Golden Empire Hotel (Albert Street)

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Golden Empire Hotel
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Town Sebastopol
Street Albert Street
Known dates 1868-1875

The Golden Empire Hotel was a hotel in Sebastopol, <1868-1875>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Albert Street.[1] In October 1868 it was described as being opposite Shillington's Boarding House.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In January 1870 the hotel purchased a locally made billiard table:

“Mr F. Mumford, billiard table maker of Bridge street, has just finished and erected a very fine billiard-bagatelle table, 12 by 4 feet, for Mr James, of the Golden Empire hotel, Sebastopol. The table is made of three Castlemaine slates, and the frame is a massive and neat one of blackwood. The fittings are all well finished, and considering the price is but £6O, the table reflects great credit on Mr Mumford, who has now made and set up seven of these tables for different hotels in Ballarat. Mr Mumford has had to struggle against the powerful competition of the Melbourne manufacturers, Alcock and Co., and it is to be hoped that the public will give him the support which his skill and enterprise merits."[3]

The hotel was sold in 1875, and the furnishings were sold at an auction:

SEBASTOPOL. THURSDAY, 18 NOVEMBER, At Twelve o'clock Sharp. On the Premises, THE GOLDEN EMPIRE HOTEL. To Dealers, Parties Furnishing, and Others. FOR UNRESERVED SALE, the Whole of the Household Furniture, Billiard-Bagatelle Table, Bar Requisites, &c. The Hotel being Disposed of Privately. H. I. WHITE has received instructions from Mr Thomas James (who is leaving the district) to sell by auction, on the premises, as above. The whole of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, comprising — Hair-seat, Wood, and other Chairs, Loo and Dining-room Tables, Hair-seat Couch, Engravings, Ornaments, Vases, Carpets, Fenders and Fire-irons, pier Glass, Stuffed Birds, Bedsteads and Bedding, Wardrobe, Chest of Drawers, Washstands and Ware, Dressing Tables , Crockery, Glassware, and Kitchen Utensils. Bar— Pewter Pots, Glasses, two-pull Beer Engine, Decanters, Waiters, Forms, Stock-in-Trade, Billiard-Bagatelle Table in good order, and a quantity of sundries. No Reserve. Terms — Cash. H. I. WHITE, Auctioneer.[4]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Inquests[edit | edit source]

  • May 1872, into the death of Mary Bartlett, a local woman, died of apoplexy of the brain.[5]
  • September 1872, into the death of John James B. Shears, a five week old baby, died from pleuro-pneumonia.[6]

The People[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1873 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1884; 1914 - 1918), 16 October, p. 3. , viewed 21 Feb 2021,
  2. 1868 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 October, p. 3. , viewed 21 Feb 2021,
  3. 1920 'FIFTY YEARS AGO.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 January, p. 10. , viewed 21 Feb 2021,
  4. 1875 'Advertising', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1884; 1914 - 1918), 16 November, p. 3. , viewed 21 Feb 2021,
  5. 1872 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 13 May, p. 2. , viewed 21 Feb 2021,
  6. 1872 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 September, p. 2. , viewed 21 Feb 2021,

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