Upper Loddon Hotel

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Upper Loddon Hotel
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Town Glenlyon
Known dates 1860-1869

The Upper Loddon Hotel was a hotel in Glenlyon, Victoria, <1860-169>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Glenlyon.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

On the 19 August 1869 a local farmer collapsed and died in the hotel parlour:

DEATH FROM ELECTION EXCITEMENT. On Thursday afternoon, Mr. William Bryan, farmer Lightwood Hill, rode to Glenlyon to vote at the shire election, and then entered the Upper Loddon Hotel, with one or two others, to obtain some refreshment. He sat in the parlour, and after giving his order, suddenly rose and staggered towards the table. Dickson, another farmer, seeing this, exclaimed, " Bryan, what's the matter?" "I don't know," replied Bryan. Seeing he was about to fall, Dickson supported deceased, and laid him down. Mr. Bryan never spoke again, and in fact life was extinct so quickly that Mr. Price, the resident medical practitioner, who happened to be at the door, as soon as he entered the room pronounced the sufferer dead. Mr. Bryan was an elder of the Daylesford Presbyterian Church, was very highly respected, and perfectly sober at the time of his decease. The post mortem examination disclosed enlargement and softening of the walls of the heart, and a large abscess in the kidneys. It is supposed the bustle of the election, acting on an enfeebled frame, proved too much for his strength. Deceased was sixty-two years old.[2]


Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Political[edit | edit source]

  • 6 May 1860, meeting of the Glenlyon District Road Board.[3]
  • October 1865, community meeting to protest at inaction by the state's Legislative Council in advancing reform.[1]


The People[edit | edit source]

  • In May 1860 the publican, Thomas Orde, was also a member of the Glenlyon District Road Board.[3]
  • In October 1865 the publican was named Shearer.[1]


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1865 'THE CRISIS.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 18 October, p. 5. , viewed 14 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155038648
  2. 1869 'DEATH FROM ELECTION EXCITEMENT.', Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), 24 August, p. 3. , viewed 14 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60894231
  3. 3.0 3.1 1860 'GLENLYON DISTRICT ROAD BOARD.', The Kyneton Observer (Vic. : 1856 - 1900), 10 May, p. 2. , viewed 14 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article240848734


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