Wentworth Hotel

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Town Daylesford
Known dates 1939-1940

The Wentworth Hotel was a hotel in Daylesford, Victoria, <1939-1940>.

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The hotel was in Daylesford.[1]

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History[edit | edit source]

In March 1940 the publican challenged a local man to an unusual bet:

BARREL WILL BE ROLLED OUT! Daylesford Wager. Most people have been singing about rolling out the barrel for some months, and on Easter Saturday at Daylesford Mr. J. "Tarzan" Falkhead is going to do something more than sing about it. He will attempt to roll a barrel from the Hepburn Hotel to the Wentworth Hotel in Daylesford-a distance of four miles - within a time limit of an hour and a half. The proprietor of the Wentworth Hotel (Mr. J. Matheson) has laid a wager of £25 to £5 against the performance of this feat by Mr, Falkhead. The wager has caused much interest in the Daylesford district, and a number of side wagers have already been laid. Mr. Falkhead's task is made more difficult by the fact that there is a rise of 700ft. between Hepburn and Daylesford.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1940 'BARREL WILL BE ROLLED OUT!', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 12 March, p. 3. , viewed 23 Feb 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12432668
  2. 1939 'TRANSFER OF LICENCES', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 21 February, p. 2. , viewed 06 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12099645

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