MOUNT JEFFCOTT HOTEL

"The First Hotel In Donald" 

69 Woods Street, DONALD, VIC, 3480

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 Brief history of the Mount Jeffcott Hotel
The information below is from a booklet "Introduction to Donald".

Johann August Meyer is considered locally to be the founder of the township of Donald.

 In 1863 he set up a store and liquor shanty by a bridge that had been built over the Richardson river.

Quite an entrepeneur, Johann knew the bridge had become a camping ground for drovers, travellers, teamsters and herdsman.

When the bridge was relocated in 1864, Johann Meyer built a weatherboard store and hotel near the site of the present Mount Jeffcott Hotel.

The name "Donald" (named after William Donald) first appeared on a survey map in  1866.


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