Break o'Day Hotel

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Break o'Day Hotel
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History
Town Break o'Day, later renamed Corindhap
Known dates 1869-1900, 2015-2017
Other names Commercial Hotel
Evidence Building now a private residence
Google maps 37.8801348,143.7376591

The Break o'Day Hotel was a hotel in Corindhap, Victoria, <1869-1900, <2015-2017.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel is in Corindhap[1], at 45 Avenue of Honour.[2] Google Map location:37.8801348,143.7376591

Background[edit | edit source]

This small wooden hotel was later rebuilt and its name was changed to the Commercial Hotel between <1900-1972. The Victorian Heritage Database gives the date of the current hotel building as 1869.[3]

The Commercial Hotel building was reopened as a hotel by 2015 and renamed as the Break o'Day Hotel, and closed again in 2017

History[edit | edit source]

In January 1869 the hotel had 16 panes of glass broken in a storm.[4] The hotel publican was John Boyle who in 1867 was the at the Oddfellows' Hotel. Is this the hotel he sells to James Giblin?

Family history sources report that Boyle set up the town's second hotel, a wooden building which he later sold to James Giblin. He then built another hotel called the Break o'Day Hotel.[5] This included a billiard room, with a store and butcher's shop. A more substantial brick building was erected on the same site, and named the Commercial Hotel. These buildings can be seen in early photographs.

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Events[edit | edit source]

  • Break Of Day Arts: Autumn 2015 Group Exhibition, featuring work by local artists.[2]
  • Farewell dinner for M. Davidson, July 1883, by the Oddfellows.[6]

Meetings[edit | edit source]

  • Grenville National Reform League, July 1880, annual meeting.[7]

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The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1881 'TOWN COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 21 December, p. 4. , viewed 09 Jul 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202597811
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Thomas, Alicia, "Is this Australia's quirkiest pub?, Ballarat Courier, March 17, 2015, accessed July 13, 2016, http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/2952258/is-this-australias-quirkiest-pub/
  3. Victorian Heritage Database, Corindhap Precinct, accessed July 2016, http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/places/result_detail/34755?print=true
  4. 4.0 4.1 1869 'THE RECENT THUNDERSTORM.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 1 February, p. 7. , viewed 13 Jul 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5826909
  5. Boyle, Andrew, Life on the goldfields, The Break o'Day Boyles, accessed 13 July 2016, http://breakodayboyles.net/Life_on_the_Goldfields.html
  6. 1883 'ROKEWOOD.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1885; 1914 - 1918), 13 July, p. 4. , viewed 27 Jan 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article254668291
  7. 1880 'CORINDHAP.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1883; 1914 - 1918), 27 January, p. 4. , viewed 01 Feb 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232150685
  8. 1877 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 February, p. 3. , viewed 03 Feb 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199827075
  9. 1872 'ROKEWOOD ANNUAL LICENSING BENCH.', Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), 19 December, p. 3. , viewed 18 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article150401185
  10. 1896 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 November, p. 3. , viewed 02 Feb 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207496051


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