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Family History Friday: Mac’s Hotel, Franklin st., Melbourne

In 1853, Mac’s Hotel was built for Mr R’s great-great-great-grandfather, John McMillan. It is classified by the National Trust because it is the oldest surviving purpose-built hotel in continuous use in Melbourne.

John McMillan was born in Durness, Sutherland, Scotland in 1816, the son of Ewan McMillan, foxhunter and game keeper, and Flora McKay. He arrived in Melbourne before 1841 when his first application for a publican’s licence was knocked back. He gained a licence the following year.

Mac's hotel, 2008 Photo from OnMyDoorstep
Mac’s hotel, 2008
Photo from OnMyDoorstep
The Argus (Melbourne) Friday 3 February 1854 p 3
The Argus (Melbourne) Friday 3 February 1854 p 3

Want to read more about the history of the hotel? I have copied an article from OnMyDoorstep here.

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I started blogging in an effort to keep the old brain cells alive. I'm writing a fantasy series, I take more MOOCs than I can handle, and am trying to get my Nikon D3000 off auto. I live in Victoria, Australia, with my husband and our dog, Vika.

2 thoughts on “Family History Friday: Mac’s Hotel, Franklin st., Melbourne

    1. I was surprised to find anything of note in our lines. No one in Mr R’s family knew about the pub, though McMillan has come down as a middle name in every second generation to this day. I’ve spent many many years hooked on family history! 😀

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