Canberra Hotel

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Canberra Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Cnr. Creswick Road and Macarthur Street
Closed 1990s
Known dates 1915-1940
Other names Cornubian Hotel
Rose of Denmark Hotel
Vine Hotel
Evidence Building still stabding

The Canberra Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, <1915-1990s>

Site[edit | edit source]

The Canberra Hotel was on the north east corner of Creswick Road and Macarthur Street, now 812 Macarthur Street. Address now 812 Macarthur Street, Ballarat.

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Background[edit | edit source]

The Canberra Hotel was one of several hotels to trade from this building, or on this site.[1] Others include the:

History[edit | edit source]

The publican was fined in October 1934:

Eliza Alice Moralee, licensee of the Canberra Hotel, was fined £5 in the city court on Tuesday for having had the bar door open after hours, and £2 for having disposed of liquor after hours.[2]

In December 1939 the hotel's publican was fined:

Allison Margaret Davis, nominee of Moralee Hotels, was fined in respect of the Canberra Hotel £2 for having unlawfully disposed of liquor, and a man was fined £1 for being on the premises.[3]

The building is still standing and is used as a bed and breakfast business.

In 2017 the hotel was offered for sale for $950,000.[1]

The hotel was renovated at the end of 2018 ready to reopen in January 2019 as an intimate reception and function centre.[4]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2017, Brown, Emma, 'DOMAIN: How would you like to buy your own pub', Ballarat Courier, 6 May 2017,
  2. 1934 'BALLARAT AND DISTRICT', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 10 October, p. 3. , viewed 13 Aug 2023,
  3. 1939 'BALLARAT', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 13 December, p. 16. , viewed 24 Dec 2021,
  4. 2018, Cluff, Caleb, 'Have a look inside The Canberra as it's renovated', Ballarat Courier, 6 October 2018,
  5. 1915 'The Ballarat Courier.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1875; 1914 - 1918), 18 September, p. 2, viewed 27 May, 2015,
  6. 1940 'BALLARAT NEWS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 10 January, p. 7, viewed 28 December, 2014,

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