Belfast Hotel (Main Road)

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Belfast Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Main Road
Closed 1862
Known dates 1862
Other names Shakespeare Hotel
Demolished Burnt down 1862

The Belfast Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat East, Victoria, <1862.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Main Road[1], two doors from the north east corner of Eureka Street.[2] It was next door to the Horse Bazaar Hotel.[3]

Background[edit | edit source]

The hotel had previously been known as the Shakespeare Hotel.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was destroyed by a large fire on 26 November 1862, which also destroyed 30 other buildings.[1] The hotel was described as being in the old Bank of Australasia building.[1] The hotel was owned by Mr Swayne and occupied by Mr M'Adam ; both parties were uninsured; Mr Swayne estimates his loss at L350, and Mr M'Adam at L175.[4]

Adjoining this was the Belfast Hotel, occupied by Mr M'Adam. The owner was Mr Swaine, miner, who was formerly in partnership with, or in the employ of, Mr Shaw, as a hay and corn dealer, near the Duchess of Kent Hotel.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1862 'ANOTHER DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT BALLARAT.', Gippsland Guardian (Vic. : 1855 - 1868), 5 December, p. 3, viewed 8 November, 2014,
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 25, 1943, Ballarat
  3. 3.0 3.1 1862 'FURTHER PARTICULARS.', Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935), 29 November, p. 6. , viewed 02 Sep 2019,
  4. 1862 'THE LATE FIRE AT BALLARAT.', Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), 29 November, p. 3. , viewed 31 Aug 2019,

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