James Day

From Hotels of Ballarat
James Day
Occupation Publican
Years active 1868-1883
Known for Victoria Hotel
Home town Warrenheip

James Day was a publican in the Ballarat district, <1868-1883>.

History[edit | edit source]

From at least September 1868 to December 1874 James Day held the license for the Victoria Hotel at Warrenheip.[1][2][3]

In a robbery trial in September 1883, Day was described as being a publican in Warrenheip, but the hotel is not named:

Witness became the worse for liquor. Had £10 in notes in his possession. Did not remember being at Day's hotel, but remembered waking up there minus his money. Owing to what Day had told him, witness reported the matter to the police...Under cross-examination witness said that when he woke at Day's hotel he was partly in the horrors. James Day, a licensed publican at Warrenheip, deposed that prisoner and Gleeson drove up to the hotel. Prisoner, got drinks, and went to the trap to wake up Gleeson, who was asleep. Prisoner could not wake him up, and witness saw prisoner take a purse out of Gleeson’s pocket. Witness said to prisoner, You've got his purse.” Subsequently Gleeson was put in an outhouse, but before that prisoner shouted for two woodcarters. Prisoner left, but did not come back.[4]


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 2. , viewed 18 Jun 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608881
  2. 1874 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING BENCH. ANNUAL MEETING.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 15 December, p. 4, viewed 17 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208250314
  3. 1868 'THE MURDER AT WARRENHEIP.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 10 September, p. 7, viewed 10 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5826740
  4. 1883 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 17 September, p. 2. , viewed 06 Aug 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201614967

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