Hit or Miss Hotel (Specimen Hill)

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Hit or Miss Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Eureka Street
Known dates 1862-1874
Other names aka Brewery Tap Hotel

The Hit or Miss Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1862-1874>.

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The Hit or Miss Hotel is described as being at Specimen Hill (Ballarat East). This is the area along Eureka Street, the Canadian Lead Primary School was formerly the Specimen Hill Primary School.[1] In December 1874, the hotel was described as being in Eureka Street.[2] The hotel was next to the Specimen Hill Brewery, later operated as Scrase and Ainley, close to Main Road. The hotel was owned by the company and was offered for sale when the brewery closed.

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History[edit | edit source]

Scrase and Ainley offered the hotel for sale in December 1865:

After the above, all that property known as the HIT OR MISS, OR BREWERY TAP HOTEL, which adjoins the brewery, is in close proximity to the Eastern Borough Market, is now doing a steady bar trade, with a certainty of daily improving. This property is well worth the attention of a small capitalist desirous of getting into business at once.[3]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In 1862 the publican was E. Henwood.[4]
  • In December 1873 the publican was Mary Flannagan.[5] In December 1874 the police objected to renewing Flanagan's license on the grounds that there was insufficient accommodation, The case was adjourned for two weeks.[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Victorian Collections, Ballarat East Primary School No. 1071, http://victoriancollections.net.au/items/55becd802162f119485a3e9b, accessed 29 October 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 1874 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING BENCH. ANNUAL MEETING.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 15 December, p. 4. , viewed 15 Jan 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208250314
  3. 1865 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 8 December, p. 3. , viewed 30 Aug 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112865582
  4. 1862 'LICENSED VICTUALLERS' ASSOCIATION.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 7 August, p. 4, viewed 29 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66326137
  5. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 2. , viewed 27 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608881

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