Glasgow Arms (Main Road)

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Glasgow Arms
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Town Ballarat
Street Main Road
Known dates 1858-1872

The Glasgow Arms was a hotel in Ballarat, <1858-1872>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Main Road, Ballarat[1], near the intersection with Barkly Street.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In February 1867, James Russell applied for a night license for the hotel which was refused after the police objected.[3]

The hotel was damaged in an act of vandalism in June 1869:

BREAKING WINDOWS.— George Guinness, an old loafer, was charged with breaking two windows, the property of James Russell, of the Glasgow hotel. The offence was proved, and prisoner fined 20s, and 40s damages, or in default one month's imprisonment.[4]

In October 1869, a man was gaoled after stealing cushions from the hotel:

PETTY THEFT.—Samuel Edgeton was charged with stealing three sofa pillows. Constable Sheridan said he found the prisoner on the previous evening carrying the pillows, when he first said he had made them, and then that he was taking them to sell them for wages, having had them given to him in payment for a job of work. They were found to belong to James Russell, of the Glasgow Arms, Ballarat East, and the prisoner was taken into custody. They were identified by Mr Russell, who said he valued the cushions at 7s 6d each. The prisoner had nothing to say, but wished his worship to deal with the case. He was sent to gaol for two months. A charge of drunken ness against the prisoner was not considered.[5]

The mayor of Ballarat East commented on the hotel in a report to council in November 1871:

"...and also said that the claim which was being worked at the Glasgow Arms hotel had been found to be abandoned."[6]

A period of heavy rain in August 1872 saw many of the old mine workings fill with water, and this caused them to collapse:

The owner of the Glasgow Arms Hotel, in the Main-road, has been compelled to commence taking down his house, to prevent it falling and becoming a wreck, and another large building near it has had to be propped up.[7]


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 15 July, p. 2. , viewed 03 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66049185
  2. 1860 'THE FLOODS AT BALLARAT.', Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), 12 December, p. 3. , viewed 16 Jun 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87948634
  3. 3.0 3.1 1867 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 February, p. 4. , viewed 31 Oct 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112861271
  4. 4.0 4.1 1869 'POLICE. EASTERN COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 June, p. 3. , viewed 30 Oct 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112890112
  5. 1869 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 5 October, p. 4. , viewed 31 Oct 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112854901
  6. 1871 'BALLARAT EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 25 November, p. 2. , viewed 16 Jun 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197574420
  7. 1872 'BALLARAT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 7 August, p. 5. , viewed 16 Jun 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5836553
  8. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 16 June, p. 2. , viewed 08 Nov 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66048685
  9. 1858 'SPECIAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 24 July, p. 2. , viewed 20 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66049342
  10. 1859 'AFTERNOON SITTINGS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 June, p. 3. , viewed 08 Sep 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053609
  11. 1860 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 May, p. 2. , viewed 09 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72466933
  12. 1868 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 October, p. 3. , viewed 30 Oct 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113848175
  13. 1870 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 25 January, p. 4. , viewed 31 Oct 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112858077


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