Jackson's Hotel

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Jackson's Hotel
Jackson's Hotel, (BMI Collection)
Town Ballarat
Street Cnr. Lydiard and Mair Streets
Opened May 1861
Known dates 1861-1863
Other names Royal George Hotel
Federal Hotel
Railway Hotel
Regent Tavern
Jackson's & Co.
The Sporting Globe

Jackson's Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, 1861-1863. It was the first hotel on a site has been used for hotels from 1860-2014>

Site[edit | edit source]

Jackson's Hotel was on the south west corner of Lydiard Street and Mair Street.[1] The site had been the location of Ballarat's original post office, first in a tent, and later in a wooden building, as recreated at Sovereign Hill.[1] The hotel was built in 1860 by John Jackson.

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Background[edit | edit source]

The first hotel on the site was Jackson's Hotel, from 1861-1863. It was named for its publican, John Jackson.[2]

The name was changed to the Royal George Hotel from about 1863 until about 1892.[1] After the forced hotel closures in Ballarat in the 1890's, the Royal George was renamed the Federal Hotel.[1] In 1913 it was renamed as the Railway Hotel until the 1970's.[1] For a time it was known as the Regent Tavern. In 2013 it was opened as Jackson's & Co.

The original Jackson's Hotel building, erected in 1860, is still in use. A copy of the 1890's verandah, demolished in 1964, was rebuilt in 2013.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

In July 1862, the hotel was granted a billiard license.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Jacksons & Co, 2013, http://www.jacksonsandco.com.au/history, accessed 11 February 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 1861 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 24 May, p. 2. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR.), viewed 01 Jun 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66339442
  3. 1862 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 11 July, p. 4, viewed 29 April, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66325443
  4. 1862 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 June, p. 2, viewed 12 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324917

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