Albion Hotel (Eureka Street)

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Albion Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Eureka Street
Known dates 1854

The Albion Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1854>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The Albion Hotel was on the south side of what is now Eureka Street, at the time of the Eureka Stockade, and opposite the stockade site.[1]

On 25 July 1884 the Eureka Stockade Memorial Committee resolved to inspect the Eureka Stockade Reserve and determine the site for the proposed memorial - "Diversity of opinion was great as to the sites of the Albion Hotel, the blacksmith's shop, and other notable buildings at the time of the stockade...."[2]

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History[edit | edit source]

The following was reported in the Geelong Advertise - John Clarke was indicted for the wilful murder of Cosman Behrends, on 16 August at Ballarat. The Solicitor-General opened the case, and called Joseph Hoare, barman at the Albion Hotel, Ballarat, deposed, that he did not remember seeing the prisoner at the bar, in the above hotel, on the 16th August. Peter Edwards, deposed, that he was in the parlor of the Albion Hotel, Eureka diggings. on the 10th of last August; the prisoner and six or seven other persons were also in the same room; the prisoner was playing cards along with witness and two others. Winkler and witness were playing against Brown and Clarke at a game called " Euka" (Euchre). in the second game Brown did not follow suit, and Winkler remonstrated about it; the prisoner had a Colt's revolver by his side, he took out this revolver, and passing it before Brown's face, proclaimed. "the first man that interferes with me, shall have this," he then challenged Brown to play for £1 ; Brown said that Clarke would not have a single game without having a row about it; he immediately jumped over the table towards Brown, saying, if he wanted a row he should have one; he then tapped Brown, with his hand on the breast, when Brown said his chest was as sound as Clarke's; Winkler observed that the man who could not play at cards without cheating was no man at all; the prisoner said, if you say that again, I'll slap your face; Winkler rose up and said, "will you?" when a pistol was immediately discharged: cannot say who discharged it, as he was behind the prisoner, ...[3]

A victim of the attack at the Eureka Stockade on 3rd December 1854; Henry Powell was taken to the Albion Hotel for treatment of his injuries by Dr William Wise [4]

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The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 17, 1943, Ballarat

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