Exchequer Hotel

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Exchequer Hotel
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Town Springdallah
Known dates 1867-1881

The Exchequer Hotel was a hotel at Springdallah, Victoria, <1867-1881>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was at Springdallah[1] (1876) although the Piggoreet Licensing Court described it as Derwent Jacks in 1879.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In December 1867 the publican was fined at the Linton court for not having a publican's license:

John Robertson, Grenvilleshire revenue officer, v William Godbold, for having, on 6th December, sold a glass of rum without a license, Mr M'Dermott appeared for the prosecutor. The defendant pleaded not guilty. W. B. Simpson, informer, proved that on the day in question he and Aubrey Stockton, a fellow-informer, called at the hotel of the defendant, and from a female behind the bar, who appeared to be wife of the defendant, obtained each a glass of rum, paying for the liquor in the ordinary way. Aubrey Stockton corroborated the foregoing evidence, and said the hotel in question was called the Exchequer hotel. John Robertson proved that the defendant was the occupier of the hotel. The defendant said that the works beside his place had been stopped for the last fifteen months, otherwise he would have had a licence. There was no use in calling any witnesses in the case, as the informers would swear that black was white. Mr M'Dermott in answer to the bench, named the costs at a guinea, and said the lowest fine would satisfy; fined £5, and £1 1s costs, in default fourteen days' imprisonment.[3]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

In December 1876 James Delahunty was given a temporary license to serve alcohol at the New Year's Day Sports at Piggoreet.[1]


The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1876 'PIGGOREET LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1878; 1914 - 1918), 22 December, p. 4, viewed 7 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207828426
  2. 2.0 2.1 1879 'PIGGOREET LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 12 December, p. 4, viewed 7 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199821658
  3. 3.0 3.1 1867 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 4. , viewed 11 May 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112872946
  4. 1881 'TOWN COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 21 December, p. 4. , viewed 08 Jul 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202597811


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