Derby Hotel (Dry Diggings)

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Derby Hotel
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Town Dry Diggings
Known dates 1857-1858

The Derby Hotel was a hotel in Dry Diggings, Victoria, <1857-1858>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Dry Diggings.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In March 1857 the hotel was the venue for a thankyou dinner:

A complimentary dinner was given on Saturday evening, 23rd February to Mr Fisher, manager to Messrs. Jamison & Co., Store keepers, at the Derby Hotel, on account of his leaving here to join the head establishment at Spring Creek. The chair was ably filled by H. Hartly, Esq., and well supported by A. Fleming Esq., as vice-chairman. After the cloth being removed, the loyal toasts were given, afterwards the guest of the evening, which showed that he was very much respected by all, and competent to fill his situation, both to the entire satisfaction of his employers and customers. The party broke up at a seasonable hour highly pleased with the entertainment, which was got up with mine host of the Derby's usual good style.[1]

In July 1858 the license of the hotel was suspended until certain repairs were carried out.[2]

In September 1865, a Charles Swingley, of the Mount Blackwood Hotel, was advertising for anyone who the the address of Mr and Mrs F. B. Thompson, late of the Derby Hotel, Mount Franklin.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1857 'DAYLESFORD.', Mount Alexander Mail (Vic. : 1854 - 1917), 6 March, p. 4. , viewed 26 Feb 2019,
  2. 1858 'DAYLESFORD.', Mount Alexander Mail (Vic. : 1854 - 1917), 5 July, p. 2. , viewed 17 Apr 2019,
  3. 1865, 'MISSING FRIENDS', The Age, 15 September 1865, pg.1,

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