Hunter Valley Inns & Hotels

Lamb Inn

West Maitland


Although Nathan Joseph had only held the license for the Lamb Inn for a short time in 1849, he was an experienced Innkeeper as he had previously held the license for the Travellers Inn in Singleton.

His experience led him to suspect two visitors to the Lamb Inn in September 1849 and he kept a close watch on them. When his wife discovered a valuable shawl missing, Mr. Joseph called in the constables who searched the couple's carpet bags and room. Along with stolen items found hidden in their bed was a leather pouch containing eleven skeleton keys and four picklocks.

William Drew  applied for a license for the Commercial Inn in 1849 however was refused by the Bench. He held the publican's license at the Wool Team Inn at East Maitland in March 1850.  He was granted a publican's license for the Lamb Inn 1851.




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