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Thursday's Titbit - Billiards

My Great Grandfather Michael O'Connor for a period of time had a Billiard Hall at Cobar and the following are mentions of this from newspapers that I found on Trove.

The 1903-04 Australian Electoral Roll has him listed as:
1451 O'Connor Michael Cobar Billiard-marker

He is also listed in the 1904 Sands Directories: Sydney and New South Wales, Australia as such:
O'Connor M., Billiard Saloon, Cobar.

The 1913 Australian Electoral Roll has him listed as a labourer however.

1819 O'Connor Michael M Fourteenth-Street labourer



Source: Billiards. (1900, September 15). The Cobar Herald (NSW : 1899 - 1914), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article103828703

Transcript:

Billiards.
Mr. M. O'Connor, of the Grand Hotel Billiard Saloon, has another tournament in full swing.  Entries closed on Saturday, and about 60 players have nominated.


Source: Local and General. (1901, June 15). The Cobar Herald (NSW : 1899 - 1914), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article103833674

Transcript:

A BILLIARD tournament is about to be started at M. O'Connor's rooms.  Nominations close at noon to-day.  Entries free. See advt.

Source: Advertising (1901, June 15). The Cobar Herald (NSW : 1899 - 1914), p. 3. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article103833653





Source: Advertising (1910, December 20). The Cobar Herald (NSW : 1899 - 1914), p. 3. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article103488730

Transcript:

TO LEASE AT LOW RENTAL.- The Court House Hotel Billiard Room, which has just been thoroughly renovated by Mr. Mick O'Connor, lit by electricity, and is therefore one of the best tables in Cobar.  Apply - H. Balchin.

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