Halfway House (Plank Road)

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For other Halfway House Hotels, see Halfway House Hotel.
Halfway House Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Plank Road (Main Road)
Known dates 1858-1864

Halfway House was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1858-1864>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The Halfway House was in Plank Road, Ballarat.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

There was a Halfway House Hotel closed as one of the 26 hotels closed in 1892 in Ballarat as part of the changes to licensing laws.[2] The owners were paid £800 compensation for the closure of the business.[2] Further research would be needed to confirm if they are the same hotel.

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Inquests[edit | edit source]

  • June 1862, on George Alfred Bland aged 11, who died after being run over by a cart:
On Saturday, at Spargo's Half-way House Hotel, Mount Clear, Dr Clendinning held an inquest on the body of George Alfred Bland, who, according to the evidence and the verdict of the jury, died on the previous day, at the residence of Mr W. H. Northage, Mount Clear, and was caused by fracture of the spine and other internal injuries, from having been accidentally thrown out of a spring cart which he was driving, and the wheel having fallen upon his body, on the White Horse ranges, on the same day.[3]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In June 1858 and 1859 the license was granted to James Spargo.[4][5]
    • His license was renewed in June 1862.[1]
    • In September 1864 Spargo was advertising for all merchants and others who had claims against him to send accounts to him by the end of the month.[6]

See also[edit | edit source]

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 17, 2014)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 9, 1943, Ballarat
  3. 1862 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 9 June, p. 2. , viewed 31 Jan 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324691
  4. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 16 June, p. 2. , viewed 08 Nov 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66048685
  5. 1859 'AFTERNOON SITTINGS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 June, p. 3. , viewed 13 Sep 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053609
  6. 1864 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 September, p. 3. , viewed 26 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66348289

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