyons and White), A. W. Hager, Chris. Hager, M. Martin, I. A Moran, J. P. Bourke. Among those present were the Hons. M. Baird, M.L.A. (Chief Secretary). F. Brawn and A. Bell, M’s.L.C.', Messrs D. C. M'Grath, M.H.R., E. J. Hogan, M.L. A., Superintendent A. E. Nicholson, Messrs Jasper Coghlan, C. Coghlan, W. Andree, T. F. Macmanmy (president), J. Feery, and J. Newton (vice-presidents), J. Hutchins, R. Taylor, sen., R. Taylor, jun., E. Matthews, P. Davey, M. Fiscalini, F. Fiscalini, T. K. O’Callaghan, J. Willis, P. J. Early (secretary) Licensed Victuallers’ Association, Ballarat; D. Walton (vice-president), J. M. Feery, A. Walker, O. Chisholm, R. Harding, H. M'Goldrick (secretary) Burrumbeet and Windermere Turf Club; Col. A. M. Greenfield (president), R. Valentine. H. M'Goldrick (sec.), Ballarat Turf Club; Dr A. Spring, Messrs A. S. Rusden, J. Farmer, J. M'Carthy, J. Rogerson, P. O’Halloran (Ballarat Miners’ Turf Club), Messrs A. Magill, V. Purdue; C. Chisholm (Ballarat Trotting Club), Cr T. Prendergast (president), B. H. Forbes, J. O’Loughlin, T. Kean, T. Torpey, D. Barry (secretary), Bungaree Turf Club), Dr T. H. Donnelly, Messrs T. Foley (Brophy, Foley and Co.), N. Booth (Macleod and Booth), J. E. B. Millington, Jas. J. Coghlan, J. Tulloch (Ballarat Brewing Co.), W. J. Treadwell, R. Bourne, J. J. Shelly. F. T. Kierce (St. Patrick’s Day Committee), A. A. Sherry (president Nazareth House committee), W. I. Murphy (A.C.F.), J. Morrisey (St. Patrick’s College), J. Cohen (Bal larat Imperial Football Club), I. Wynne (Ballarat Football Club), A. M. King (Ballarat Rowing Club), M. Kennedy (“Ballarat Star”), A. Heinz (Heinz Bros.), C. Cutter, F. Besemeres. H G. Burrowes (Burrowes and Cooper), F. D. Mann, Graeme Dowling (Crawford, Dowling and Seymour), F. G. Hermann and W. Knox (Goller and Co.), H. Batten (J. McLeod and Co.), J. Bongiorno. A. Guiliano, H. J. Smerdon, W. Perkins, H. Wardell, M. Harrington, D. J. Ward, J. Carley, J. M'Kenna, W. E. Longhurst, H. Wardle, A. Adair, E. Drohan, J. Casey (Western Oval Christmas Day sports), J. Taylor, R. Willis, A. E. Callow, C. J. Coles and W. Pullum (Coles and Pullum), H. B. George, S. Masterson, J. Robertson, E. J. .Windsor, W. Illingworth, J. Rowsell, R. Withers (Mercantile Insurance Cos.), and A. Walker. The mortuary arrangements were in the hands of Stephen Wellington and Son.[5]


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1896 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 17 September, p. 2. , viewed 30 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207492693
  2. 1902 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 31 December, p. 6. , viewed 30 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9074428
  3. 1906 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 18 August, p. 12. , viewed 30 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article189376054
  4. 1917 'SOCIAL', Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 9 November, p. 4. , viewed 30 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119877637
  5. 1921 'OBITUARY', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 26 August, p. 2. , viewed 30 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article211973299

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