William Bull

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William Bull
Occupation Publican
Years active 1858-1874
Known for Red Bull Hotel
Home town Ballarat

William Bull was a publican in Ballarat, <1858-1874>.

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William Bull was the publican of the Red Bull Hotel in Humffray Street. A publican's license was issued on 22 June 1858.[1] His license was renewed in July 1859[2], May 1860[3], June 1862[4], June 1863[5][6], December 1873[7], and December 1874.[8]

In June 1864 he advertised his intention to renew his license - he was illiterate as signed the documents with a cross:

TO the Bench of Magistrates, Ballarat East-I, WILLIAM BULL, licensed Publican, now residing in Humffray street, in the borough of Ballarat East, do hereby give notice that it is my intention to apply to the justices sitting at the Court of Petty Sessions to be holden at Ballarat East, on the 1st day of July, 1864, for a Certificate authorising the issue of a Publican's License for a house situated at Humffray street; four sitting rooms, three bedrooms. Present occupier licensed; sign, the Red Bull. Dated at Ballarat, this 16th day of June, 1864. WILLIAM BULL, His mark +.[9]

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  1. EASTERN POLICE COURT. (1858, June 23). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 2. Retrieved April 10, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66048810
  2. 1859 'AFTERNOON SITTINGS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 June, p. 3. , viewed 25 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053609
  3. 1860 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 May, p. 2. , viewed 08 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72466933
  4. "Licencing Court for Publicans," The Star, Thursday 19 June 1862, pg. 4, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324943, (accessed January 17, 2014)
  5. 1863 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING BENCH.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 June, p. 4, viewed 3 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72515106
  6. 1861 'LICENSING SESSIONS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 30 May, p. 1 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR., viewed 6 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66339578
  7. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 2, viewed 11 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608881
  8. 1874 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING BENCH. ANNUAL MEETING.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 15 December, p. 4, viewed 26 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208250314
  9. 1864 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 22 June, p. 4. , viewed 16 Apr 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66345878

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