Richard Stephen Frawley

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Richard Stephen Frawley
Born Bungaree, Victoria
Died 5 August 1945
Melbourne, Victoria
Occupation Publican
Years active 1930-1932
Known for Maryville Hotel
Station Hotel (Port Melbourne)
Home town Wallace
Spouse(s) Gertrude Stewart

Richard Stephen Frawley was a publican in Wallace, <1930-1932.

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Frawley held the license for the Maryville Hotel (later known as the Wallace Hotel) at Wallace, Victoria.[1]

He was charged in February 1931 with breaching licensing laws in December 1930:

Richard Stephen Frawley, licensee of the Marriville Hotel, Wallace, was fined £3 for selling liquor, and £5 for having the bar door open during prohibited hours on 6th December. A charge of having persons on the premises was withdrawn.[2]

In November 1932 he transferred the license to Darron Gilmore.[3]

His engagement was announced in July 1929:

Miss Gertrude Elizabeth (Sister) Stewart, third daughter of Mr and Mrs Wm. Stewart, Scott Street, Warracknabeal, to Mr Richard Stephen Frawley, of Wallace, second youngest son of Mr P. and the late Mrs Frawley. Bungaree.[4]

Frawley died in Melbourne on 5 August 1945:

The Final call. MR. RICHARD S. FRAWLEY. There is keen and widespread regret at the death of Mr. Richard Stephen Frawley, licensee of the Station Hotel, Port Melbourne, which occurred at Mercy Hospital on Sunday following a major operation a few days earlier. His health had been unsatisfactory for some time. Born at Bungaree, where he was a farmer and contractor, Mr. Frawley entered the licensed trade by taking over the Wallace Hotel, Wallace, and about 10 years ago he transferred to Port Melbourne. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Gertrude Frawley. Sisters are Mrs. M. Fisher, Town Hall Hotel, South Melbourne; Mrs. A. Bell, Freer's Hotel, South Melbourne: Misses Agnes and Millie Frawley (Railway Club Hotel, Port Melbourne). Mr. Michael Frawley, Star and Garter Hotel, South Garfleld (formerly of Port Melbourne), are brothers. Three other brothers — John, Nicholas and Thomas — live in Ballarat district, and a fourth, Austin, lives in New Zealand. 'Dick' Frawley was held in high esteem. Of genial disposition, manly, and unostentatiously generous, he was a good business man and a public-spirited citizen. For several years he had represented Port Melbourne zone on the council of the Licensed Victuallers' Association. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. W. F. Nugent, O.Carm., at St. Joseph's Church, Port Melbourne, on Tuesday morning, and the cortege left the church for Melbourne General Cemetery. It was one of the largest seen in the district. Among thost at the graveside were the Hon. P. L. Coleman, M.L.C., Mr. Corrigan, M.L.A., the Mayor of Port Melbourne (Cr. G. A. Rogers), Crs. M. Woodruff, T. Griffin and the Town Clerk of Port Melbourne (Mr. S. S. Anderson), the Federal and State president of the L.V.A. (Mr. H. S. Gleeson), Cr. P. K. Sutton, and representatives of all hotels at Port Melbourne and South Melbourne.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1945 'The Final call', Record (Emerald Hill, Vic. : 1881 - 1954), 11 August, p. 1. , viewed 30 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article165032822
  2. 1931 'PROVINCIAL CITIES AND TOWNS.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 5 February, p. 5. , viewed 30 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203335933
  3. 1932 'LICENCES TRANSFERRED.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 29 November, p. 13. , viewed 30 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4511241
  4. 1929 'Family Notices', Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939), 4 July, p. 68. , viewed 30 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146452664

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