Richard R. Childe

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Richard R. Childe
Occupation Publican
Years active 1913-1915
Known for Coomoora Hotel

Richard R. Childe was a publican in the Daylesford area, <1913-1915.

History[edit | edit source]

Richard Childe was the son of George Childe.

Childe was the licensee of the Coomoora Hotel at Coomoora, two miles from Daylesford.

George died in December 1913, and his death notice showed that his daughter was in the hotel business, with the Town Hall Hotel in Daylesford:

CHILDE;.-On the 3rd December, at Daylesford, George Childe, formerly of Stawell, and Chah Sing Station, Moulamein, N.S.W., and loving husband of the late Isabella Childe, and loved father of R. R. Childe, of Coomoora Hotel, Coomoora; Mrs. .E. T. Hutchings, of Whitehall, Green's Creek; Mrs. H. Troutbeck, Eyrecourt, Stawell; and Mrs. H. A. Rowe, Town Hall Hotel, Daylesford, aged 78 years. A colonist of 57 years.[1]

A child was born on 23 February 1914:

CHILDE.- On 23rd February, at Mount Stuart private hospital, Daylesford, the wife of R. Childe, of Coomoora - a daughter.[2]

Childe was granted the license for the Coomoora Hotel for a fee of £27 10s in December 1914.[3] The hotel was one of several listed for review by the License Reduction Board in March 1915. The decision was made to close the hotel at the end of 1915.

In December 1915, Nellie Childe was granted a vigernon's license for the Coomoora Wine Vault.[4] In December 1915, Nellie Childe was granted a vigernon's license for the Coomoora Wine Vault.[5]

In October 1917 the Childe family announced their decision to leave Coomoora and a their was a presentation at the old hotel (now the Wine Vault):

FAREWELL, AND PRESENTATION AT COOMOORA. [Contributed.] Saturday evening, October 6, was marked by a large gathering of residents of Coomoora and district at the local Wine Vaults in order to wish God-speed to their old and highly-esteemed friends, Mr and Mrs Childe, who have sold their business and have purchased a large hotel in another State. During the evening, dancing was entered into with great energy. Mrs T. Minihan made her presence felt at the piano by supplying the latest catchy music in her usual brilliant style, while Mr D. Minihan, as M.C., kept things lively from the jump off. Vocal items were numerous throughout the programme, Mr G. Collins and Miss Molly Rousch figuring conspicuously, the latter reciting nicely a poem of her own composition. During a lull in the proceedings, Mr P. Rousch, on behalf of the gathering, in his customary happy style, presented Mr Childe with a case of beautiful pipes and Mrs Childe with a fountain pen. In doing so, he dwelt on the many good qualities possessed by Mr and Mrs Childe as neighbors of five years' standing and regretted their departure from the district. His remarks were supported in similar strain by Mr Tom McCormack and others. Mr Childe who was visibly affected, feelingly responded. He thanked the residents for their kindness and said he very much regretted parting with such staunch friends. Much of the success of the evening was due to the untiring energy displayed by Mesdames Coghlan and Rousch and also Postmistress Allen who was untiring in her efforts and worked like a Trojan from the initiation of the movement to make the event the huge success it was.[6]

Nellie transferred the license for the Wine Vault to a local farmer, Daniel Crowley, in October 1917.[7]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1913 'Family Notices', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 5 December, p. 1. , viewed 17 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7273239
  2. 1914 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1883; 1914 - 1918), 16 March, p. 2. (DAILY.), viewed 18 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73495932
  3. 1914 'DAYLESFORD LICENSING COURT', Daylesford Advocate, Yandoit, Glenlyon and Eganstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 8 December, p. 2. , viewed 12 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119529999
  4. 1915 'LICENSING COURT.', Daylesford Advocate, Yandoit, Glenlyon and Eganstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 16 December, p. 3. , viewed 16 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119538818
  5. 1915 'LICENSING COURT.', Daylesford Advocate, Yandoit, Glenlyon and Eganstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 16 December, p. 3. , viewed 16 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119538818
  6. 1917 'FAREWELL, AND PRESENTATION AT COOMOORA.', Daylesford Advocate, Yandoit, Glenlyon and Eganstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 19 October, p. 3. , viewed 18 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119558985
  7. 1917 'LICENSES TRANSFERRED.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 9 October, p. 6. , viewed 17 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1654867

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