James Boag I

James Boag I (c. 1822 1890) was the founder and proprietor of J. Boag & Sons, owner of the Boag's Brewery in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.[1]

James Boag I
Died1890
NationalityAustralian

Boag was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He emigrated to Australia with his wife and four children in 1853, and arrived in Tasmania after three months in the Victorian gold fields. Once settling in Launceston he had 6 more children, including James Boag II.[2] He worked at several local breweries before entering into partnership with his son James Boag II to run Esk Brewery. The brewery later became what is now known as Boag's Brewery.

He died at age 86 in Melbourne. His remains were transported to Launceston, Tasmania for the Funeral Service, which was held at St Andrew's Church. The cortege comprised a very large number of followers according to a report in The Examiner.

See also

  • Beer portal

References

  1. Smith, Ross, "Boag, James (1822–1890)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, retrieved 4 April 2019
  2. Smith, Ross, "Boag, James (1822–1890)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, retrieved 4 April 2019


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