Duke of Richmond Hotel

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Duke of Richmond Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Humffray Street
Known dates 1860-1863
Other names Imperial Hotel

The Duke of Richmond Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1860-1863

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel is described in 1860 as being in Humffray Street, most likely on the south east corner with Mair Street.

Background[edit | edit source]

This hotel most likely became the Imperial Hotel. Henry Gabbett was granted the license to the Duke of Richmond in 1860. He later dated his Imperial Hotel to 1859.

History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was offered for sale in March 1862:

MONDAY, 14th APRIL. To Parties in search of desirable Premises, And to those desirous of a profitable Investment. One of the most Eligible Sites in Ballarat. CHARLES DYTE has received instructions to sell by public auction, on the ground, on Monday, 14th April, at 12 o'clock sharp, unless previously disposed of by private contract, The Buildings, with the right of occupation, erected on Allotment 1 Section D, having a frontage of 240 links to Wills street, and 80 to Humffray street, being a corner allotment, on which is erected THE DUKE OF RICHMOND HOTEL, containing bar, parlor, 6 bedrooms, and 5-stall stable. Also, 6 WEATHER-BOARDED COTTAGES, The auctioneer deems any comment on the above property to be useless, the situation being so well known, and its proximity to the RAILWAY STATION adapts it in every way as the most eligible site for A FIRST-CLASS HOTEL. The cottages are let to first-class tenants, and are even now producing a rental of £140 per annum. Further particulars and cards to view may be obtained of Mr Wray, Imperial Hotel, or of the auctioneer, till the day of sale. Terms easy. CHARLES DYTE, Auctioneer.[1]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

  • October 1863, into the death of Emma Whitburn (nee Gillard), aged 44, found dead in her bed. Cause of death was a brain tumor.[2]

The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1862 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 31 March, p. 3. , viewed 10 Nov 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66332472
  2. 1863 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 30 October, p. 2. , viewed 29 Apr 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72518317
  3. 1860 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 4 October, p. 1 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR., viewed 28 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66058629

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