Black Swan Hotel (Linton)

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There was also a Black Swan Hotel at Browns.
Black Swan Hotel
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Town Linton
Known dates 1860-1864

The Black Swan Hotel was a hotel at Linton, Victoria, <1860-1864>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The Black Swan Hotel was at Linton. A contract for painting and papering the building in 1862 gave details:

TENDERS are invited for papering, painting, of fourteen rooms, including one concert hall, two parlors, one bar, one dining room, and nine bedrooms (14), at the Black Swan Hotel, Linton. Information apply to Mrs Parker, Black Swan Hotel at Brown's, or at the Black Swan, Linton. Tenders to be in at either hotel on or before Monday, noon, 8th September. MRS PARKER. Proprietor. [1]

In 1864 an advertisement for the sale of the hotel said it was opposite the Bank of New South Wales.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

There was a connection between the Black Swan Hotels at Linton and Browns. An advertisement for painting and decorating work at Linton allowed for tenders to be left at either hotel.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was offered for sale in May 1860:

"...HAS received positive instructions from the Proprietor; to sell by private contract, that NEW and SUBSTANTIALLY BUILT PUBLIC HOUSE, known as the BLACK SWAN HOTEL, Situated on the Standard Lead, Linton's Diggings. To parties wanting to embark in the above line, this is an opportunity rarely to be met with, as it will be sold a great bargain. If not disposed of privately on or before the 1st of June, it will be sold by public auction, due notice of which will be given previous to the day of sale. All further information can be obtained by applying to the auctioneer, at his rooms, Armstrong street."[3]

The hotel was offered for sale or lease in March 1863:

TO BE SOLD or LET, that old established substantially built house, erected on purchased land in Suffolk street known as the BLACK SWAN HOTEL, Linton, doing a steady good business, and from its contiguity to the celebrated Edinburgh and other mining companies' claims, calculated to make a handsome return to the purchaser or tenant from that source alone, in addition to its being the most comfortable hotel for travellers and others visiting. For terms and further particulars apply to CHARLES and BRUCE, Auctioneers and Commission Agents, Brooke street, Smythesdale. (satisfactory reasons can be given for the present proprietor willing to sell or let the above.)[4]

The hotel was offered for sale in June 1864:

LINTON. TUESDAY, 7th JUNE. For Positive and Unreserved Sale. To Miners, Hotel-keepers, and Capitalists seeking a Safe and Profitable Investment. A. E. COHEN has received instructions from MR. THOMAS HOOD, who is returning to England, to offer for public competition and unreserved sale, The whole of that extensive and Freehold Property, situated in a most central part of Linton, and directly opposite the Bank of New South Wales, known as the BLACK SWAN HOTEL, Having the noble frontage of 75 feet by 166 feet, more or less, in Sussex Street, on which is erected this first-class Hotel; frontage of buildings 56 feet more or less, viz.:-Dining-room frontage, 18 x 20 feet; Bar annexed, 20 x 20 feet, with large dry cellar under the whole of the bar; front Parlor next the bar, 16 x 20 feet; at the rear of the bar, Concert-room, size 20 x 52 feet; Commercial Room, 15 x 10 feet; and nine large-sized Bedrooms, large Kitchen, Servants' Bedroom, and Storeroom attached. At the rear of the Yard, one first-class nine-stall Stable, Hay-loft, and Storeroom, size 54 x 15 feet; and Outhouses, &c. Terms of the Properly-Half Cash, remainder at three and six months, approved and endorsed acceptances. After the Sale of the Freehold Properly, will be sold the whole of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS, viz: 1 6¾ Octave Cottage Piano, by Stoddart and Co., London; 1 first class Billiard-Bagatelle Table, with balls, cues, marking board, &c., complete; Loo Tables; Cheffioneers; Horse-hair and other Sofas; Mirrors and Looking-glasses; Iron and Wooden Bedsteads and Bedding complete; Chairs, Tables, Glassware, Crockery, and the usual Kitchen Utensils, &c, &c. Also, The whole of the STOCK-IN-TRADE, Beer Engines, sundries, &c., &c. too numerous to mention. Terms of Stock and Furniture-Cash. No Reserve. Sale to commence at 11 o'clock a.m. sharp. For further particulars with regard to the title of the property, enquire of Mr Yeates, the vendor's solicitor; or to the Auctioneer. A. E. COHEN, Auctioneer, &c., Sussex street, Linton, and Brooke street, Smythesdale.[2]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Local politics[edit | edit source]

  • Roads Board: October 1860, a meeting to plan for the election of a local roads board, and to ensure fair representation of Linton residents.[5]

The People[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1862 'Advertising.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 2 September, p. 3, viewed 25 February, 2014,
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1864 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 3 June, p. 3. , viewed 19 Oct 2016,
  3. 1860 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 29 May, p. 3. , viewed 20 Dec 2018,
  4. 1863 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 26 March, p. 3. , viewed 24 Feb 2021,
  5. 1860 'LINTON.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 22 October, p. 2. , viewed 15 Jan 2020,
  6. 1863 'LINTON POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 29 June, p. 4. , viewed 19 Aug 2019,

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