Eastern Hotel

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Eastern Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Main Road
Closed October 1866
Known dates 1858-1866
Other names Eagle Hotel

The Eastern Hotel was in Ballarat, Victoria, <1858-1866.

Site[edit | edit source]

The Eastern Hotel was in Main Street, Ballarat.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

In June 1859 the publican, H. Mayhew, had his license renewed, but with a caution not to allow gambling.[2]

The hotel was offered for sale in April 1864, along with the Great Britain Hotel:

CHAS. DYTE has received instructions from Messrs Dickson and Forsyth, who are dissolving partnership, to sell by private treaty the following VALUABLE PROPERTIES : THE GREAT BRITAIN HOTEL, situate on Main toad, built of brick with slate roof, having a large bar, billiard-room, extensive concert-room, bedrooms; and doing a large trade. THE EASTERN HOTEL, with shops on both sides. Cottage in Eureka street, immediately opposite the Eastern Market The undersigned has positive instructions to sell the above properties, together or separate, for which liberal terms will be given in order to wind-up the partnership accounts. Particulars as to title and terms may be obtained of Messrs Dickson and Forsyth, or of CHAS. DYTE, Auctioneer, Main road.[3]

The hotel was described as being unlicensed when John Pascoe Sims applied for a license and renamed the business as the Eagle Hotel in October 1866:

Notice of Application for a Publican's License. To the Bench of Magistrates at Ballarat East. I, JOHN PASCOE SIMS, now residing at Main street, in the town of Ballarat East, do hereby give notice that it is my intention to apply to the Justices sitting at the Court of Petty Sessions, to be holden at Ballarat East on the second day of November, 1866, for a certificate authorising the issue of a Publican's License for a house situated at Main road, Ballarat East, formerly known as the Eastern Hotel, containing two sitting-rooms and two bedrooms, exclusive of those required for the family; at present rented and occupied by me, and not now licensed. The eighteenth day of October, A.D. 1866. Signature of applicant. JOHN PASCOE SIMS. GEO. WM. FRED. PATTERSON, C.P.S. Court House, Ballarat East.[4]

History[edit | edit source]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In June 1858 the license was granted to F. G. Urquhart.[5]
  • In June 1859, Henry Mayhew had his license renewed.[2]
    • He failed to attend the Licensing Court in May 1860. (Surname spelled as Mayou).[6]
  • In May 1860 the license was granted to Joseph Francis Nixon.[7]
    • In May 1861 his application for the license by was postponed for one week.[8]
    • In June 1861 he was granted the license for the hotel.[9]
  • In 1862 the publican was James Ferguson.[1]
  • In June 1863 the publican's license was granted to L. Morwitch.[10]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Licencing Court for Publicans," The Star, Thursday 19 June 1862, pg. 4, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324943, (accessed January 19, 2014)
  2. 2.0 2.1 1859 'AFTERNOON SITTINGS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 June, p. 3. , viewed 29 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053609
  3. 1864 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 22 April, p. 3. , viewed 24 Feb 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66344399
  4. 1866 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 October, p. 3. , viewed 26 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112858829
  5. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 16 June, p. 2. , viewed 01 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66048685
  6. 1860 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 May, p. 2. , viewed 12 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72466933
  7. 1860 'PUBLICANS' LICEN[?].', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 30 May, p. 2. , viewed 07 Jun 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72467087
  8. 1861 'LICENSING SESSIONS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 May, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR.), viewed 06 Jun 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66339430
  9. 1861 'DISTRICT LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 June, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR.), viewed 20 Aug 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66339879
  10. 1863 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING BENCH.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 June, p. 4, viewed 4 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72515106

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