Farmers' Hotel (Coghill's Creek)

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Farmers' Hotel
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Town Coghill's Creek
Known dates 1861-1901

The Farmers' Hotel was a hotel in Coghill's Creek, <1861-1901>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The Farmers' Hotel was in Coghill's Creek.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

In the 1890s it was sometimes referred to as Cooper's Hotel.[2]


History[edit | edit source]

In December 1869 John Cleaver advertised his intention to transfer the license:

I, JOHN CLEAVER, the holder of a Publican's License for the house and premises known as the Farmers' Hotel, situate at Coghill's Creek, do hereby give NOTICE that it is my intention to APPLY to the Justices sitting at the Court of Petty Sessions to be holden at Learmonth, on Monday, 13th December, to TRANSFER the License to HENRY WILLIAMS, of Clunes, publican. Given under my hand this 10th day of December, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine. JOHN CLEAVER.[3]

In September 1901 the publican was accused of appearing in court drunk:

A DRUNKEN PUBLICAN. CLUNES. Sunday A rather extraordinary Sunday trading case was before the local police court on Friday. Edward Coulson, licensee of the Farmers' Arms hotel, Coghlll's Creek, was charged that he did on Sunday, 1st September, traffic in beer with a person who was neither a lodger nor a bona fide traveller, Coulson appeared in court the worse for liquor. The evidence was to the effect that on Sunday, 1st September, two constables in plain clothes visited the hotel about 4.45 a.m. They found two men In the bar parlor, and a glass on the mantelpiece containing a little beer with froth on It. In another room at the back they found the licensee drunk, also his wife, and two more men. Inspector Steele contended that the beer found in the glass was evidence that "traffic" had recently taken place. Mr. Leader, P.M., said a specific charge had been made of traffic having taken place with a certain person, but there was no evidence before the bench of such traffic. Inspector Steele: We maintain the men the bar parlor drank the beer. Mr. Leader: But there is no evidence of it. The case is dismissed. Mr. Leader (to Coulson): If you come here again in the state you are now in we will send you to the lookup. You are a disgrace to the community. Clear out of the court as quick as you can. Coulson (making his way out with dlfficulty): I am very bad with the rheumatics, (Laughter.) Mr. Leader: I will remember your conduct at the next licensing court if I am here.[4]


Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

  • In 1868 the hotel was one of the venues chosen by James McIntosh, President of the Shire of Learmonth for a meeting:

"...to take into consideration the desirability of PRESENTING the Hon. Mr GRANT, M.L.A., with a suitable TESTIMONIAL, as a small recognition of his long and valuable public services to the colony."[1]

  • In September 1894, Alexander Peacock, a candidate for the seat of Allendale and Clunes, used the hotel for a political meeting.[2]


The People[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1868 'Advertising.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1870; 1914 - 1918), 17 September, p. 3, viewed 17 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113847471
  2. 2.0 2.1 1894 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 September, p. 3. , viewed 21 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209218744
  3. 3.0 3.1 1869 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 December, p. 3. , viewed 27 Jan 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112856794
  4. 4.0 4.1 1901 'A DRUNKEN PUBLICAN.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 16 September, p. 7. , viewed 25 Feb 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article192212561
  5. 1861 'GENERAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 4 June, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR.), viewed 23 Jan 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66339661
  6. 1862 'LEARMONTH POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 2 July, p. 3. , viewed 18 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66325227
  7. 1863 'LICENSING COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 17 June, p. 3. , viewed 23 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72515072
  8. 1872 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 4 December, p. 3. , viewed 19 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219196464
  9. 1873 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 December, p. 3. , viewed 20 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608571
  10. 1880 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 14 December, p. 4. , viewed 02 Dec 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200652915
  11. 1882 'LEARMONTH LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 December, p. 3. , viewed 02 May 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202701203
  12. 1883 'LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 18 December, p. 4. , viewed 25 Feb 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201620075
  13. 1885 'LEARMONTH LICENSING COURT', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 3. , viewed 08 May 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206305338
  14. 1886 'CRESWICK.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 31 May 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article210840183

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