Albion Imperial Hotel

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Albion Imperial Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Armstrong Street
Known dates 1882-1884

The Albion Imperial Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1883-1884.

Site[edit | edit source]

The Albion Imperial Hotel was on the west side of Armstrong Street, between Sturt Street and Dana Street.[1] Hargreaves wrote that it was later named the National Hotel, and then the Grand National Hotel[1], however an advertisement in September 1884 makes it clear that James Dwyer moved the business into the larger Phoenix Coffee Palace, and renamed it the National Hotel.[2] This site is probably now in the Central Square Shopping Centre.

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

In July 1883 the publican was involved in assisting with supporting a widow and her six children:

THANKS. TO THE EDITOR. SIR,—I beg through your columns to return thanks to the members of the Ballarat Imperial and Albion Imperial Football Clubs for their services in playing a match on the 14th inst., on the Western-Oval for the benefit of me and my six orphans, which resulted in the sum of £l4 17s, for our relief, and also to Mr James Dwyer, Albion Imperial hotel; Armstrong street, for the great interest he has taken on our behalf. Ellen Walsh, widow of the late John Walsh, Redan, Ballarat, 19th July, 1883.[3]

The People[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 17, 1943, Ballarat
  2. 2.0 2.1 1884 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 15 September, p. 4. , viewed 09 Feb 2017,
  3. 3.0 3.1 1883 'THANKS.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 July, p. 4. , viewed 08 Feb 2017,
  4. 1882 'CITY LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 4. , viewed 29 Jan 2018,

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