Cherry Tree Hotel

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Cherry Tree Hotel
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Town Monkey Gully
Known dates 1861-1865

The Cherry Tree Hotel was a hotel in Monkey Gully, Victoria, <1861-1865>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The Cherry Tree Hotel was in Monkey Gully.[1] Monkey Gully is south of Smythesdale and west of Browns.

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was offered for sale in February 1863:

TUESDAY, 17th FEBRUARY. First-Class Hotel and Store. At Monkey Gully. CHARLES and BRUCE will sell by auction, on the ground (by their auctioneer, Mr W. B. Charles), on Tuesday, 17th February That First-class Hotel, known as the CHERRY TREE HOTEL, Monkey Gully, Comprising, with large bar, 8 rooms; also stable and out-buildings. Together with THE LARGE STORE, On the opposite side of the road, in good order, and doing a first-rate business. This property is centrally situated in a good mining, district, and will prove an excellent investment for man of moderate capital wishing to invest in business. Satisfactory reasons can be given for the present proprietor wishing to sell. No reserve.[2]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Inquests[edit | edit source]

  • October 1865, the an inquest was held at the hotel into the death of Rosa Carroll:

On Wednesday, 4th October, Mr Thomas Hopper, district coroner, held an inquest at the Cherry Tree hotel, Monkey Gully, on the body of Rosa Carroll, who had died suddenly on the previous day. It appeared that the deceased has been ailing for some time, and been under the care of Dr. Griffiths, of Monkey Gully, who had last visited her on Sunday, 1st October. The deceased, who lived with Thomas Wilson, was, it appeared, sitting by the fire on Tuesday when Wilson went in. She mentioned that some one had just been in and stated that Dr Saenger was shot. The news seemed to affect her greatly, and she shortly afterwards expired.[3]

  • November 1865, inquest into the death of a miner, John Jenkins. He had been caught in the winding machinery of the Working Miners claim at Monkey Gully.[4]

The People[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1861 'ANNUAL PUBLICANS' LICENSE MEETING, SMYTHESDALE.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 22 June, p. 1 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR., viewed 18 February, 2014,
  2. 1863 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 7 February, p. 3. , viewed 24 Sep 2019,
  3. 1865 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1870; 1914 - 1918), 6 October, p. 2, viewed 20 February, 2014,
  4. 1863 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 5 November, p. 2. , viewed 10 Mar 2018,
  5. 1862 'LICENSING COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 21 June, p. 1 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR., viewed 18 February, 2014,

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