Burra Burra Hotel

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Burra Burra Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Cnr. Peel Street and Humffray Streets
Known dates 1860-1861
Other names Duke of Wellington Hotel.

The Burra Burra Hotel was hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, 1860-1861>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was on the junction of Peel Street and Humffray Street.[1] This is now part of a road reserve and parking area.

Background[edit | edit source]

It had been known as the Duke of Wellington Hotel. By 1860, the hotel had become the Burra Burra Hotel.[1] In May 1860, the publican of the hotel was also granted the license for White Flat House in the same or nearby location. Is it the same hotel, or has the publican moved because of the impending sale in June 1860?

History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was offered for sale, with its store, and bagatelle table in June 1860.[2]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Inquests[edit | edit source]

  • March 1861, into the death of Robert Rowling Opie, killed by after being run over:

An inquest was held on Monday by the District Coroner, at the Burra Burra Hotel, on the body of a child named Robert Rowling Opie. The deceased was killed on Saturday, on the White Flat road, by being run over after falling from the shaft of a water-cart on which he was riding, in company with an older boy who was in charge of the horse. The barrel was filled, and on the return to the Golden Lion Hotel the horse became unmanageable and broke into a trot, throwing both boys off, the wheel passing over the abdomen of deceased, inflicting injuries which caused his death. A verdict of accidental death was returned.[3]

The People[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. XX, 1943, Ballarat
  2. 1860 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 July, p. 3. , viewed 29 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66057222
  3. 1861 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 19 March, p. 2. , viewed 29 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66338006

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