George Redman

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George Redman was a publican in the Ballarat district, <1854-1889>



George Redman built the wooden post office on the south west corner of Lydiard and Mair streets for £l600, the building now recreated at Sovereign Hill.[1]

He then took over the license of the Golden Fleece Hotel in Lydiard Street.[1] From at least 1861 to October 1889 George Redman was the publican of the Red Lion Hotel at Sulky Gully.[2][3]

His son, Arthur S. Redman, died in September 1870, and was buried in the Creswick Cemetery.[4]

The Ballarat Star reported the sudden death of his wife at the hotel in October 1889:

Mrs Geo. Redman, wife of the landlord of the Red Lion hotel, Sulky Gully, died quite unexpectedly at an early hour this morning. The deceased, who was 67 years of age, awoke from sleep and complained of illness. Mr Redman, at her request, went for a neighbor, Mrs Bullock, who was in attendance as quickly as possible. Mrs Bullock found Mrs Redman on the floor in her nightdress. She appeared to have a choking sensation, and died soon after Mrs Bullock arrived at the house. Mr W. G. Spence, J.P., held a magisterial enquiry to-day, and found, on the testimony of Dr Lindsay, who had made a post mortem, that the cause of death was chronic pericarditis, with effusion of serous fluid. There was fully a quart of fluid in the pericardium, the result of some previous inflammatory condition of the heart.[3]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1888 'BALLARAT CHRONICLES AND PICTURES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 July, p. 4. , viewed 20 May 2016,
  2. 1861 'PUBLICANS' LICENSES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 24 June, p. 2 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR., viewed 9 July, 2014,
  3. 3.0 3.1 1889 'SUDDEN DEATH AT SULKY GULLY.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 25 October, p. 3. , viewed 18 May 2016,
  4. 1870 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 17 September, p. 3. , viewed 20 May 2016,

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