Commercial Hotel (Mount Egerton)

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Commercial Hotel
Setter's Commercial Hotel
History
Town Mount Egerton
Closed 1867-1913

The Commercial Hotel was a hotel in Mount Egerton, Victoria, <1867-1913.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Mount Egerton.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

The hotel was closed by the License Reduction Board in 1913. The owner received £350 compensation; licensee, £50.[1]


History[edit | edit source]

In December 1867 the local publicans provided entertainment:

OUR little township was all alive on Boxing Day. By the united efforts and liberality of the store-keepers and publicans, we had races of all descriptions, and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves. Our worthy host of the Mount Egerton Hotel made a wager to carry Mr. C. Foreman, store-keeper, 60 yards, whilst his partner, Mr. Witherden, ran 100 yards, Mr. B. Murphy winning with a yard to spare. Mr. Harris, of the Commercial Hotel, also gave a liberal programme, and was well supported; in fact, everybody seemed to enjoy themselves, and as the contractors at the different shafts now being sink are making excellent wages, money seemed to be no object.[2]

The hotel was robbed in February 1886:

A few nights ago some petty thieves entered the garden belonging to Mr J. T. Harris, Commercial hotel, and denuded his plum trees of all their line fruit, with which they got clear away. Next day, shortly before noon, some of the same mean fraternity, during the temporary absence of the servant, entered the kitchen, which is detached from the hotel, and made a thorough clearance of the beef steak and other edibles intended for the day’s dinner, with which, spite of the hour being one that numbers of persons are usually about, they got away without being seen.[3]

The hotel's owner died in February 1893:

THE GREAT REAPER.—Death is still busy in our midst. Only a few weeks ago Mrs Gregg, who was well known on the Mount, and who owns the Commercial hotel, (licensee, Mr Ramsay) died at Ballarat, where she was living. [4]

In January 1914 several former publicans wrote to the Shire of Ballan, seeking a rate reduction:

From M. A. Nickols, Gordon, asking that the Commercial hotel, now closed, be re-valued. F. Setter, Egerton, made a similar request—Cr Evans moved that the Valuer be instructed to re-value delicensed hotels in the Shire—Seconded by Cr Walters and carried.[5]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Lodges[edit | edit source]

  • Sir Charles Darling Lodge, M.U.I.O.O.F.
    • December 1866, first half yearly meeting.[6]
    • June 1882, anniversary banquet.[7]

The People[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1913 'LICENCES REDUCTION BOARD.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 23 August, p. 13. , viewed 21 Dec 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197482570
  2. 2.0 2.1 1868 'MOUNT EGERTON.', The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1866 - 1943), 4 January, p. 3. , viewed 07 Jan 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88371979
  3. 3.0 3.1 1886 'EGERTON.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 6 February, p. 4. , viewed 15 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206307036
  4. 4.0 4.1 1893 'EGERTON NOTES.', The Ballan Times and Gordon, Egerton, Wallace, Millbrook and Blackwood Advertiser (Vic. : 1890 - 1893), 17 March, p. 2. , viewed 12 Jan 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article265464476
  5. 1914 'Ballan Shire Council.', Ballan Times (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 8 January, p. 3. , viewed 23 Jun 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119546524
  6. 1866 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 27 December, p. 2. , viewed 09 Apr 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112860334
  7. 1882 'EGERTON.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 June, p. 3. , viewed 18 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202122914
  8. 1875 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 31 December, p. 4. , viewed 13 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200186639
  9. 1878 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 10 December, p. 4. , viewed 15 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199346353
  10. 1879 'GORDON POLICE COURT.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1885; 1914 - 1918), 6 December, p. 3. , viewed 12 Jan 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232148918
  11. 1884 'GORDON POLICE COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 27 December, p. 4. , viewed 27 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207630937
  12. 1889 'BALLAN.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 25 December, p. 4. , viewed 06 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209577424
  13. 1913 'THE LICENSING ACT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 22 August, p. 7. , viewed 05 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7278289


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