Duke of Cornwall Hotel

The Duke of Cornwall Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1857-1859>.

Duke of Cornwall Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Known dates 1857-1859

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The hotel was described as being on the Redan Lead.[1]

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The hotel was the venue for wrestling in February 1857:

To the Editor of Bells Life in Victoria. SIR,-Having wrestled on Saturday, 21st February, on the ground adjoining the Duke of Cornwall Hotel near the Redan Lead, and as it has been the case with many a good man before me, to have been thrown, and not fancying it altogether, I am open to wrestle James Tyack, or any man that wishes to take me up for the sum of £100, on the same ground. Signed, WILLIAM BRAY. Ballarat, February, 1857.
To the Editor of the "Star." Sir --Having seen a challenge given to me in your paper, by William Bray, I accept it manfully, on his own terms, and on the ground mentioned, at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Sebastopol Hill. Signed, JAMES TYACK Ballarat, 24th February, 1857. P.S.-Time appointed to Play, 14th March, 1857.[2]

Community Involvement edit

Politics edit

August 1859, candidates for the elections, Bailey and Serjeant, met with Ballarat was electors.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1859 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 28 May, p. 2, viewed 28 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053306
  2. 1857 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 27 February, p. 4. , viewed 11 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66041099
  3. 1859 'News and Notes.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 20 August, p. 2. , viewed 15 May 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66054803

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