Dunrobin Castle Hotel

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Dunrobin Castle Hotel
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Town Sebastopol
Street Rubicon Street
Known dates 1867-1871

The Dunrobin Castle Hotel was a hotel in Sebastopol, Victoria, <1867-1871>.

Site[edit | edit source]

Jenkins wrote that the hotel was in Smythes Road, Sebastopol, near the Band of Hope No. 3 shaft.[1], however an advertisement for the hotel in 1871 locates it in Rubicon Street.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

The hotel is probably named after Dunrobin Castle which is the home of the Earl of Sutherland in the highlands of Scotland.

History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was offered for sale in April 1869.[3]

The hotel was offered for sale in August 1871.[2]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

  • A meeting was planned to be held at the hotel in December 1868 to form a miners' union, but was cancelled:

A meeting of miners, which was to have been held last evening at the Dunrobin Castle hotel, on the Smythesdale road, Sebastopol, for the purpose of forming an Union, did not take place in consequence of the evening being an unfavorable one for the miners to attend.[4]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In 1867 the publican was D. Aird.[1]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Arthur Jenkins, Early Sebastopol Hotels, http://www.ballaratgenealogy.org.au/ballarat-history/sebastopol-history
  2. 2.0 2.1 1871 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 August, p. 3. , viewed 01 Feb 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197565243
  3. 1869 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 April, p. 3. , viewed 30 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112888443
  4. 1868 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 2 December, p. 2. , viewed 01 Feb 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112881594

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