Elephant & Castle — Currency Lass

SE cnr Wellington and Frederick streets, Google Maps.
Established c1833. Later Orient Hotel.

The first mention of the Elephant and Castle places it in Brisbane Street, but by 1833 it is in Wellington St. Connolly also had a licence for the Currency Lass in Brisbane St (1834-1835), prior to that being transferred to the Wellington St premises, so that might have been the same place as the 1830s Elephant & Castle.

Photo, as the Orient Hotel

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April 2016

1830 John Conolly, Elephant & Castle, Brisbane-st
1832 John Conolly, Wellington Street
1833-35 Thomas Kelly, Elephant and Castle,Wellington Street
1836 John Connolly, Currency Lass, Wellington & Frederick Streets
1836-38 Philip Best, Currency Lass, Wellington & Frederick Streets
1839-46 William Mason, Elephant and Castle, Wellington & Frederick Streets 1840
1846-50 William Carpenter, Elephant and Castle, Wellington street. 1850
1851-61 William Mason, Elephant and Castle, Frederick and Wellington streets 1860
1862-1889 William Atkinson, Elephant and Castle, Wellington and Frederick streets 1870
1890-92 Mary Atkinson, Elephant and Castle, Frederick and Wellington streets
1893 Lewis Young, Elephant and Castle, Frederick and Wellington streets
1893 Oscar Bottcher, Elephant and Castle, Frederick and Wellington streets
1985-96 Robert Earl, Elephant and Castle, Frederick and Wellington streets
1896 William John Atkinson, Elephant and Castle, Frederick and Wellington streets
1896-1901 Henry Hay, Elephant and Castle, Frederick and Wellington streets
1902 Henry Hay, Orient Hotel, Frederick and Wellington streets

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Launceston Advertiser, 4 April 1833
Launceston Advertiser, 4 April 1833

Launceston Advertiser, 21 March 1833
Launceston Advertiser, 21 March 1833

Launceston Advertiser, 22 May 1834
Launceston Advertiser, 22 May 1834

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

Cornwall Chronicle, 20 August 1836
Cornwall Chronicle, 20 August 1836

Cornwall Chronicle, 29 September 1838
Cornwall Chronicle, 29 September 1838

Launceston Advertiser, 14 March 1839
Launceston Advertiser, 14 March 1839

Cornwall Chronicle, 15 June 1839
Cornwall Chronicle, 15 June 1839
(Black Swan)

Cornwall Chronicle, 21 November 1846
Cornwall Chronicle, 21 November 1846

Cornwall Chronicle, 30 December 1846
Cornwall Chronicle, 30 December 1846

Cornwall Chronicle, 30 December 1846a
Cornwall Chronicle, 30 December 1846

Launceston Examiner, 4 September 1847
Launceston Examiner, 4 September 1847

Launceston Examiner, 5 November 1851
Launceston Examiner, 5 November 1851

Horse Stealing.— During the latter part of last week, George Cascallion, and William Morris, underwent an examination at the Police Office, on the above charge. The following are the particulars of the case :— Mr. Morton, the district constable of Westbury, came to Launceston a few days ago, to attend the Court of Quarter Sessions, and put his horse up at the “Elephant and Castle Inn,” Wellington -street, where Morris was acting as groom. During Mr. Morton’s absence from the establishment, Morris acting in conjunction with Cascallion, by false representations, induced a person named Cook, a lodging house keeper, to buy the horse giving him a written receipt for £20, duly signed and witnessed, that being the amount demanded for the animal. The horse was not removed from the premises, until Mr. Moreton placed the affair in the hands of the police, who immediately took Cascallion and Morris into custody, who were fully committed for trial yesterday. Cook will of course, be a loser of his money.
Cornwall Chronicle, 25 August 1852

Launceston Examiner, 16 February 1861
Launceston Examiner, 16 February 1861

Cornwall Chronicle, 1 October 1862
Cornwall Chronicle, 1 October 1862

Launceston Examiner, 2 December 1862
Launceston Examiner, 2 December 1862

Our Obituary to-day contains the name of a very old and respected colonist. Mrs. Mason, the wife of Mr. Wm Mason, expired at her residence, the Elephant and Castle, on Wednesday evening. Mrs. Mason was a very old and esteemed inhabitant of Launceston, and leaves behind her a large family in influential circumstances, besides numerous friends to deplore their loss.
Cornwall Chronicle, 14 June 1862

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THE DEN.
The Industry Beef.— The party employed at this reef areopening it out : excavating and stacking the stone for future use. The reef is 4 feet wide near the top, and the stone near where the pocket of gold was discovered, is a burnt brown showing gold, and having the appearance of gold well diffused through the solid stone. Mr Atkinson, of the Elephant and Castle, has a sample of this quartz, about 20lbs., which he intends to burn and then crush to ascertain the result. It is said to be a fair sample from that part of the reef. Mr Kenworthy, who is a part proprietor of this reef, has been prospecting at another part of it, and having found stone of a lighter color at a place where gold was found in the casing, he intends to make a separate test of this.
Cornwall Chronicle, 12 November 1870

The Tasmanian, 18 January 1890
The Tasmanian, 18 January 1890

Daily Telegraph, 4 July 1890
Daily Telegraph, 4 July 1890

OBITUARY.
DEATH OF MR W. ATKINSON,
It is with feelings of regret that we record the death— which occurred yesterday— of a well-known and generally-respected resident of Launceston, Mr W. W. Atkinson, of the Elephant and Castle Hotel. Wellington-street, at the age of 61. Deceased was the second .son of the late Mr James Atkinson, who arrived in Hobart early in the« thirties, and was for some years manager in that city of one of the largest saddlery businesses in the colonies. When Mr. Atkinson, sen . came to Launceston to take the management of the business of Messrs. W. Brown and Sons, he was accompanied by his son (the deceased) and subsequently when he commenced business on his own account be took deceased and his brother Edward into partnership. About 80 years ago Mr Atkinson leased the Elephant and Castle Hotel from the late Mr W. Mason, and after the latter’s death purchased this fine property. With the exception of Mr W. Bull, of the Tam O’Shanter deceased was the oldest publican in Launceston.

Mr Atkinson was a man of considerable enterprise, and spent a lot of money in developing our mineral resources, and he was about one of the first to introduce busses into Launceston. As deceased was the son of one who gave the late John Tait, as the latter often confessed, many instructions in training and riding, and was a remarkably good judge of a horse, he naturally took a great interest in racing, and was never so happy as when relating the stirring contests be witnessed in his youth down South, when the late Sir Richard Dry, Sir Francis Smith, the Hon W. Dodery and others to don the silk. When he North he took as much interest as ever in the sport, and there was no greater supporter of racing when it was properly carried out than the deceased. He encouraged all manly sports, and used to be an enthusiastic cricketer –in fact he believed that a blow he received on the side from a ball while ‘playing his favorite game was the foundation of the illness which eventually carried him off. About 12 months ago deceased sustained a severe bereavement in the death of his youngest son, the lamented Mr H. N. Atkinson, and naturally this did not tend to improve his health. Launceston has lost a straightforward and useful citizen in William Atkinson, and the news of his death will occasion general regret. Deceased, who married a daughter of the late Mr Jonathan Ives, leaves a widow and son and daughter, who are all comfortably provided for.

The funeral is to take place tomorrow afternoon at 2.30 o’clock.
Daily Telegraph, 4 July 1890

Launceston Examiner, 9 October 1890
Launceston Examiner, 9 October 1890

Launceston Examiner, 3 December 1894
Launceston Examiner, 3 December 1894

Daily Telegraph, 4 January 1895
Daily Telegraph, 4 January 1895

INTERIM LICENSE.-Robert Earle, sen., was granted permission to sell liquors at the Elephant and Castle Hotel, under the license held by Oscar Bottcher, until the next meeting of the Licensing Bench.
Launceston Examiner, 23 January 1895

Launceston Examiner, 26 January 1895
Launceston Examiner, 26 January 1895

Launceston Examiner, 26 January 1895
Launceston Examiner, 26 January 1895

Daily Telegraph, 7 May 1895
Daily Telegraph, 7 May 1895

 Daily Telegraph, 7 May 1895
Daily Telegraph, 7 May 1895

MESSRS G. W. Waterhouse, P.M., and Thomas Gunn, J.P., yesterday morning at the City Police Court granted Mr Oscar Bottcher permission to sell liquors at the Elephant and Castle Hotel under the license held by Mr Lewis Young until the next quarterly meeting of the Licensing Bench.
Launceston Examiner, 23 November 1895

The Police Magistrate and Mr Reycraft, J.P., granted permission to Arthur Applegate, Brewer, trustee of the estate of Robert Earl the elder, to sell liquor under the license for the Elephant and Castle Hotel until the next meeting of the Licensing Bench.
Daily Telegraph, 3 March 1896

Daily Telegraph, 16 April 1896
Daily Telegraph, 16 April 1896

Henry Hall Hay was granted permission to sell liquors at the Elephant and Castle Hotel under the license held by Wm. John Atkinson until the next meeting of the Licensing Bench.
Launceston Examiner, 23 September 1896

Daily Telegraph, 7 November 1902
Daily Telegraph, 7 November 1902

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