John Gibbs

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John Gibbs was a publican, businessman and local politician in Ballarat, Victoria, <1857>.



John Gibbs made gas from gum leaves and oil in the 1850s – this was used in several buildings, including the Charlie Napier Hotel in Main Road. Gibbs held the publican's license for the hotel in 1857.[1]

He was elected to the first Ballarat East Council on 1 June 1857[2], after an extensive advertising campaign in the local newspapers.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1857 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 29 May, p. 1. (ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR), viewed 24 Jul 2016,
  2. accessed 15 March 2013.

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--Beth Kicinski 11:08, 23 February 2015 (AEDT)

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