Fussell's Hotel (Sturt Street)

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Fussell's Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Sturt Street
Opened 1873
Known dates 1873-1875
Other names Tuckett's Hotel

Fussell's Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1873-1875>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel, also known as Fussell's Commercial Hotel, was in Sturt Street, Ballarat[1], opposite the State Savings Bank.

Background[edit | edit source]

It is probably named for its publican, John Fussell. It was Tuckett's Hotel before 1873.[2]

News from May 1876:

It may interest Old Pioneers to know that Mr Duncan Macfarlane, who built and owned Fussell’s hotel, is now government-resident or commissioner at Jackson’s Bay, New Zealand. There is some talk of his coming over with the representatives of. the Dunedin Fire Brigade at the coming demonstration.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

In December 1873, John Fussell was advertising his new hotel:

FUSSELL’S COMMERCIAL HOTEL. STURT STREET, BALLARAT, OPPOSITE THE SAVINGS BANK. J. H. FUSSELL begs to announce that he has taken those Extensive Premises in Sturt street lately known as TUCKETT’S HOTEL Which, from their Central Position, afford Excellent Accommodation for Commercial Gentlemen, Families, and other Visitors to Ballarat whose patronage, as also that of Ballarat Friends, is respectfully invited. AN EXCELLENT BILLIARD-TABLE. GOOD STABLING. CHARGES MODERATE.[2]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In December 1873, John Fussell was granted a new license for the hotel.[1]
    • His license was renewed in December 1875.[4]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 December, p. 4. , viewed 18 Jun 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608890
  2. 2.0 2.1 1873 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 4. , viewed 01 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608874
  3. 1876 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 13 May, p. 2. , viewed 19 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200230191
  4. 1875 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 19 Aug 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200186441

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