William Maxwell Brown

From Hotels of Ballarat
William Maxwell Brown
Occupation Publican
Years active 1855-1861
Known for Empire Hotel
Home town Ballarat

William Maxwell Brown was a publican in Ballarat, <1855-1861>.

History[edit | edit source]

In November 1855 Brown opened a theatre next door to the Empire Hotel at Magpie Gully.[1]

In June 1861 Brown was declared insolvent:

William Maxwell Brown, Ballarat innkeeper. Debts £409 15s 8d, assets £94 17s 6d, balance deficiency £314 17s 9d. Causes of insolvency-depression in trade[2]

He was again listed as insolvent in March 1867:

Re. William Maxwell Brown, Ballarat—The Official Assignee reported that in this estate the hotel was mortgaged to the Oddfellows for more than its value; book debts were not recoverable, and he could hold out no hopes of a dividend. The meeting closed.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1869 'MINING UNDER THE BASALT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 4 September, p. 4. , viewed 31 Jan 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112854151
  2. 1861 'LEARMONTH POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 June, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR.), viewed 23 Jun 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66339979
  3. 1868 'GEELONG INSOLVENT COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 21 March, p. 4. , viewed 02 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113601969

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