All Nations Hotel (Armstrong Street)

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All Nations Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street 216 Armstrong Street
Known dates 1856-1868
Other names Royal Navy Hotel
Google maps 37.5670109,143.8550816,

The All Nations Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1856-1868.

Site[edit | edit source]

The All Nations Hotel was in Armstrong Street.[1] Hargreaves identified the site as being on the west side of Armstrong Street, between Eyre Street and Skipton Street, next to the Ebenezer manse.[2] This is now 216 Armstrong Street south.

Location[edit | edit source]

Address: 216 Armstrong Street South. Google Maps:37.5670109,143.8550816,

Background[edit | edit source]

The hotel became the Royal Navy Hotel in 1868.

History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was a prefabricated building:

"The building itself was a notable one. It was first, of all imported from Singapore, and has followed the fortunes of no less than four rushes before being erected where it now stands."[3]

"It was the old All Nations Hotel, a wooden building which was long since made in England, and put together in Ballarat. It had several times been removed, and was tolerably well known to most old residents in the alluvial centre."[4]

Perhaps the portability of the building explains the large number of All Nations Hotels at different places in Ballarat.

In 1889 Withers wrote about the history of the hotel. It was built on a block belonging to a John Meager and it was near the All Nations Brewery: 1858-9, a Mrs Wilkinson built the All Nations hotel on the Armstrong street frontage, opposite to the present Emu hotel site and on the site of a portion of the present Ebenezer Church property. The hotel was of iron, largely tempered with deal panel doors, of which the owner had received a consignment, and which he used for all sorts of inside fittings. The building had to be removed back when the alignment of Skipton street was completed. The hotel was burnt down towards the end of the seventies, and the brewery had also vanished by that time.[5]

The hotel was described in the license application in 1864:

WILLIAM HENRY PHILLIPS, Armstrong street, Borough of Ballarat.-Wooden building, containing fourteen rooms, and licensed under sign of All Nations Hotel.[6]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

Legacies[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1862 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 25 June, p. 4, viewed 17 February, 2014,
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 18, 1943, Ballarat
  3. 1870 'BALLARAT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 8 March, p. 6, viewed 16 May, 2014,
  4. 1870 'DISASTROUS FIRE IN ARMSTRONG STREET, BALLARAT.', Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), 8 March, p. 3, viewed 17 May, 2014,
  5. 1889 'BALLARAT CHRONICLES AND PICTURES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 28 September, p. 2. (Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924)), viewed 28 Mar 2018,
  6. 6.0 6.1 1864 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 June, p. 3. , viewed 20 Oct 2016,
  7. Huxtables Commercial Directory, 1857
  8. 1859 'AFTERNOON SITTINGS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 July, p. 2. , viewed 03 Jul 2023,
  9. 1861 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 29 October, p. 1 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR, viewed 27 February, 2014,
  10. Brookes and Butler Commercial Directory 1866-1867

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