Greyhound Hotel (Caledonian Lead)

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Greyhound Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Melbourne Road
Known dates 1857-1858

The Greyhound Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, <1857-1858, 1859-1860>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was on the Caledonian Lead in Ballarat East, probably on the Melbourne road (now Victoria Street), and within a 150 yards of the Caledonian railway bridge.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In February 1860, the publican Mark Barnes wrote to the papers about problems he was having with sly grog sales affecting his business. He described the early history of the hotel:

"...In September, 1857, I bought the house I now occupy of Mr James Nicol. Times were then good-every one making a living;-but the times sadly changed by the March following. The Carngham rush broke out, and took the bulk of the diggers from here, but leaving myself holding the license...Things got from bad to worse with me till the general licensing day of 1858, when I closed my house with a heavy debt, which it took me sixteen months to work out at my trade of a carpenter. I then turned my attention to opening the house again. The Melbourne road was finished, and the railroad underway, with a large bridge within 150 yards of my house..."[1]

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The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1860 'Open Column.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 3 February, p. 4. , viewed 26 May 2019,
  2. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 16 June, p. 2. , viewed 06 Dec 2019,
  3. 1859 'AFTERNOON SITTINGS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 25 August, p. 2. , viewed 27 May 2019,
  4. 1860 '(Before Messrs W[?] LICENSING BENCH.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 May, p. 2. , viewed 27 May 2019,

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