18 September, 2013

September 18 Court House in the billiard room

1916
OLD HOTEL CLOSED POLICE COURT IN BILLIARD ROOM. DUNOLLY. 
Mr Samers has surrendered  the Iicence of the Bendigo Hotel, which was tho oldest in the town, having been established in 1856 by the late George Simpson. For some years after being opened the billiard room was used as a court house and the preliminary hearing of a murder charge took place in the room.
On Saturday evening evening Mr Samers invited a number of friends to spend a parting-half hour with him. After Mr Simpson left the hotel Mr Tatchell (for some years a member of Parliament) carried on the business and was succeeded by his nephew, Mr W Tatchell now in Inglewood from whom Mr Samers purchased the business.

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