Farmers' Hotel (Claretown)

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Farmers' Hotel
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History
Town Claretown
Known dates 1877-1931
Google maps -37.529251, 144.028263

The Lee's Frmers' Hotel was a hotel in Claretown, Victoria, <18777 - 1955.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Claretown, near Beale's reservoir.[1][2] It has also been known as the Hurler's Inn, as Hurling matches were undertaken in Lee's paddock or field in the 1870's, run by the Claretown Turf Club.[3]

Background[edit | edit source]

The intersection of Springbank and Barkstead Road is the original site. There was also a telegraph office on this site. The original hotel from the 1870's has been a family home since the 1950's. Internally and externally, the hotel has been minimally renovated, and freshened up over the years, but retains many original features. The Hotel Sign on the roof was painted over in the mid 1970's. It now appears to be just an older house, built right on the south east corner, and being less than a kilometre from Beale's Reservoir. Address: 571-665 Springbank Rd, Claretown VIC 3352. Google Maps:-37.529251, 144.028263

History[edit | edit source]

In December 1877 John Keating applied for a license:

New license — Mr John Keating applied for a license for the Farmers’ hotel, Harry Beale’s reservoir, granted.[1]

In March 1886, charges of Sunday trading against the publican John Keating were withdrawn on a technicality.[4]

In February 1931 the publican was fined:

Inspector Howard on Wednesday in Bungaree court, charged James Wilson, licensee of the Farmers' Hotel, Claretown, with having had persons on the premises during prohibited hours on 24th January. A fine of £2 was imposed.[2]


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The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1877 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 25 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19928299
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1931 'PROVINCIAL CITIES AND TOWNS.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 5 February, p. 5. , viewed 30 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203335933
  3. 3.0 3.1 1885 'LICENSING MEETING.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 29 December, p. 4. , viewed 08 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206305585
  4. 4.0 4.1 1886 'BALLARAT LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 27 March, p. 4. , viewed 27 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204429720
  5. 1880 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 December, p. 3. , viewed 21 Mar 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200652822
  6. 1884 'BUNGAREE POLICE COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 25 December, p. 4. , viewed 13 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207630933
  7. 1890 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 October, p. 2. , viewed 10 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204140135


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