Black Hill Hotel (Humffray Street)

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Black Hill Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Humffray Street
Known dates 1868-1873

The Black Hill Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1868-1873>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Humffray Street.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was offered for sale at an unreserved auction in July 1863:

THE BLACK HILL HOTEL, HUMFFRAY STREET, BALLARAT EAST. Furniture, Stock-in-Trade, Horses, Buggy, and Spring Cart, Harness, Cow, Poultry, &c„ &c. SAMUEL DEEBLE has been favored by Mr Clarke with instructions to sell by auction, on the premises, as above, on Thursday, 16th inst., at Twelve o'clock prompt, THE BLACK HILL HOTEL, Built substantially of wood on Freehold Land, having a front age of sixty-six feet by a depth of one hundred and thirty feet, and contains a large bar and bar parlor, dining-room, bedrooms, kitchen fitted with large oven and every other necessary convenience—pantry, scullery, water laid on to the door. The splendid 12-STALL STABLE makes this a very favorite resort for contractors carting wood to the mines; one contractor now rents seven stalls, and pays at the rate of £20 per annum for them. BUGGY-HOUSE and COW-SHED, PIGGERIES, &c., complete. The outbuildings in the yard are certainly all that could be desired for carrying on a large business with ease. The FURNITURE consists of parlor and dining tables, chiffonniers, sofas, chests of drawers, engravings, eight-day clock (under glass shade); chairs in horsehair, cedar, cane, &c.; carpets, dressing tables, washstands, double and single iron bedsteads, bedding, &c., kitchen utensils, dairy do., and sundries. The STOCK-IN-TRADE.—This will be sold to the purchaser of the hotel at a valuation (if desired), or in lots to suit purchasers at auction sale. The patent-top, side-spring, single-seated BUGGY, by the celebrated carriage builders, Messrs M'Cartney and Aldred of Mair street, is nearly new and a very handsome trap. The CHESNUT BUGGY MARE is good in saddle and carries a lady, and is a perfect roadster—distance no object. The BLACK MARE is very handsome, and suitable for a lady's town hack. And as both of these animals are well known to be gentle and well trained, the auctioneer would recommend them to any lady desirous of obtaining a quiet and safe hack. The SILVER-PLATED BUGGY HARNESS is nearly new and of the best style. A capital strong market SPRING CART and HARNESS. A very superior and quiet COW in full milk. A quantity of Fowls, Geese, Ducks, Turkeys, Pigs, &c., &c. Mr Clarke is retiring from public business, and the auctioneer's instructions are to sell without reserve Full particulars may be had on application to SAMUEL DEEBLE, Auctioneer.[2]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In July 1868, the publican, Mr. Clarke, offered the hotel for sale.[2]
  • In December 1873 the publican's license was issued to James Miller.[1]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 2. , viewed 25 May 2017,
  2. 2.0 2.1 1868 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 July, p. 3. , viewed 30 Nov 2017,

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