George Hotel

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George Hotel
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History
Town Ballarat
Street Lydiard Street
Opened 1853
Known dates 1853-2017
Other names George Inn
Evidence Hotel still in operation

The George Hotel is a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, 1853 - 2017>. It was originally called the George Inn.

Site[edit]

The George Hotel is on the west side of Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, now known as 27 Lydiard Street North.[1]

Background[edit]

The George Inn was licensed in 1853, a few months after Thomas Bath opened the Ballarat Hotel.[2] The first owners and publicans were George Howe and Francis Herring.[2] Howe and Herring had been at Golden Point digging for gold in 1851.[2]

History[edit]

In December 1893, the hotel unsuccessfully applied for a late night license:

Miss M. J. Fern, licensee of the George hotel, Lydiard street, applied to the annual sittings of the Licensing Court yesterday, for permission to keep the hotel open until 1.30 a.m. Mr H. S. Barrett, who appeared to support the application, urged that such a privilege would be a great convenience to mining men who arrived home by the late trains, but on its being pointed out that already there were four hotels in Lydiard street holding late licenses, the court refused the application[3]

In 1917 the hotel was issued with a special permit to serve alcohol with meals between 6.00pm and 8.00pm.[4]

Community Involvement[edit]

  • In September 1864 the hotel was the venue for a meeting of the Ballaratshire Anti-Transportation Committee.[5]

The People[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.georgehotelballarat.com.au/ George Hotel website
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 2, 1943, Ballarat
  3. 1893 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 December, p. 2. , viewed 03 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209801684
  4. 1917 'BALLARAT LICENSING COURT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 19 January, p. 4, viewed 30 January, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1591243
  5. 1864 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 September, p. 3. , viewed 26 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66348289
  6. 1857 'GENERAL ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 June, p. 2. , viewed 10 Aug 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66042654
  7. 1862 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 June, p. 2, viewed 12 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324917
  8. 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
  9. 1864 'DISTRICT PUBLICANS' LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 2 July, p. 4. , viewed 10 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66346137
  10. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 December, p. 4. , viewed 26 Jun 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608890
  11. 1874 'CITY LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 December, p. 4. , viewed 08 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208250343
  12. 1891 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 3 June, p. 2. , viewed 26 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209715941


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