British Queen Hotel (Haddon)

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British Queen Hotel
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Town Haddon
Closed 1908
Known dates 1877-1908

The British Queen Hotel was a hotel in Haddon, Victoria, <1877-1908.

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The hotel was in Haddon.[1]

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The hotel was reviewed by the License Reduction Board in May 1908 when it was decided to close at least one of the two remaining hotels. The following evidence was presented:

Ada Hamlyn, at one time licensee of the British Queen Hotel, said the Railway was the better of the two. Edward Rogers admitted that one hotel was enough for Haddon, but his (the Railway Hotel) should be left, as it was amongst the population, while the other hotel was the last house in the township. Another witness stated that the British Queen was of less public convenience than it had been before the burning down of the Chinese camp. He admitted, however, that this took place over 20 years ago.[2]

In September 1908 the license was surrendered:

BRITISH QUEEN HOTEL HADDON. The British Queen hotel, Haddon, applied to have its surrendered license accepted by the board. George Levitt, traveller, said he knew that the British Queen hotel had been licensed since 1886. He had visited there fortnightly. Licensing Inspector Ryan deposed that from enquiries made by him, he considered that the house was not necessary for public convenience.[3]

BRITISH QUEEN HOTEL HADDON. Owner, the Ballarat Brewing Company. Frank Besemeres said the net rent was £27 per annum, and his capital value £250. De-licensed, he would value the property at £80. William Albert Drew’s capital valuation, based on a rent of £32 per annum and ten years’ purchase, was £320. De-licensed, the property was worth £70. The decision was reserved.[4]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1879 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 17 December, p. 4. , viewed 03 May 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199821791
  2. 1908 'LICENSING ACT. REDUCTION BOARD.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 8 May, p. 9. , viewed 19 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10647617
  3. 1908 'BRITISH QUEEN HOTEL HADDON.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 17 September, p. 4. , viewed 11 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article218559911
  4. 1908 'BRITISH QUEEN HOTEL HADDON.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 25 September, p. 4. , viewed 12 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article218560742
  5. 1876 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE. CITY COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 December, p. 4. , viewed 22 Jul 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199833122
  6. 1877 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 12 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199282991
  7. 1878 'SMYTHESDALE LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1880; 1914 - 1918), 18 December, p. 4. , viewed 18 Aug 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article210374132
  8. 1881 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 14 December, p. 4. , viewed 11 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202597435
  9. 1882 'SMYTHESDALE LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 12 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202701330
  10. 1883 'SMYTHESDALE LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 5 December, p. 4. , viewed 15 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201619409
  11. 1904 'LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 5 May, p. 3. , viewed 19 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article210151760


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