King's Head Hotel

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King's Head Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Main Road
Known dates 1862
Other names Pantheon Hotel

The King's Head Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1862-1875

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Main Road[1] on the north west corner with Clayton Street.[2]

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History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was destroyed by a large fire which also destroyed 30 other buildings on 26 November 1862[1]:

"...the King's Head Hotel (late Pantheon Hotel), occupied by Mr Matthew Hardy ; ...uninsured. Mr Hardy, taking warning by the fate of Mr Bridges, of the All Nations' Hotel, further to the westward, and original occupant of the house, had determined to effect an insurance on the morning on which the fire occurred.[3]

The hotel was offered for sale in November 1875:

ABSOLUTE SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY Situate North-west Corner of Clayton Street and Main Road, Ballarat East. R. TUNBBIDGE and Co., instructed, will sell by public auction, as above, A Very Nice Corner Block of LAND, having a frontage to Main road of 30 feet, by a frontage of about 100 feet to Clayton street; on which is erected that substantially-built Premises, having 14-feet walls, known as Mat Hardy's KING'S HEAD HOTEL, containing Bar, Bar-parlor, Dining-room, 5 Bedrooms, and Kitchen ; also, Stabling, and all necessary Outhouses. This property commands a capital situation, is very suitable for a business of any kind, and is for positive sale. Without Reserve. Title— Under Torren's Act.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1862 'ANOTHER DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT BALLARAT.', Gippsland Guardian (Vic. : 1855 - 1868), 5 December, p. 3, viewed 8 November, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article109906184
  2. 2.0 2.1 1875 'Advertising', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1884; 1914 - 1918), 16 November, p. 3. , viewed 21 Feb 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207639787
  3. 1862 'FURTHER PARTICULARS.', Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935), 29 November, p. 6. , viewed 02 Sep 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196391706
  4. 1862 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 26 June, p. 4. , viewed 02 May 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66325077
  5. 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
  6. 1862 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 16 October, p. 4. , viewed 08 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66327944


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