Hunter Valley Inns & Hotels

The Wheatsheaf Inn


Robert Ballard held the license for the Wheat Sheaf Inn in the 1840's.(1) He had previously held the license for the Gordon Arms  at Lochinvar

In September 1850 he purchased the 'Fly' omnibus and commenced a service from Morpeth to and from East and West Maitland twice daily (2)

Robert Ballard was one of the many Maitlanders who tried his luck at the Ophir gold diggings.

Andrew Wortley Thomas held the license from April 1854 - 1856.    

(1) MM 19 April 1845

(2) MM 2 September 1850



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