Carse o'Gowrie

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Carse o'Gowrie Hotel
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Town Learmonth
Known dates 1860-1870
1872
Other names Prince Alfred Hotel

The Carse o'Gowrie was a hotel in Learmonth, Victoria, <1860-1870>
<1872>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was at Learmonth.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

In 1870 the hotel was renamed as the Prince Alfred Hotel.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

In September 1860 the hotel was part of Mr. James Service's tour of the district:

"...At a quarter past eleven o'clock the whole party along with several other gentlemen from Ballarat, started from Bath's Hotel, and proceeded to Miner's Rest, where they stopped a short time, from thence they proceeded by Mount Blowhard and on to the White Horse Hotel, and from thence to the Carse o'Gowrie Hotel, at Learmonth, where a large body of the electors were present, and gave their representative a very cordial reception. An excellent luncheon was here provided for the party, after which they proceeded through the township of Learmonth, and on by the Mount Bolton Hotel, towards the Springs.[3]

In June 1865 the hotel was offered for lease:

TO LET, the Carse o' Gowrie Hotel, with four acres of fruit garden; immediate possession. Apply to Timothy Foley, Plough and Harrow Hotel, Ballarat.[4]

In July 1872, local residents complained to the Ballaratshire about the state of the road near the hotel:

From a number of ratepayers in the east riding, drawing the council’s attention to the almost impassable state of the roads round the Blowhard district. Particular attention was drawn to the road leading from the Carse o’ Gowrio hotel to the forest, which was much used by the ratepayers of the west as well as the east riding, but which was at the present in a most deplorable state. Thirty chains on this road alone, in the opinion of the memorialists would not be more than was urgently required.[5]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

  • Residents and farmers, March 1862, special meeting to discuss the Torrens Bill.[6]
  • Ratepayers of Ballaratshire, May 1866, angry at decision not to gat police to investigate a councillor's corrupt actions.[7]
  • Ballarat Agricultural and Pastoral Society, 6 May 1867, annual meeting.[8]

Inquests[edit | edit source]

  • July 1867, into death of Louisa Macintyre, 11 months. There were complaints raised about the hearing, not least that the Coroner was also the treating doctor of the baby, and one of the jury was dismissed for being drunk.[9]

The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1872 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 4 December, p. 3. , viewed 19 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219196464
  2. 1870 'FORTHCOMING PLOUGH TRIAL AND PLOUGHING MATCH AT LEARMONTH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 June, p. 3. , viewed 01 Jan 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219309159
  3. 1860 'MR. SERVICE AND HIS CONSTITUENTS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 28 September, p. 2. , viewed 21 Jan 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66058530
  4. 1865 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 June, p. 1. , viewed 04 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112887646
  5. 1872 'BALLARATSHTRE COUNCIL.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 July, p. 4. , viewed 19 Feb 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219156559
  6. 1862 'MEETING ON THE "TORRENS" BILL AT THE CARSE O' GOWRIE HOTEL.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 24 March, p. 2. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR), viewed 10 Jan 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66332283
  7. 1866 'MEETING OF RATEPAYERS AT LEARMONTH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 May, p. 2. , viewed 10 Jan 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112862016
  8. 1867 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 April, p. 3. , viewed 06 Nov 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112874381
  9. 1867 'CORONER'S PROCEEDINGS AT LEARMONTH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 15 July, p. 2. , viewed 10 Jan 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112876911
  10. 1863 'LICENSING COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 17 June, p. 3. , viewed 23 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72515072
  11. 1867 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 21 May, p. 4. , viewed 29 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112875061
  12. 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

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