Dew Drop Inn (Humffray Street)

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Dew Drop Inn
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Town Ballarat
Street Humffray Street
Closed October 1889
Known dates 1869-1889
Other names aka Dewdrop Hotel
Russell Square Hotel

The Dew Drop Inn was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1869-1888>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Humffray Street, Ballarat.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was one of 45 hotels recommended for closure during the Licensing Court 1888 hearings.[1] It had nine rooms. In June 1888 the Licensing Court heard evidence about the hotel:

Dewdrop hotel—James Davis, licensee; Mrs Marshall, owner. A brick and wooden building, four brick rooms and five wooden, poorly furnished and badly conducted; doing chiefly a bar trade, with about three beds let per week...The Dewdrop Inn was not well conducted by the present licensee...Mr M’Dermott raised a point in reference to the Dewdrop hotel. Mr William Taylor had according to the will (produced) of the late licensee been appointed sole executor, the property being left to the deceased’s wife and two daughters. He thought Mr Taylor should have received notice. Mrs Marshall was put into the box, and gave evidence, and His Honor instructed that Mr Taylor should be notified to appear on the following day.[2]

THE DEWDROP INN. On the court resuming William Taylor, executor of the will of the late licensee of the Dew-drop Inn, who had not been notified to attend on the previous day, was called. He stated that a number of repairs had recently been made to the house. It was situated near witness’ brickyard and at the corner of Russell Square a recreation reserve. Mr Davis, licensee, gave evidence as to the business of the hotel. John Bray plumber, deposed that the house was frequented by a respectable class and was well conducted.[3]

The hotel was renamed as the Russell Square Hotel, in October 1889.[4]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

The transferree in the last instance was cautioned by the inspector as to his conduct of the hotel.[6]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1888 'THE BALLARAT LICENSING COURT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 30 June, p. 14, viewed 16 February, 2015,
  2. 1888 'HUMFFRAY STREET HOUSES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 27 June, p. 4. , viewed 28 Sep 2018,
  3. 1888 'THE REDUCTION OF HOTELS IN BALLARAT EAST.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 28 June, p. 4. , viewed 25 Sep 2019,
  4. 1889 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 26 October, p. 2. , viewed 02 Apr 2017,
  5. 1887 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 June, p. 2. , viewed 26 Dec 2018,
  6. 1888 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 17 February, p. 2. , viewed 04 Jun 2017,
  7. 1889 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 June, p. 2. , viewed 17 Aug 2019,

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