Colonial Times, 9 May 1828
1880 Michael Lawler, Wilmot Arms, Brisbane Street
1887 Edward Bonser, Wilmot Arms, Brisbane Street
1887 Edward Bonser, Fire Brigade Hotel, Brisbane Street
170 Brisbane St. Google Maps.
Later Druids, Imperial, Billabong, Galaxy, Plough Inn
Photo, as Billabong Hotel, 1992
Cornwall Chronicle, 19 May 1860
Cnr Tamar & Brisbane Streets.
Cornwall Chronicle, 15 February 1851
Cornwall Chronicle, 10 September 1851
Cnr Paterson & Charles Streets. Google Maps.
NW cnr of Wellington & York Streets. Google Maps.
Previously corner of Paterson & Wellington Streets
1843 John Hinshaw, Prince of Wales, Paterson & Wellington Streets
1844-45 John Hinshaw, Prince of Wales, Paterson & Wellington Streets
1846-48 John Hinshaw, Prince of Wales, York & Wellington Streets
1849-50 Ellen Hinshaw, Prince of Wales, York & Wellington Streets
1851 Albert Locke, Prince of Wales, York & Wellington Steets
to be continued
John Hinshaw. “Prince of Wales,” corner of Wellington and York streets: no convictions; general conduct good ; but the Police Magistrate thought it necessary to mention that when the chief constable visited the house, he found the landlord under the influence of liquor. Mr. Robertson and Captain Neilley said they found the house clean and respectable. Mr. Tarleton-” Yes, my report says clean and neat, but I thought it right to mention what was reported to me by the chief constable.” Mr. Hinshaw-“That’s what Mr. Midgely never saw me in his life.” Captain Stuart corroborated the statements of the other justices. Mr. Tarleton should not oppose the application, but thought Mr. Hinshaw ought to be cautioned. The Chairman said some thing, and Mr. Hinshaw explained that at the time referred to there was just a joke passed, and nothing further. Granted.
Launceston Examiner, 3 September 1847
Cnr of Charles & Patterson Streets (site of National Theatre)
Built ? (1854?)
Photo of Charles & Paterson Streets, 1880s. Starting on the right the buildings along Charles St are Star Hotel; a two-storey shop; a gap where Paterson St crosses, then Plough Inn, a single=storey building on the corner.
There were at least three buildings licensed as the Plough Inn. William Field, one of the first hoteliers in Launceston, had a Plough Inn in Brisbane St in the 1820s. After that, until 1864, the Plough Inn was in Charles St, where it was the terminus for coaching services. After the Plough ceased operating, the name was transferred to the Turf Hotel, on the corner of Patterson & Charles St, which at the time was in the hands of Walter Harris, a previous licensee of the Charles & York property.
? -1867 Caroline Rawlings
1867-69 Walter Harris
1870-86 Thomas Wadham, Plough Inn, Charles and Patterson streets.
Annual Licensing Meeting, Launceston Examiner, 3 December 1866