Hunter Valley Inns & Hotels

Donnybrook Fair



George Miller opened the Newington Butts Inn in 1847.(2)

In February 1849 George Miller's wife Mary Anne died after a long and painful illness age 27 leaving a family of six young children. (3)

In October of that year George Miller had his license transferred from the Newington Butts to his new house The White Conduit House situated on Larnach's Flat on the Maitland road (this was formerly known as the Donnybrook Fair).

In 1851 The Donnybrook Fair was advertised for lease. There were 12 rooms with 2 1/2 acres of land attached

Patrick McManus held the license for the Donnybrook Fair in the 1850's. He died at the Inn age 50 in 1856. This may have been the same Patrick McManus who arrived on the Hercules in 1830


(2). Maitland Mercury 5 June 1847

(3). Maitland Mercury 21 February 1849   


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