Rediscovering Ginninderra: A database:
Born: 1844; Died: 1898; Married: Susannah Curran
Malachi Hollingsworth was born in 1844 probably in the Gundaroo district. His parents were emancipated convicts: Michael Hollingsworth and Maria (nee Prestage).
He married Susannah Curran in 1873 at Yass. They had ten children together.
The Hollingsworths ran the Travellers' Rest inn at Murrumbateman. In 1898 they purchased the Cricketers' Arms at One Tree Hill and ran the hotel until Malachi died two years later. Susannah took over the licence in her own right and ran the business for several years after Malachi's death.
- Gillespie, L. L., Ginninderra: Forerunner to Canberra, Campbell, 1992
- Mulholland, D., Far Away Days: A History of the Murrumbateman, Jeir and Nanima Districts, Murrumbateman, 1995
- Purchase, S. (ed.), Canberra’s Early Hotels: a Pint-sized History, Canberra, 1999