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Hunter Valley Inns and Hotels
The Queen Victoria Inn


Alexander Johnston

Alexander Johnston was granted a publicans' licence for the Victoria Inn in June 1841. He was granted a licence for the Queen Victoria Inn in June 1844 and 1845.

In 1846 he moved to the Family Hotel at Muswellbrook.


Morris Magney

Morris Magney was granted a publican's licence for the Queen Victoria Inn in 1848. He had previously been landlord of the Robin Hood Inn at Jerry's Plains and the Prince Albert Inn and Windmill Inn at Mt. Thorley.

The Camberwell Annual Races were held at the rear of the Queen Victoria Inn in April 1848.

Morris Magney purchased furniture from the Forbes Hotel in Singleton in 1848 and in August that year he was cautioning the public not to purchase the furniture from the Forbes as it was his 'bona fide property', purchased at public auction in June under distraint for rent.

In 1851 Morris Magney took out the license for the California Hotel in Watt Street Newcastle.


Henry Hewitt

Henry Hewitt was granted a licence for the Queen Victoria Inn at Camberwell in 1853


References

[1] Maitland Mercury 26 April 1848

[2] Maitland Mercury 12 April 1848

[3] Maitland Mercury 16 August 1848