Central Hotel

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Central Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Sturt Street
Known dates 1900-1904
Other names Jamieson's Hotel
Thompson's Hotel
Judd's Hotel
Alexandra Hotel

The Central Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1900-1904>.

Site[edit | edit source]

Hargreaves described the location in 1943 as on the north side of Sturt Street, between Doveton Street and Dawson Street, address 408 Sturt Street.[1]

Hotels on the site were Jamieson's Hotel, Thompson's Hotel, Judd's Hotel, the Central Hotel, and finally the Alexandra Hotel.[1]

Location[edit | edit source]

  • Address: 408 Sturt Street
  • Google maps: 37.561378S, 143.854222E [1]
  • MGA: 752106, 5839020 (54)

As of 2014 this is a retail clothing shop trading as Blue Illusions.

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was the site of a tragedy when a man attempting to install a flagpole slipped and fell:

An unusual fatality occurred yesterday at Hazell’s Central hotel, in Sturt street, the victim being a drover named Robert Franks, aged 31. Franks was, at about 1 p.m.. engaged in fixing a flag pole at the hotel, and it is supposed that He slipped and fell through the skylight of the verandah. He struck the pavement with great force, and when picked up was unconscious, and bleeding profusely from extensive cuts about the face. A man named Frank Furber took the man to the Hospital, where medical examination disclosed a facture of the base of the skull. Franks lingered until 7 o’clock, when he died. The matter was reported to the police, who in turn reported it to the Coroner, and the usual enquiry will be held. The skylight has it is stated, been the scene of several accidents during the past 10 years. Franks, who had no fixed place of abode, was well known about the City.[2]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 17, 1943, Ballarat
  2. 1904 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 March, p. 2. , viewed 16 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article210147560
  3. Wills and Probate Records. VPRS 28 (Probates) and VPRS 7591 (Wills). Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne, Victoria.

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