Thomas Jardine

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Thomas Jardine
Occupation Publican
Years active 1869
Known for Criterion Hotel
Home town Ballarat

Thomas Jardine was a publican in Ballarat, <1869>.

History[edit | edit source]

Thomas Jardine was the Clerk of Petty Sessions, in Ballarat West.[1]

In 1869 he took on the license of the Criterion Hotel in Bridge Street, Ballarat.

In October 1869, he applied to transfer the license, and was found to be in contempt of court:

Mr Lewis renewed the application for the transfer of the license of Thomas Jardine, for the Criterion hotel, to Alfred Haysom. On the part of Mrs Usher, the purchaser, by the payment of £20, of the goodwill of the house, Mr M'Dermott appeared. A document bearing a receipt for this amount for the goodwill, and also an agreement to transfer the license, was handed to the bench. Jardine, in the witness-box, at first denied that the clause relative to transfer was in existence at the time he affixed his signature, but afterwards on being pressed by Mr M'Dermott, admitted that it was there when he signed. His worship expressed his astonishment that a man like Jardine, who had recently been the Clerk of Petty Sessions in Ballarat West, should disgrace himself by what he could not fail to know was gross prevarication and contempt of court. He was not an ignorant man, and his recent employment must have taught him that he had been guilty of the grossest contempt of court. He should therefore be committed to prison for forty-eight hours. The application for the license was again postponed.[1]

The license was finally transferred, and Mrs. Usher got her money back, one week later.[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1869 'POLICE', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 2 October, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE BALLARAT STAR), viewed 13 Jan 2018,
  2. 1869 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 October, p. 3. , viewed 25 May 2018,

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