Carriers' Arms (Clarendon)

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Carriers' Arms
Carriers' Arms, 2015
Town Clarendon
Known dates 1857
Other names Clarendon Hotel

The Carriers' Arms was a hotel at Clarendon, Victoria, <1857>.

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The hotel was at Clarendon, Victoria. The hotel was first built near the creek crossing at Clarendon. The hotel was later rebuilt about 1km further north. This second building still remains. It was later renamed as the Clarendon Hotel.[1]

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The hotel was offered for sale in August 1857:

To Hotel-keepers, Spirit Merchants, and Speculators. A Golden Opportunity. JOSEPH TAIT, Land Agent, Armstrong street, Ballarat, has received instructions from the proprietor, to offer for sale by public auction, (unless previously disposed of by private contract, of which due notice will be given) One of the most Valuable Hotels in the District. Situated at Corduroy Bridge, thirteen miles from Ballarat, in the township of Clarendon, on the Main-road to Geelong, known as the Carriers Arms, Containing a spacious bar, two parlors, sitting room, seven bed-rooms, kitchen, stables for twenty horses, large yard, and garden. Together with the furniture, stock-in-trade, and fixtures thereon, and two splendid draughthorses and dray, and a fine sow and pigs. The above hotel is one of the oldest established on the road, doing a good trade, and a persevering man of business might realise a fortune in two years. For terms and particulars apply to Joseph Tait, at his offices in Ballarat; or to W. Slater, Mercer-street, or Mr Walter Barclay, Hope street, Geelong.[2]

The Star newspaper reported in September 1857 that the hotel was sold:

"...Wednesday last...the Carriers' Arms Hotel, situated on Crown lands, near the Corduroy Bridge, Geelong Road, for £505."[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Anne Beggs Sunter, conversation with Peter Waugh, October 2015.
  2. 1857 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 15 August, p. 3. , viewed 24 Jun 2017,
  3. 1857 'Commercial.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 5 September, p. 2, viewed 2 November, 2015,
  4. 1857 'POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 12 June, p. 3, viewed 31 October, 2015,

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