Thomas Wright (North Britain)

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Thomas Wright
Occupation Publican
Years active 1906-1911
Known for North Britain Hotel
Home town Ballarat

Thomas Wright was a publican in Ballarat, <1906-1911>.

History[edit | edit source]

Wright held the license in October 1906. His wife was buried at Waterloo in that month:

The remains of Mrs Wright, wife of Mr. Thomas Wright, of the North Briton, hotel, Macarthur street, were interred in the Waterloo Cemetery on Thursday. Messrs M. Flynn, G. Vowles, W. Lamont, C. Gray, C. Broadbent, T. D. Martin, and J. Rutherford acted as pall-bearers, and the coffin-bearers were Messrs W. Short, J. W., I. R., and James Witherden. The Rev. C. Reid conducted the service, and Messrs Jordan and Tippett carried out the funeral arrangements.[1]

In March 1911, Wright and the hotel's owners, Mary Ann Bennie, John P. Mingst, Geo. H. Mingst, and Alice H. Annear, testified at the License Review Board's hearings into the hotel:

Thomas Wright, licensee, said he had received no complaints about the hotel from the headmaster of the State school. John P. Wilson, J.P., thought the hotel was conveniently situated.[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1906 'OBITUARY.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 13 October, p. 1. , viewed 09 Aug 2018,
  2. 1911 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 4 March, p. 2. , viewed 10 Jan 2018,

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