Ganymede Hotel

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Ganymede Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Cnr. Doveton Street and Macarthur Street
Known dates 1873-1885

The Ganymede Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1873-1885>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Doveton Street North, Ballarat[1], on the corner with Macarthur Street.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

The hotel name was spelled differently in the Courier (with two "n"s)[1] and the Star (one "n").[3] As the Star spelling is the usual spelling, that is the one used here.

Eustache Le Sueur, "Abduction of Ganymede" c. 1650 Oil on Canvas Louvre, Paris

The name is probably after Ganymede, a divine hero from Greek mythology.[4]


History[edit | edit source]

In December 1877 the police objected to the renewal of Thomas Eltringham's license on the grounds that the hotel was dirty and lacked furniture. The case was adjourned for two weeks.[5]

In July 1879, the hotel was the venue for the marriage of the former publican's wife to the current publican:

ELTRINGHAM - JENKINS - On the 1st July, at the Ganymede Hotel, corner Doveton and Macarthur streets, by the rev. Chas Collins, Thomas Eltringham, of Ballarat, to Mrs James Jenkins, Sydney street, Collingwood, Melbourne.[2]

In December 1885, Thomas Eltringham's license renewal was refused by the Licensing Court:

The first application heard was that of Thomas Eltringham, for the renewal of the license of the Ganymede hotel, Soldiers Hill. Mr Inspector Parkinson objected, owing to the filthy state the premises had been found in when inspected, and for which the licensee had been fined at the police court on Friday last. The chairman said the bench were unanimously of the opinion that the place was not fit for a public license, and the license was, therefore, refused.[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1874 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1880; 1914 - 1918), 30 September, p. 4. , viewed 29 May 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191562523
  2. 2.0 2.1 1879 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1880; 1914 - 1918), 6 August, p. 2. , viewed 29 Jan 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232172625
  3. 1874 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 30 September, p. 3. , viewed 29 May 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199328719
  4. Ganymede (mythology). (2017, May 27). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 03:45, May 29, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ganymede_(mythology)&oldid=782549273
  5. 1877 'ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 December, p. 4. , viewed 06 Jun 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199282906
  6. 6.0 6.1 1885 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 2. , viewed 29 Jan 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206305310
  7. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 December, p. 4. , viewed 28 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608890
  8. 1875 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 25 Aug 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200186441
  9. 1876 'QUARTERLY LICENSING MEETING.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 28 June, p. 4. , viewed 26 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200231282
  10. 1876 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 28 September, p. 4. , viewed 23 Dec 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199831117


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