Camp Hotel (Beaufort)

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Camp Hotel
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Town Beaufort
Known dates 1864-1923
Other names Beaufort Hotel (2)

The Camp Hotel was a hotel in Beaufort, <1864-1923>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Beaufort.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

The hotel building was reported on in 1920 in an item about moving old houses:

The two-storied wooden portion of the Camp Hotel, Beaufort, was also removed to its present position many years ago from a site some 200 yards distant.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

Their were wild scenes in Beaufort at the announcement of nominations for the state election in September 1864. Rowdy crowds of supporters for the two candidates, George Glenwilliam Morton and Francis Longmore heckled and assaulted each other in street. Morton was jeered by crowds until he arrived the Camp Hotel where received a better reception. After the official announcements at midday, the disturbances continued into the afternoon, even after Longmore and most of his followers departed:

(Morton's supporters) continued to show signs of animosity and revenge, by using the butt end of their whips over the heads of their opponents in anything but a friendly manner, the mounted " boys " rushing in upon their undefended opponents, were, however, compelled to retire to the Camp Hotel, amidst the showers of stones and bottles which followed them from all sides. Mr O'Mara, of the Carse o'Gowrie Hotel, Learmonth, was then taken charge of by her Majesty's peace officers, and safely conveyed to safe quarters for the night. This terminated one of the most disgraceful scenes that could have occurred upon any occasion, and only one of the characteristics of the party who were implicated in such rowdyism.[3]

In January 1916, charges against the publican Marianne Halpin were dropped:

LICENSING CASE WITHDRAWN. Mr G. Read Murphy, P.M., presided over the Beaufort Police Court on Tuesday. The licensee of the Camp Hotel. Beaufort, was charged by Supt. R. H. Bennett, with having on 16th January, permitted a drunken, person to be upon her premises. Mr J. M. Kirkpatrick, who appeared lor the informant, with drew this case, and also one against the man found on the premises, as, owing to a recent decision he was afraid he could not ask for a conviction on the evidence to be put forward, although they could prove what was stated in the information.[4]

Beaufort Hotel (2)[edit | edit source]

According to the Beaufort Historical Society, a new hotel was rebuilt on this as a new Beaufort Hotel. The original Beaufort Hotel closed in 1917.

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Community[edit | edit source]

  • Farewell dinner, June 1905, for John Freeman, saw miller from Mount Cole who had purchased a mill at Drouin.[5]
  • Farewell dinner, November 1907, for James Nesbitt, railway employee moving to Wodonga.[6]

Meetings[edit | edit source]

  • Beaufort Cemetery Trust, January 1896. Annual meeting.[7]

The People[edit | edit source]

There is to be a change in the proprietorship of the Camp hotel on the 1st prox., Mr W. J. Hill having disposed of his interest at a satisfactory figure to Mr W. H. Halpin. of Geelong, and formerly of Middle Creek and Beaufort.[12]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1915 'LICENSING COURT.', Riponshire Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 4 December, p. 3. , viewed 22 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119570366
  2. 1920 'BEAUFORT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 29 June, p. 6. , viewed 12 Jan 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article211910688
  3. 1864 'DISGRACEFUL PROCEEDINGS AT THE NOMINATION FOR RIPON AND HAMPDEN.', The Kyneton Observer (Vic. : 1856 - 1900), 27 September, p. 2. , viewed 10 Jan 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article240793350
  4. BEAUFORT. (1916, January 26). The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), p. 6. Retrieved January 12, 2024, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154539815
  5. 1905 'BEAUFORT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 June, p. 6. , viewed 12 Jan 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209018256
  6. 1907 'BEAUFORT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 November, p. 10. , viewed 12 Jan 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article211287949
  7. 7.0 7.1 1896 'BEAUFORT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 January, p. 4. , viewed 12 Jan 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203769329
  8. 1880 'BEAUFORT.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1886; 1914 - 1918), 23 March, p. 3. , viewed 12 Jan 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232152822
  9. 1884 'BEAUFORT ANNUAL LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 December, p. 4. , viewed 04 Oct 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207630888
  10. 1896 'BEAUFORT LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 December, p. 1. , viewed 11 Aug 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207497116
  11. 1903 'LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 3 April, p. 3. , viewed 09 Aug 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208466422
  12. 1904 'BEAUFORT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 July, p. 6. , viewed 12 Jan 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208503335
  13. 1922 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 28 February, p. 6. , viewed 12 Jan 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214916885
  14. 1923 'VICTUALLERS LICENSES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 28 August, p. 1. , viewed 09 Jun 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article213824791


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