Havilah Hotel

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Havilah Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Victoria Street
Known dates 1874-1920

The Havilah Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1874-1920>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Victoria Street.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

In the newspaper report of the December 1873 License Board hearings, the hotel is named as the Havelock Hotel.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was one of the hotels reviewed at the Licensing Court 1888 hearings:

Havilah hotel— John Murphy, licensee and owner. Contained four brick rooms, and 10 wood; fairly well furnished and conducted; principally by country visitors; a stable attached...John Murphy, licensee of the Havilah hotel, said he had been licensee of the place for the past six years. He did a good business with people from the country, Bungaree and Ballan. There was also a good demand in his own immediate neighborhood. John Marks, fish salesman; and William Kane, grocer, thought the existence of the house necessary for public accommodation. It had both a local and country trade.[3]

The hotel was again included on a list for closure by the Licenses Reduction Board which held hearings at the Ballarat Supreme Court in March 1920:

Mr J. B. Pearson, appeared for the owner and licensee of the Havilah Hotel, Victoria street, Ballarat East. Plainclothes Constable Morgan said, the hotel contained thirteen rooms, and there were three for public use. These were in very bad condition. The late Mr Cameron, who was the licensee, had told witness that he had never served meals, and did not take in lodgers, but depended solely on the bar trade. Since the death of her husband, Mrs Cameron had catered for lodgers. In his opinion the hotel was not required, and the public would suffer no inconvenience if it were closed. Corroborative evidence was given by Constable Arberry. He said the hotel contained no conveniences for the public, and adjacent hotels could absorb the bar trade. Florence Cameron, widow of the late licensee of the Havilah Hotel, said there, had been no conviction against the house since her husband had taken it over. She supplied on an average about a dozen meals a week to the public, and about half-a-dozen beds. Three witnesses gave evidence as to the inconvenience which would be caused to the public by the closing of the Havilah Hotel.[4]

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  1. 1888 'THE BALLARAT LICENSING COURT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 30 June, p. 14, viewed 28 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6136822
  2. 2.0 2.1 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 2. , viewed 27 May 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608881
  3. 3.0 3.1 1888 'VICTORIA STREET HOUSES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 27 June, p. 4. , viewed 28 Sep 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209443844
  4. 4.0 4.1 1920 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 March, p. 3. , viewed 16 Jun 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article212060114
  5. 1874 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING BENCH. ANNUAL MEETING.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 15 December, p. 4, viewed 7 November, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208250314
  6. 1899 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 November, p. 2. , viewed 05 Dec 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article216753382
  7. 1920 'HOTEL TRANSFERS', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 4 August, p. 6. , viewed 19 Mar 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article211914488

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