Extended Hotel

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Extended Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Darling Street
Known dates 1859-1868
Other names Great Extended Hotel

The Extended Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1859-1868>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The Extended Hotel was in Darling street, Redan, near the corner with Skipton Street.[1][2] Also referred to as the Great Extended Hotel.[3]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In December 1862 a man was acquitted in court after being charged with stealing from the hotel:

A somewhat novel case arose at the General Sessions yesterday. Two men, named Davies and Sims, were charged with larceny of a saddle from the Extended Hotel, Sebastopol road. During the trial Davies was acquitted at the judge's direction, and the jury subsequently found Sims guilty of taking the saddle with a view to criminate Davies, but not to retain possession of the property. The motive assigned in evidence was that Davies, who was described by the police as a brothel keeper, had a woman who had previously lived with Sims. Sims was remanded for the Supreme Court's opinion to be taken on the question of the prisoner's criminality.[4]

This case came back into the news a couple of years later after George Sims was found murdered at Smythesdale:

...The principal evidence against the prisoners, however, was the fact that an ill feeling had subsisted between Davis and Sims, owing to the latter having endeavoured to get Davis into trouble for stealing a saddle. This saddle was stolen from the Extended Hotel, and was placed by Sims in Davis's yard. Davis was acquitted, but he threatened to be even with his accuser. On the 2nd of June both prisoners were arrested at Scarsdale, two miles from Smythesdale, for the murder..."[5]

Davis was found guilty of the murder and sentenced to death.

In April 1863 a man was wanted for work at the hotel:

WANTED, a man for general purposes; must understand gardening and the management of horses. Apply to Mr Stephenson, Extended Hotel, Redan Lead.[6]

The hotel was offered for sale in July 1868:

To Persons in Quest of a Desirable and Safe Investment. A RARE OPPORTUNITY for securing a Good Business in a most central and flourishing locality, being in close proximity to the Great Redan Extended Claim, No. 2 Band of Hope, No. 2 Koh-i-Noor, St. Andrew, and Band of Hope No. 4. That old established property known as the EXTENDED HOTEL, Situated in Darling street (off Skipton street), and now doing a comfortable business, being for Positive Sale, in consequence of the present proprietor leaving the neighborhood. If not sold privately by Saturday next, will be Sold by Auction, on Tuesday next, 7th July, I868 For further particulars apply on the premises.[2]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

  • In June 1866, the hotel was the venue for a testimonial dinner for a Mr. Fern of the Great Redan Extended Co., with 90 people sitting down to dinner.[7]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In May 1859 the publican's license was granted to William Stevenson.[8]
  • It was renewed in June 1861, 1862 and 1863[9][10][1], also spelled as Stephenson in some reports.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1863 'BALLARAT WEST PUBLICANS' ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 12 June, p. 4, viewed 10 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72514938
  2. 2.0 2.1 1868 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 3 July, p. 3. , viewed 20 Jan 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113845414
  3. 3.0 3.1 1862 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 28 June, p. 2. , viewed 21 Jan 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66325149
  4. 1862 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 17 December, p. 2. , viewed 21 Jan 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66329568
  5. 1864 'THE SMYTHESDALE MURDER.', Mount Alexander Mail (Vic. : 1854 - 1917), 22 February, p. 3. , viewed 21 Jan 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197442595
  6. 1863 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 22 April, p. 3. , viewed 27 Jan 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72556439
  7. 1866 'GREAT REDAN EXTENDED COMPANY.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 25 June, p. 3. , viewed 27 Jan 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112863117
  8. 1859 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 28 May, p. 2. , viewed 18 May 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053306
  9. 1861 'LICENSING SESSIONS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 June, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR.), viewed 06 Jun 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66339909
  10. 1862 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 25 June, p. 4, viewed 17 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66325055

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