Thomas W. Simpson

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Thomas William Simpson
Born c.1851
Died 29 February 1904
Ballarat
Occupation Miner
Publican
Years active 1893-1904
Known for Family Hotel
Home town Clunes
Ballarat

Thomas W. Simpson was a publican in Ballarat, 1893-1904.

History[edit | edit source]

Simpson took over the license for the Family Hotel in Darling Street, Redan, in May 1893. The former publican, Thomas Blight, had just won a lottery.[1]

In October 1894 he was charged with Sunday trading:

Thomas William Simpson, licensee of Kohl’s hotel, pleaded guilty to a charge of Sunday trading, and was fined £2.[2]

Simpson died on 29 January 1904:

Mr. Thomas Simpson, a well-known hotel keeper of Redan, died on Monday after a lingering illness, aged 53. Deceased, who leaves a widow and family, formerly resided at Clunes, where he was engaged in mining pursuits.[3]


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1893 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 13 May, p. 2. , viewed 11 Mar 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209786368
  2. 1894 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 October, p. 2. , viewed 02 Dec 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209220745
  3. 1904 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 1 March, p. 6. , viewed 02 Dec 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197241323

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