Joiners’ Arms

Cameron St
cnr George & Brisbane Sts
Later Half Moon Inn

1831 William Evans, Joiners’ Arms, Cameron-street
1832-33 David Williams, Joiner’s Arms, George and Brisbane streets.


Launceston Advertiser, 28 September 1831

Launceston Advertiser, 21 November 1833
Launceston Advertiser, 21 November 1833

Launceston Advertiser, 12 March 1835
Launceston Advertiser, 12 March 1835

Change of occupier and name to the Half-moon Inn

 

Launceston Advertiser, 8 October 1835
Launceston Advertiser, 8 October 1835

Half Moon

George Street
Corner of George and Brisbane Street

George & Brisbane St site previously Joiner’s Arms.

1834 John Reece, Half Moon, [George Street] Launceston
1835 John Reece, Half Moon, [George and] Brisbane Streets
1835 Hannah Reece, Half Moon Inn, Launceston
1836 Henry Reading, Half Moon, George [and Brisbane] Streets
1836 George Williams, Half Moon
1836-40 Thomas Faro, Half Moon, George [and Brisbane] Streets
Later licensed at Bird in Hand.

Launceston Advertiser, 12 March 1835
Launceston Advertiser, 12 March 1835

Launceston Advertiser, 8 October 1835
Launceston Advertiser, 8 October 1835
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Currency Lass

Cnr Brisbane & George Streets?

1834 John Connolly, Currency Lass, George St
1835 John Connolly, Currency Lass
1836 John Connolly, Currency Lass, Brisbane Street
1836 Transferred to Wellington & Frederick Streets

In 1830, John Connolly is licensed for the Elephant and Castle in Brisbane Street, which then moved to Wellington St, where it was known as the Currency Lass until 1839. His 1830 premises might be same as this one.

In 1836, it seems the Brisbane St building was put up for sale and the business transferred to Wellington St.

The Colonist, 20 May 1834
The Colonist, 20 May 1834

Launceston Advertiser, 11 August 1836
Launceston Advertiser, 11 August 1836

Cornwall Chronicle, 28 May 1836
Cornwall Chronicle, 28 May 1836

Black Bull

Charles & Brisbane Street

1826 Robert Marr, Black Bull, Launceston
1827 Robert Marr, Black Bull, Charles Street
Became King’s Arms?

St. Andrew’s Day.-A similar Meeting to that which took place at the British Hotel, was observed by the Sons of Caledonia, at Launceston, at the Inn kept by Mr. Marr, at the sign of the Black, Bull. The Meeting was respectably and well attended. The dinner was excellent; the usual toasts and sentiments were drank ; and the room was decorated with the Thistle, Hose, and Shamrock, gracefully entwined.
Colonial Times, 8 December 1826

CRIMINAL COURT LAUNCESTON
Thursday.
William Stopford was found guilty of forging and offering as true, a forged receipt for cattle, with intention to defraud Mr. Marr of the Black Bull.
Hobart Town Courier, 3 November 1827

Hobart Town Courier, 5 July 1828
Hobart Town Courier, 5 July 1828
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White Conduit House

Cnr Charles & Brisbane Streets

1829 Gavin Hogg, White Conduit House, Charles Street
1830 Henry Davis, White Conduit House, Brisbane Street
1831 Henry Davis, White Conduit House, Charles Street
1832-34 Joseph Howell, White Conduit House, Charles Street

Launceston Advertiser, 1 February 1830
Launceston Advertiser, 1 February 1830

Launceston Advertiser, 5 April 1830
Launceston Advertiser, 5 April 1830
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Brisbane Hotel (1)

Brisbane St

1836-37 Henry Davis, Brisbane Hotel

In 1835, Henry Davis was advertising s being at the Fountain Wine Vaults, but at the bottom of that advertisement, he is seeking a “two-story commodious House, in a respectable part of Launceston suitable for a first-rate Hotel.”

Launceston Advertiser, 12 November 1835
Launceston Advertiser, 12 November 1835

Launceston Advertiser, 9 June 1836
Launceston Advertiser, 9 June 1836
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Spread Eagle

Brisbane Street

1830 Robert Mailer, Brisbane Street
1832 Robert Mailer, Spread Eagle, Brisbane Street
1832 Benjamin Hyrons, Spread Eagle, Brisbane Street
1833 Newton Lewyn, Spread Eagle, Brisbane Street

There is reference 1845 (see bottom of the page) of an application for the King’s Head, later Brisbane Hotel to be licensed as Spread Eagle. I don’t know if this is the same site as the 1830s house. There’s nothing else to suggest it is, but on the other head, the earliest I have for the King’s Head is 1835.


Launceston Advertiser, 28 September 1831


The Independent, 26 May 1832
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