MR. W. H. BEAGLEHOLE DEAD.
WELL-KNOWN ADELAIDE AND
BROKEN HILL IDENTITY.
Mr. W. H. Beaglehole, who for many years lias been intimately associ- ated with the brewing industry in South Australia, died on Friday in his 84th year (reports "The Register").
Deceased was born at Helston, Corn- wall, and came to this State when 15 years of age. He began life in the building trade and was associated with many important contracts, including the older portion of the Children's Hospital, the Stockade at Dry Creek, and business establishments in Hind
ley-street. When the Victorian dig-
gings broke out, he went to Castle- maine, and did fairly well at alluvial gold mining. He was subsequently as- sociated in partnership with the late Mr. Hazelgrove, and his firm practic-
ally built the peninsula mining towns of Kadina, Wallaroo, and Moonta. Mr. Beaglehole next turned his attention to hotel keeping, and for eight years
was landlord ot the Royal Hotel at Moonta. He afterwards purchased the
Lion Brewery, and later again joined
Mr. Johnston at Oakbank, the firm being known as Beaglehole and John- ston until 1884, when the Lion Brew- ing and Malting Company was formed, with Mr. Beaglehole as chairman of directors. This position he held for many years. In 1881 Mr. Beaglehole entered Parliament as representative nf Yorke's Peninsula, with the late Sir R. D. Ross and the late Mr. L. L. Furber as his colleagues. After three years the district was divided, and Mr. Beaglehole was returned for Wallaroo. It was he who introduced to the Gov- ernment of the day the deputation which secured the National Park at Belair for the citizens. He was one of the directors of the Broken Hill Junc- tion mine for several years.
He started the Waverley Brewery at Broken Hill in conjunction with Mr. George Simpson, the firm being known as Simpson, Beaglehole, and Co. It has since been acquired by the South Australian Brewing Company. Mr. Beaglehole was the founder of the first Masonic lodge at Moonta, and during his stay in that town was a member of the town council, and took great interest in municipal affairs. He was a member of the first board of directors of the metropolitan brickworks, and started thc distillery at Thebarton, which was subsequently acquired by Messrs. Milne and Co. He was also one of the first members of the South Australian Licensed Victuallers' Asso- ciation. Mr. Beaglehole was among those who started the Grand Hotel in
Melbourne, the South Australians ap- pearing on its provisional committee, having been Mr. W. H. Beaglohole, Dr. Cawley, Mr. John Frew. Dr. Gorger, Hon. A. B. Murray, Hon. W. H. Simms, Hon. J. B. Spence, All these are now deceased. Mr. Beaglehole was the first to obtain fresh water by bor- ing on the Virginia plains, and he devoted much of his spare time to look- ing after a beautiful farm and orchard 1500 acres in extent, at Virginia. He had eight bores on the property, and his success in water finding led to a great extension of the business of "topping, up" lambs for market on the area indicated.