Free Settler or Felon
Convict and Colonial History

The Golden Fleece


The Golden Fleece Inn was situated at the corner of Bridge and Market Streets Muswellbrook.

John White from Manchester was granted a publicans' licence for the Golden Fleece Inn at a cost of £30 in the years 1839 - 1841.[1]

John White was a witness in Court in April 1840 when Muswellbrook resident Mary Anne Buck was charged with uttering forged cheques, knowing them to be forged.....

Prisoner stated that she was handed the order from a man named Patrick McGuinness. Witnesses - Mr. John White, Publican of Muswellbrook; Mr. Richard Dangar; Charles Button, superintendent under John Wiseman at Loder's property at Liverpool Plains; Richard Ward whose wife kept a public house at Muswellbrook; William Telfer, employed as a sheep superintendent by the A.A. Company.[2]

John White died on 17th September 1841.[3]

Ann White held the licence for the Golden Fleece in 1842 and 1843.[4]


[1] State Archives NSW; Series: 14401; Item: [7/1501]; Reel: 1236

[2] Criminal Court Records. Muswellbrook Court of Petty Sessions, Bench Books 1838 - 1843

[3] Sydney Herald 30 September 1841

[4] State Archives NSW; Series: 14401; Item: [4/75]; Reel: 5058