Half-way House Hotel (Skipton Street)

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Half-way House Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Skipton Street
Closed 1892
Known dates 1867-1892

The Half-way House Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1867-1892.

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The hotel was in Skipton Street.[1]

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History[edit | edit source]

A celebration to mark the opening of the Great North Hurdsfield Gold Mining Company was held at the hotel in July 1880:

The marking off of the shaft of the Great North Hurdsfield Gold Mining Company took place this afternoon; in the presence of a large number of shareholders, and was performed by Mr. A. Bell, one of the freeholders. The situation of the claim is due north of the Central, East and North Hurdsfield Companies, and great faith is entertained locally that the present shaft will bottom on good washdirt. After the marking off, an adjournment was made to Kinane's Hotel, where the success of the company was duly toasted. The shaft, which is 9 feet by 3 feet 3 inches, will be commenced forthwith, the first shift going on at twelve o'clock to-night.[2]

The hotel was one of 26 hotels listed for closing by the Ballarat West Licensing Court in March 1892.[1]

From the 1892 hearing:

Half-way House, Skipton street. John Fancy, licensee; John Harrison, owner. Mr Morrow appeared for the owner and the licensee. John Harrison said that the house had been licensed for 25 years. It was in a most populous locality, and was frequented by miners and others. John Fancy, the licensee, said he did a very large bar and jug trade. There were four regular boarders, and there was not accommodation for more. He supplied 11 meals a day. Four witnesses spoke of the convenience the house was in the locality, and the necessity for its retention. Cr Cooke thought the house was a convenience to passers by.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1892 'BALLARAT WEST LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 10 March, p. 4. , viewed 08 Jul 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204323157
  2. 1880 'BALLARAT.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 30 July, p. 3. , viewed 28 Dec 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202153925
  3. 1875 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 March, p. 4. , viewed 27 Jan 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208252592
  4. 1887 'BALLARAT LICENSING COURT.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 21 September, p. 5. , viewed 26 Dec 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197164475
  5. F. W. Niven & Co's Ballarat and District Directory for 1888-9
  6. 1889 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 28 March, p. 2. , viewed 14 Jul 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204041448

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