Devon and Cornwall Hotel

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Devon and Cornwall Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Cnr. Sturt and Ascot Streets
Closed 31 December 1915
Known dates 1869-1915
Other names Arrah-na-Pogue Hotel
Google maps -37.560713, 143.844608

The Devon and Cornwall Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1869-1915.

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The Devon and Cornwall Hotel was in Sturt Street[1], on the south east corner of Sturt Street and Ascot Street.[2] In the 1940's this site was a wood yard.[3] In 2018 this was 1029 Sturt Street, and was a takeaway food business called "Country Casseroles".

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Background[edit | edit source]

The hotel had been known as the Arrah-na-Pogue Hotel.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

In April 1869 when a fire destroyed Craig's Prince Alfred Hotel on the opposite side of the road, the hotel provided refuge for the Craig family.[4]

In February 1882 there was a gruesome discovery behind the hotel:

The dead body of an infant in a very advanced state of decomposition was found this morning at the rear of Chinnery's Hotel, in Sturt-street. Both arms, as far as the elbows, were apparently eaten away by animals of some description. From the evidence adduced at the inquest to-day, the presumption is that the child had been dead many days before it was conveyed to where it was found. There is no clue as yet as to its parentage. The verdict of the magisterial inquiry was to the effect that there was no means of ascertaining whether the child had been born alive.[5]

In December 1899 the publican, Robert Chinnery, was granted temporary licenses for a number of events in the district:

...for the bicycle sports at the Eastern Oval on Christmas Day, the Bungaree ‘Races, on Boxing Day, the Miners' Races on the 27th. and Lal Lal on New Year's Day.[6]

On 22 March 1915, the hotel was included on a list of hotels to be deprived of their licenses. This list was complied by the Licenses Reduction Board in Melbourne. The Ballarat West licensing district hearings on this list were to be held on 27 April.[1] The hotel was one of about 40 hotels closed by the License Reduction Board and ceased trading at 9.30pm on 31 December 1915.[7] The court paid £800 compensation.[8]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

  • In September 1894, A. Heany, a candidate in the Ballarat West election, used the hotel for a political meeting.[9]


The People[edit | edit source]


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1915 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 23 March, p. 10, viewed 13 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1504941
  2. Sands & McDougall, McDougall's Melbourne, suburban and country directory : 1910, pg. 1940, http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/404444
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 19, 1943, Ballarat
  4. 1869 'FIRE IN STURT STREET.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 8 April, p. 3. , viewed 01 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112888081
  5. 1882 'BALLARAT.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 7 February, p. 3. , viewed 04 Jan 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202534540
  6. 1899 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 2. , viewed 13 Feb 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article215239129
  7. 1915 'DELICENSED', The Evening Echo (Ballarat, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 31 December, p. 4. (FOURTH EDITION), viewed 04 Feb 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241695876
  8. 1915 'LICENSING ACT 1915.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 10 November, p. 15, viewed 10 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1578545
  9. 1894 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 September, p. 3. , viewed 21 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209218744
  10. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 December, p. 4. , viewed 07 Nov 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608890
  11. 1897 'SHOCKING ACCIDENT TO A BOY.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 30 April, p. 6. , viewed 04 Jan 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9192159
  12. 1916 'LATE MR. ROBERT CHINNERY.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 8 January, p. 3. , viewed 04 Jan 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154532323


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