Half Moon Hotel

From Hotels of Ballarat
Half Moon Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Main Road
Known dates 1870-1873
Other names Ancient Druid Hotel

The Half Moon Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1870-1873>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Main Street.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In July 1870 the publican was charged with allowing prostitutes to be in the hotel:

The Ballarat East police summoned the landlord of the Half-Moon hotel yesterday for allowing prostitutes to assemble and remain in his licensed house. They proved a case against him which occurred on last Sunday. Three women had been watched entering the hotel, having walked direct from Esmond street, and although one made out a sort of case that she had gone to Mr Peter’s, the defendant, about bailing out her son, who had been arrested-for assault, the remaining two could not account for their presence in the hotel. The police had found them all in a parlor, and appearances were in favor of their having been drinking. The defendant was, therefore, fined 40s, with costs.[2]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In July 1870 the publican was Mr. Peters.[2]
  • In December 1873, Edward Bastieu had his license renewed.[1]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 2, viewed 11 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608881
  2. 2.0 2.1 1870 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 July, p. 2. , viewed 20 Jan 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article218796597

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