Greenock Hotel

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Greenock Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Main Road
Known dates 1858-1862

The Greenock Hotel was in Ballarat, Victoria, <1858-1862>

Site[edit | edit source]

The Greenock Hotel was in Main Street, Ballarat.[1] In the report on the 1862 fire, the hotel was described as being on the site of the old Montezuma Theatre.[2] It was opposite the Belfast Hotel, and between Gamblett and Hambly (shoe and boot makers) and Trestrail's horse bazaar.[3]

Background[edit | edit source]

The hotel is probably named for Greenock a town in Scotland, which lies on the south bank of the Clyde where the river expands into the Firth of Clyde.

History[edit | edit source]

The Greenock Hotel was destroyed by a huge fire which destroyed 60 buildings and severely damaged another 40 in January 1861.[4]

The hotel was rebuilt by August 1861:

Mrs Plummer's Greenock Hotel, a two storied brick building, plain and substantial in appearance.[5]

The new Greenock Hotel was severely damaged in a fire on 26 November 1862, which destroyed 30 other buildings.[2] The publican, David Thomas, had the building insured for 350 guineas, but his stock and furniture were uninsured ; his estimated loss 230 guineas. Four days after the fire he had commenced a new building.[6]

Mr David Thomas, owner and occupier of the Greenock Hotel. The building was of two stories, and had brick side walls, with wooden front.[3]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In July 1858 the license was granted to Archibald Munroe.[7]
    • Munroe's license was renewed in June 1859.[8]
    • In May 1860 his application was postponed for one week.[9]
  • Anne Plummer was granted the publican's license June 1860 and 1861.[10][11][12]
  • In June 1862 the publican's license was granted to David Thomas.[1]
    • Thomas was publican in November 1862, at the time of the fire.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Licencing Court for Publicans," The Star, Thursday 19 June 1862, pg. 4, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324943, (accessed January 19, 2014)
  2. 2.0 2.1 1862 'ANOTHER DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT BALLARAT.', Gippsland Guardian (Vic. : 1855 - 1868), 5 December, p. 3, viewed 8 November, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article109906184
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1862 'FURTHER PARTICULARS.', Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935), 29 November, p. 6. , viewed 02 Sep 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196391706
  4. 1861 'THE CONFLAGRATION ON THE MAIN HOAD.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 12 January, p. 2. , viewed 29 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66336805
  5. Ballarat Star, 20 August 1861.
  6. 1862 'THE LATE FIRE AT BALLARAT.', Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), 29 November, p. 3. , viewed 31 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article148904339
  7. 1858 'SPECIAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 24 July, p. 2. , viewed 05 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66049342
  8. 1859 'AFTERNOON SITTINGS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 June, p. 3. , viewed 08 Sep 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053609
  9. 1860 'PUBLICANS' LICENSES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 30 May, p. 2. , viewed 12 Jun 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72467087
  10. Ballarat Star, 20 August 1861.
  11. 1860 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 27 June, p. 4. , viewed 21 Dec 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66056679
  12. 1861 'DISTRICT LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 June, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR.), viewed 20 Aug 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66339879


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