Thomas Digby

From Hotels of Ballarat
Thomas Digby
Occupation Publican
Years active 1862-1866
Known for Golden Well Hotel

Thomas Digby was a publican at Mount Blowhard, Victoria, 1862-1866>

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Digby held the license for the Golden Well Hotel at Mount Blowhard. He was the first publican for the new hotel in June 1862.[1] He held the license until 1866.[2] In November 1867 the license was granted to Thomas Buttery.[3]

In July 1866 Digby's horse was stolen while he was at a sale:

A rather sharp trick was practised by some of the light-fingered gentry during the sale at Mr. Allan's farm at Learmonth, on Wednesday, 25th July. It appears that Mr. Thomas Digby, of the Golden Well hotel, Mount Blowhard, who attended the sale, had tied his horse up to the fence, and, on leaving, found the animal to be missing. After a strict search and due enquiries had been made, the horse was found near the Ballarat pound, but minus the saddle and bridle.[4]


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  1. 1862 'LEARMONTH POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 2 July, p. 3. , viewed 18 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66325227
  2. 1864 'LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 July, p. 3. , viewed 21 Dec 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66346382
  3. 1867 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 November, p. 4. , viewed 21 Dec 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112872103
  4. 1866 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 28 July, p. 2. , viewed 21 Dec 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112863870

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