Cosmopolitan Hotel (Bungaree)

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Cosmopolitan Hotel
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Town Bungaree
Known dates 1877-1878

The Cosmopolitan Hotel was a hotel in Bungaree, Victoria, <1877-1878>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Bungaree.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In December 1877 the police objected to the license being renewed:

In John Carrigg’s application for renewal of license for the Cosmopolitan hotel, the police objected on account of insufficient accommodation and dilapidation; adjourned till the 27th inst.[2]

In December 1878 there was a legal challenge to the license and an attempt to have the licensee ejected from the hotel:

Mitchison v John Carrigg, application for ejectment. Mr Finlayson and Mr Salter appeared for applicant, Mr Watson for defendant and Thomas Carrigg. Mr Watson stated that John Carrigg had not been in possession, but that Thomas Carrigg was now in possession, and had been ever since the lease was made out. Mr Watson produced notice to quit upon Thomas Carrigg. The question of notice being considered legal and illegal by the legal gentlemen, the two presiding justices retired to consult with the police magistrate on the question as to whether Thomas Carrigg could be represented by Mr Watson. The bench having returned stated that Thomas Carrigg was not before the court. Thereupon Mr Watson stated that he now appeared for John Carrigg, and objected to the plaint as he (the plaintiff) was not present. After a very lengthy investigation, during which Mr Oddie and Mr Kelly were examined to prove title between landlord and tenant, the justices retired for about half an hour, and on returning dismissed the case.[3]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

  • The hotel was the venue for an inquest into the death of John Harrison, the postmaster at Bungaree.[1]

The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1877 'NEWS AND NOTES', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 2. , viewed 13 Jul 2016,
  2. 2.0 2.1 1877 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 25 Apr 2018,
  3. 3.0 3.1 1878 'BUNINYONG.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 December, p. 4. , viewed 22 Jan 2019,
  4. 1880 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 December, p. 3. , viewed 21 Mar 2021,

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