Wellington Street. Google Maps.
Moved to nearby corner of Paterson Street c.1842

Photo, early 20th century
3D model, with some history of the building

1835-36 Thomas Twining, Kangaroo, Wellington Street
18337-8 John Hinshaw, Kangaroo, Wellington Street
1839 John Hinshaw, Kangaroo, Wellington Street
1840-41 John Hinshaw, Kangaroo, ?
1842 John Hinshaw, Kangaroo, Paterson & Wellington Streets
Continued cnr Paterson & Wellington Streets

Photos 2016:

The Kangaroo Inn was one of the earliest in Launceston and when a new building was erected at the corner of Wellington and Paterson Sts., the licence was transferred there under the name of the Dolphin Inn. Later, when the Supreme Court was built where the Technical College now stands, it was renamed the Court House Hotel, as it is to day.
“Colourful Old Hostelries”, Examiner, 12 March 1946

Launceston Advertiser, 15 October 1835
Launceston Advertiser, 15 October 1835

Cornwall Chronicle, 26 November 1836
Cornwall Chronicle, 26 November 1836


From “Launceston Police”:
John Hinshaw appeared to answer the complaint of district constable Clark, for allowing William Turner, a transported offender, to remain on his premises. Mr. Hinshaw pleaded guilty to the man being so found,’ but stated, in his defence, that Turner lived on the next allotment to his, and had got into his skittle ground by climbing over the palings, after being twice turned out of the same by the defendant. The magistrate said, he could not believe that Mr. Hinshaw was ignorant of Turner being on his premises, as he (Captain Wentworth) well remembered that on the man’s trial it was clearly proved he had been playing at skittles, his mas ter being absent at the time on business. Mr Hinshaw was then fined in the lowest penalty of £5 and costs.
Cornwall Chronicle, 16 December 1837


From “Launceston Police”:
Mr. Henshaw, of the “Kangaroo,” was charged by the Chief Constable with, a breach of the Licensing Act, in not clearing his tap-room and closing his door at ten o’clock. He was convicted of the offence, but as there were many circumstances advanced and proved, and as Mr. Byron admitted that, the house was usually well conducted, Mr. Henshaw was fined in the lowest penalty, 10s. and costs.
Cornwall Chronicle, 28 April 1838


From “Launceston Police”:
Mr. John Hinshaw, publican, was fined £6 and costs, for selling a bottle of rum to an assigned servant of Mr. A. Thompson, on Sunday last.
Cornwall Chronicle, 2 June 1838

Cornwall Chronicle, 14 October 1870
Cornwall Chronicle, 14 October 1870

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