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Item: 199136
Surname: Anderson
First Name: James
Ship: 1860
Date: 1888
Place: Waratah
Source: The Aldine centennial history of New South Wales illustrated / W. Frederic Morrison Morrison, W. Frederic Sydney. The Aldine Publishing Company, 1888
Details: JAMES ANDERSON, Proprietor of Sir Robert Peel Hotel and Crystal Palace Grounds, was born in Stockport, Cheshire , in 1820, and for many years followed the avocation of a coal miner. He was manager of the Black Hourst mine in Lancashire, but in 1860 left England for Australia, and after landing at Melbourne came on to Newcastle. He obtained work at the Minmi mines and remained therein for four years. He then went in for the hotel -keeping business, and kept the Minmi Inn, and then the Travellers Rest at Minmi. Removing to Newcastle he opened the Crystal Palace Hotel and remained there for eleven years, subsequently entering into possession of his present property. The Sir Robert Peel Hotel is erected on an area of six acres, and in addition to including all the departments necessary to a well conducted house, has an extensive pleasure grounds, a very interesting museum and aviary containing curios and ornithological specimens. This place is a favourite pleasure resort of the inhabitants of Newcastle, while the worthy host is deservedly respected for his many good qualities