Bakery Hill Hotel (west)

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Bakery Hill Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Humffray Street
Known dates 1857-1878
Other names Lusitania Hotel
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The Bakery Hill Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1857-1878>

Background[edit | edit source]

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was one of two Bakery Hill Hotels in Humffray Street. This hotel was on the west side, three doors from the north west corner with Victoria Street.[1] Hargreaves identified it in 1940 as being a vacant block, No. 15. The 1866 Ballarat East town map shows the hotel. This is now part the Bakery Hill McDonald's Restaurant car park. Curtis street did not originally extend from Peel Street to Humffray Streets.

The hotel was later named the Lusitania Hotel, which closed in 1891.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

In September 1861 the publican was fined for not having his lamp lit:

Police v Henry Abbot, letting lamp of Bakery Hill Hotel go out on the morning of the 19th instant. Defendant said it was some defect in the gas, as the meter was turned on and the gas lit by himself before he went to bed. Mr Clissold said that the defendant, as a licensed publican, was bound to keep his lamp alight, therefore he had no alternative but to inflict the penalty of 5s.[2]

In June 1864 the publican, John Bourke, advertised his intention to apply for the license:

TO the Bench of Magistrates, Ballarat East, I JOHN BOURKE, licensed Publican, now residing at Humffray street, in the district of Ballarat East, do hereby give notice, that it is my intention to apply to the justices sitting at the Court of Petty Sessions to be holden at Ballarat East, on the 1st day of July next, for a Certificate authorising the issue of a Publican's License for a house situated at Humffray street, containing four bedrooms and two sitting rooms; present occupier licensed; sign, Bakery Hill Hotel, Dated at Ballarat the 16th day of June, 1864. JOHN BOURKE.[3]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In July 1857 the publican was J. McCausland.[1]
  • In June 1858 the publican's license was granted to Elizabeth Abbey (Abbott??).[4]
  • In May 1860 the license was granted to Frederick Humffray.[5]
  • In June 1861 the license was granted to Henry Abbott.[6]
  • In June 1862 the publican's license was granted to John Bourke.[7] In the 1862 licence hearing Police Sergeant Larner commented that the hotel was better conducted than formerly.[7]
    • His license was renewed in June 1863 and July 1864.[8][9]
  • In December 1873, Johanna Bourke had her license renewed.[10]
  • In December 1878 Mary Burke (Bourke?) had her application for a renewal opposed by the police because of the poor state of the building. The case was adjourned for two weeks to allow for repairs to be made.[11]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 21, 1943, Ballarat
  2. 1861 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 24 September, p. 2. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR), viewed 20 May 2019,
  3. 1864 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 22 June, p. 4. , viewed 16 Apr 2021,
  4. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 16 June, p. 2. , viewed 01 Dec 2019,
  5. 1860 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 May, p. 2. , viewed 12 Dec 2019,
  6. 1861 'DISTRICT LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 June, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR.), viewed 20 Aug 2017,
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Licencing Court for Publicans," The Star, Thursday 19 June 1862, pg. 4,, (accessed January 17, 2014)
  8. 1863 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING BENCH.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 June, p. 4, viewed 3 February, 2014,
  9. 1864 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 2 July, p. 4. , viewed 18 Apr 2021,
  10. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 2, viewed 11 September, 2015,
  11. 1878 'TOWN LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 December, p. 4. , viewed 21 Jan 2019,

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