William Tulloch

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William Tulloch
1895
Born 1828
Perth, Scotland
Died 24 October 1906
Ballarat, Victoria
Nationality Scottish
Known for Tulloch and Sons
Royal Standard Brewery
Ballarat Brewing Company
Queen's Head Hotel
Home town Ballarat
Spouse(s) Emma Gude
Children William G. Tulloch (1855)
James Tulloch
T. Tulloch
Harry Tulloch
Charles Tulloch

William Tulloch was a brewer in Ballarat, <1870-1906.

History[edit | edit source]

William Tulloch was born in Perth, Scotland in 1828. He migrated to Sydney on the ship Duke of Richmond in 1844, proceeding to Geelong in January 1845 and subsequently moving to Ballarat.[1] He married Emma Gude in 1851.[2]

Tulloch tried his hand at various activities, including mining, and eventually became a liquor merchant.[2] In the 1870s he took on brewing. He joined with John McLaren, and began a company called Tulloch, McLaren and Co.. They constructed the Royal Standard Brewery on blocks S9-17 and S9-18 in Lydiard Street South. The brewery was built of brick and bluestone to the design of architect Henry R. Caselli.

Tulloch was the owner of the Queen's Head Hotel in Humffray Street in June 1888.[3]

Tulloch went into business in 1890 with his son, William G. Tulloch who had trained as a brewer in Melbourne, trading as Tulloch and Son.[2]

After William's death in 1894, Tulloch went into partnership with James Coghlan, owner of the Phoenix Brewery at Warrenheip, in 1895.[2] They purchased the Barley Sheaf brewery of Leggo and Sons.[2] They amalgamated their holdings into the Ballarat Brewing Company. The Ballarat Brewery in Lydiard Street was sold to Carlton & United Breweries in 1958. The brewery closed in 1989 and was sold to the Ballarat School of Mines in 1994.[4][5]

William Tulloch was elected to the first council of the Ballarat West Municipality on 14 January 1856[6], and was a member of the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat Mechanics' Institute and the Old Colonists' Association.[7]

Family[edit | edit source]

He had sixteen children, eleven were still living around 1894, including:

Obituary[edit | edit source]

Tulloch died in Ballarat on 24 October 1906:

An old and highly respected citizen of Ballarat, Mr William Tulloch, who, for a long time past, had been in failing health, died at his residence, Errard street south, at 7 o'clock yesterday morning, the cause of death being a general break up of the system. The deceased, who was one of the leadings brewers of Ballarat and district, was a native, of Perth, Scotland, and was born in 1828. He landed in Sydney in 1844, and in the following year proceeded to Geelong, where he engaged in various occupations, including, cattle dealing, digging, and store keeping, until he finally turned his attention to brewing, at which he remained to the end. In 1863 Messrs Tulloch and M'Laren established The Royal Standard Brewery at Ballarat, and in 1890 the name of the firm was changed to Tulloch and Son, comprising Mr W. Tulloch and his son, Mr W. G. Tulloch. Branch establishments were established, at Melbourne and Geelong. Latterly the breweries have been carried on under the name of the Ballarat Brewing Company, Messrs Coghlan and Tulloch being the principal partners. The deceased who, in the early days, took a deep interest in public affairs was a member of the first council of Ballarat. For seven or eight years he filled that position, and performed the duties pertaining to the office in a thorough and satisfactory manner, rendering services of a substantial and lasting, character while occupying a seat at the council table. Up to a few months ago only three members of that council remained alive, they being Dr Stewart, Mr Tulloch, and Mr Jas. Oddie. Dr Stewart died a short time ago, and the demise of Mr Tulloch leaves Mr Oddie the only survivor. The late Mr Tulloch was at one time connected with the Old Colonists' Association, Art Gallery, and Mechanics’ Institute. He was a most genial gentleman and was of a charitable disposition. The deceased leaves a large grown up family Mr James Tulloch, the manager of the Royal Standard Brewery, is a son. Other sons are Mr T. Tulloch, Melbourne representative of the Ballarat Brewing Co.; Mr Harry Tulloch, of the Tulloch Proprietary Printing Company, and Mr Charles Tulloch, the well-known oarsman, who is employed as accountant at the general depot, Dana street.[1]

Funeral[edit | edit source]

Tulloch was buried in the Ballarat Old Cemetery:

The remains of Mr William Tulloch, of 107 Errard street south, were interred yesterday in the Ballarat Old Cemetery, Messrs M. Dunlop, J. Nice. J. Herman, Cleary, A. Moran, and D. Coghlan, employes of the deceased, acted at coffin bearers, and the pall-hearers were the Hon. E. Morey, Crs Barker and T. T. Hollway, and Messrs Jas. J. Coghlan., J. E B. Millington. F. Herman, E. J. Dickson, W. Purdy, H. W. Morrow H.F. Elliott, Dr Davies, J. Pinkerton, J. Glasson, and J. S. Ditty. The Right Rev. Dr Cairns officiated at the house and grave. Mr Charles Morris was the undertaker.[8]


Transcription of Headstone in the Ballaarat Old Cemetery[edit | edit source]

William Tulloch died 24th Oct 1906, aged 77 years. Emma Georgina, his wife, died 16th Aug 1916 aged 83 years. Alexander McLaren, their son, husband of Maud Tulloch, died in Geelong 20th Feb 1919 aged 56 years. Their daughter Emma Jane Tulloch died 13th Dec 1929, 75 years.


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ballarat Star, 25 October 1906.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2013, Stubbs, Dr. Brett J., 'A Short But Remarkable Brewing Life: Eric William Tulloch (1883–1926)', https://www.brewsnews.com.au/2013/08/06/a-short-but-remarkable-brewing-life-eric-tulloch/
  3. 1888 'HUMFFRAY STREET HOUSES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 27 June, p. 4. , viewed 28 Sep 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209443845
  4. [1]University of Ballarat, Brewery Complex
  5. [2]Deutsher, K. (1999) The Breweries of Australia: a History, Lothian Books.
  6. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.
  7. Kimberley, W. B. (ed), (1894), Ballarat and Vicinity, F. W. Niven, Ballarat, p.82.
  8. Ballarat Star, 26 October 1906.



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