May Victoria BROWN
Also known as: née Weedon (aka Wheedon), "The Wolfram Queen"
Born: 24 May 1875
Died: 23 July 1939Additional Information:
Pioneer of Northern Territory.
1921-1926 - The first publican to win the lease on The Victoria Hotel in Darwin.
1928-1930 - Bought and managed the Pine Creek Hotel, Pine Creek, Northern Territory.
Nugent, Maria. (2002). Women’s Employment and Professionalism in Australia: Histories, Themes and Places. Canberra, ACT: Australia Heritage Commission, p. 67.
OLD PLAYFORD CLUB HOTEL
“Built in 1889, it was the first hotel in Pine Creek. … May Brown bought the hotel in 1927 and had a number of publicans managing the hotel for her. This included Grace Davies. …”
James, Barbara, No Man's Land: Women of the Northern Territory, William Collins Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1989, p. 200.
Document - 12. Victoria Hotel
Darwin Heritage Trail