Bicknell's Hotel

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Bicknell's Hotel
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Town Beaufort
Street Cnr. High Street and Neill Street
Known dates 1861

Bicknell's Hotel was a hotel in Beaufort, Victoria, <1861>.

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The hotel was on the corner of High street and Neill street, Beaufort.[1]

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The hotel was offered for sale in June 1861:

To Merchants, Capitalists, Storekeepers, Hotelkeepers and Others. FOR SALE, all that valuable Freehold Property known as BICKNELL'S HOTEL, Situate at the CORNER OF NEILL STREET AND HIGH STREET, Beaufort, county of Ripon, district of Raglan, on the main road to all the Western Gold Fields; also, Six Quarter-Acre Allotments of Land, Situate in the above-named township, all having a frontage to the main road. The Hotel, Furniture, and Out-buildings to be sold in one lot, with immediate possession. The Land to be sold to suit purchasers. For particulars apply on the premises. None but principals will be treated with. Beaufort, 1st June 1861.[1]

In September 1861 the hotel was mentioned in a report on the death of Edward Delaney at Raglan. He has asked his young daughter to get him a glass of brandy from the Camp Hotel in Raglan on a Sunday morning, but she was refused. She said she got one from Bicknell's Hotel instead.[2]

In March 1865, the wife of William Bicknell, Emily Harriet Bicknell, applied for the license for the hotel after her divorce:

Application for Publican's License. To the Bench of Magistrates at Beaufort, in the Shire of Ripon. I, EMILY HARRIET BICKNELL (single woman, by virtue of an order under the hand and seal of Frederick Roper Pohlman, Esquire, police magistrate at Beaufort, aforesaid, bearing date the twenty second day of February last past, made in the Divorce and Matrimonial Causes Jurisdiction) now residing at Beaufort aforesaid, 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 Beaufort aforesaid, on the fourth day of April, 1865, for a certificate authorising the issue to me of a Publican's License for a house situated at Beaufort aforesaid, and being the house hitherto commonly called and known as BICKNELL'S'ROYAL HOTEL, situate in Neill street, Beaufort, aforesaid, containing two sitting rooms, and four sleeping rooms, independently of the rooms occupied by myself and family, which house is occupied by me, and which I intend to keep as an inn or public house ; not now licensed, EMILY HARRIETT BICKNELL. ROBT. M'NIECE, C.P.S., Court House, Beaufort, 16th March, 1865.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1861 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 15 June, p. 4. , viewed 28 Sep 2017,
  2. 1861 'BEAUFORT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 3 September, p. 2. , viewed 19 Jul 2021,
  3. 1865 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 March, p. 3. , viewed 20 Jul 2021,

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