Pewley Hill Hotel

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Pewley Hill Hotel
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Town Pewley Hill
Closed 1916
Known dates 1908-1916

The Pewley Hill Hotel was a hotel at Pewley Hill, Victoria, <1908-1916.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was at Pewley Hill in the Clunes Licensing District.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

The hotel was one of six in the Clunes district closed by the License Reduction Board in 1916.[1] The owner received £200 compensation.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Inquests[edit | edit source]

In May 1908 the hotel was the venue for an inquest into the death of a man at Kooroocheang:

The body of Levi Hocky, a resident of Smeaton of over 45 years, was discovered on Thursday under a tree in the bush at Kooroocheang by Mr Ronald Hepburn. The features were really beyond recognition, but by the fact that he always carried a trowel, his identity was established. Deceased went by the soubriquet of “Bricky.” Mr Hepburn lost no time in communicating with Constable Spottiswood, and the remains were conveyed to Smith’s Pewley Hill hotel, and on Thursday afternoon an enquiry was held by Mr W. I. Toose, J.P., Dr Mackie and others gave evidence, but nothing definite could be arrived at, the opinion being that death was due to exposure.[3]

The People[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1916 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 2 March, p. 8. , viewed 09 May 2017,
  2. 1916 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 8 November, p. 10. , viewed 11 Feb 2018,
  3. 1908 'FOUND DEAD AT SMEATON.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 30 May, p. 10. , viewed 10 May 2017,

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