Cornwall Arms

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Cornwall Arms
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History
Town Ballarat
Street Main Road
Known dates 1858-1863
Other names Cornwall Hotel

The Cornwall Arms was a hotel in Ballarat, <1858-1863>.

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The Cornwall Arms was in Main Road.[1] Also named as Cornwall Hotel in 1858.[2]

A hand drawn map of Main Road places the hotel as about the eighth building north of Esmond Street, on the west side of Main Road, approx: 37°34'09.6"S 143°52'11.9"E

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Background[edit | edit source]

The hotel was offered for lease in June 1862.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

A man was robbed while staying at the hotel in July 1860:

ROBBERY.-Alexander Davis was charged with stealing from John Monk a £5 note on the morning of the 11th inst. The prosecutor deposed that he and the prisoner slept in the same room at the Cornwall Arms, on the Main Road. He had the money in his trowsers pocket which was safe on going to bed. During the night he was awoke from his sleep by the prisoner "fumbling" about his head. He then looked to see if his money was all right and he found that it was stolen. He gave the prisoner into custody, but the money was not found with him. The prisoner was remanded.[3]

ROBBERY.—Alexander Davies was brought up on remand charged with stealing a £5 note from John Monk at the Cornwall Arms, where both parties slept in the same room. In addition to the former evidence, Frederick Price deposed that the prosecutor and prisoner came to his house on the morning of the 11th. He showed them a room where no other persons slept. No person was sleeping in the upper part of the house at the time, but the two persons alluded to. A sick man slept downstairs, but he could not move out of bed. About four o'clock in the morning prosecutor called him up and said he had been robbed, and witness went for the police, when prisoner was given into custody. He was searched, but the money was not found upon him. Constable Treacey deposed to the arrest of the prisoner, who was committed for trial at the Circuit Court.[4]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1862 'Advertising.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 20 June, p. 4, viewed 27 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324957
  2. 2.0 2.1 1858 'SPECIAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 24 July, p. 2. , viewed 20 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66049342
  3. 1860 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 12 July, p. 3. , viewed 06 Jun 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66056989
  4. 1860 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 July, p. 4. , viewed 09 Apr 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66057045
  5. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 16 June, p. 2. , viewed 06 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66048685
  6. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 15 July, p. 2. , viewed 03 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66049185
  7. 1859 'AFTERNOON SITTINGS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 June, p. 3. , viewed 08 Sep 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053609
  8. 1860 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 27 June, p. 4. , viewed 21 Dec 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66056679
  9. 1862 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 26 June, p. 4. , viewed 02 May 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66325077
  10. 1863 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 25 July, p. 4. , viewed 13 Apr 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72515980


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