Charters Towers by 1892.
In March 1892 William Ninness placed a Notice in the Northern Miner Newspaper saying that he was going to apply for a Victualler's Licence for his boarding house at Stockholm 4 miles from Charters Towers. The premises had previously been licensed for 12 months as the 'Stockholm Hotel' ( by someone else I assume)and William wanted to re-licence the place under the same name. William Ninness stated that he was married with 6 children and he had previously held the licence for the 'Silver King Hotel', Ravenswood for 2 years. The Notice was dated 11th March 1892.
The Northern Miner for 4th January 1894 on page 3 has a paragraph which states that at the Quarterly Licencing Meeting in Charters Towers that sat on 3rd January refused William Ninness's application to licence the 'Stockholm Hotel' on the grounds that "local option clause 3 was in force in the subdivision"