Charles Hughes who had been
publican at the Australian
Inn at Newcastle held the license for the Woolpack
Inn by the early 1840's. He suffered financial
difficulties at this time and the publican's license for the Inn
was refused by the Bench in June 1842.
By January 1843
the Woolpack 'lately occupied by C. Hughes' was advertised for
lease. Charles Hughes moved to Anvill Creek where he opened
another Inn. (Also called the
Woolpack Inn) He
was granted a license for this Inn in April 1845.
Robert Rickerby, a wool purchaser, resided at the premises
late the Woolpack Inn, next to Mr. Owen's old stores.
William McPhelemy was granted the license in April 1854.