Golden Point Hotel (Blackwood)

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Golden Point Hotel
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Town Blackwood
Opened 1855
Known dates 1855

The Golden Point Hotel (also known as Levy's Golden Point Hotel was a hotel in Blackwood, Victoria, 1855>.

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The hotel was in Blackwood, presumably at Golden Point.[1]

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History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was built in 1855:

Besides numerous hotels already opened, another hotel has just commenced business, viz., Levy's Golden Point Hotel. It has a fine concert-room, which is handsomely fitted up, and is excellently well attended.[1]

In October 1855 the concert room of the hotel was mentioned:

We have plenty of amusements now at Blackwood. I may mention the splendid Concert Room belonging to the Golden Point Hotel, where Miss Fitzgerald, and Mr. Sawkins, a very clever composer of national songs, nightly delight the public of Blackwood.[2]

In November 1855, after a severe storm which orphaned two children and destroyed buildings, the hotel held a concert to raise funds to help provide for the children:

A subscription was set on foot for the orphans, and two entertainments were got up for their benefit, the one at Brigg's Hotel and the other at the Golden Point Hotel. The total amount realised was some £29, the one at Brigg's Hotel netting £21 15s.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1855 'MOUNT BLACKWOOD DIGGINGS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 9 October, p. 6. , viewed 24 Dec 2017,
  2. 1855 'MOUNT BLACKWOOD.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 25 October, p. 6. , viewed 25 Dec 2017,
  3. 1855 'MINING INTELLIGENCE.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 22 November, p. 7. , viewed 24 Dec 2017,

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