Crown Hotel (Buninyong)

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Crown Hotel
Crown Hotel, Buninyong, 2008
History
Town Buninyong
Street Cnr. Warrenheip and Learmonth Streets
Opened 1852
Known dates 1852-2019
Other names Selleck's Hotel

The Crown Hotel is a hotel in Buninyong, Victoria, 1852-2019>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The Crown Hotel is in on the corner of Warrenheip Street and Learmonth Street,Buninyong.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

This hotel was first known (or alternatively known) as Selleck's Hotel.

History[edit | edit source]

George Selleck was advertising the new hotel in April 1852:

CROWN HOTEL, BUNINYONG, G. SELLECK, (Late Storeman to W. Timms, Esq., Geelong.) BEGS respectfully to acquaint his friends and the public generally that having built an extensive and commodiously arranged hotel at Buninyong, to suit the convenience of travelIers passing to and from the district ; he respectfully solicits the patronage of those who may be desirous of the best accommodation, combined with moderate charges, and strict attention to their wants. G. S. has selected a stock of Wines, Spirits, and Ales, which for quality and flavour. he is confident, cannot be surpassed. Buninyong, April 10, 1852[2]

In October 1865, the publican, George Selleck, was advertising for the return of a missing horse:

LOST from near the Crown Hotel, Buninyong, a light grey mare, branded near shoulder, about 14 heads high, long switch tail. The above reward will be paid on delivery of said mare to Mr G. Selleck, Crown Hotel, Buninyong.[3]

In 1917 the hotel was issued with a special permit to serve alcohol with meals between 6.00pm and 8.00pm.[4]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Community[edit | edit source]

  • In September 1863, the hotel was the venue for a complimentary dinner for Mr. Archibald Fisken, J.P., to recognise his five years of service as the Chairman of the Buninyong Roads Board.[5]

Inquests[edit | edit source]

  • April 1859, into the death of Robert Maddox:

The deceased was riding to Buninyong on horseback, on the 22nd inst., between seven and eight p.m., in company with the night mail coach, when on the Plank Road, between the Trial Saw Mills Yard and Golden Age Hotel, the coach overtook a Buninyong omnibus, when the horse of the deceased shied, and ran across between the leaders of the mail, throwing him, and the off leader treading upon him. He was picked up, and conveyed in the coach to the Crown Hotel, where he lingered and died on the 28th inst. Dr Rankin, his medical attendant, said that he considered that his death was caused by compression on the brain, brought on by severe injuries, by his having been accidentally thrown off his horse. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the above facts.[6]

Politics[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Buninyong Visitor Guide, pg. 8,
  2. 2.0 2.1 1852 'Advertising', Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer (Vic. : 1851 - 1856), 17 April, p. 3. (DAILY and MORNING), viewed 19 Jan 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91930536
  3. 3.0 3.1 1856 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 11 October, p. 4. , viewed 19 Aug 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66039739
  4. 1917 'BALLARAT LICENSING COURT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 19 January, p. 4, viewed 30 January, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1591243
  5. 1863 'COMPLIMENTARY DINNER TO MR A. FISKEN, J.P.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 September, p. 3, viewed 13 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72517317
  6. 1859 'Local and General News.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 30 April, p. 3. , viewed 16 May 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66335487
  7. 1877 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 February, p. 3. , viewed 03 Feb 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199827075
  8. 1857 'BUNINYONG POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 3 July, p. 2, viewed 31 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66043006
  9. 1877 'BUNINYONG LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 26 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199282984
  10. 1878 'BUNINYONG.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 December, p. 4. , viewed 22 Jan 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199346623
  11. 1883 'BUNINYONG ANNUAL LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 3, viewed 20 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201620385
  12. Wise's Post Office Directory, 1888, Ancestry.com. Australia, City Directories, 1845-1948 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  13. 1894 'BALLARAT LICENSING COURT.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 15 March, p. 6. , viewed 31 Jul 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article192192870
  14. 1934 Australian Electoral Roll, Victoria, Ballarat, Sebastopol.
  15. 1937 'HOTEL LICENCES TRANSFERRED', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 13 Jul 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11134932


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