The Ballarat Licensing Court met in 1922 with the task of closing 10 hotels in Ballarat and one in Clunes.
Hearings were held into 26 of hotels to determine which would be deprived of their license:
REDUCTION OF LICENSES BALLARAT AND CLUNES DISTRICT. At a sitting of the Licensing Court in Melbourne on Monday the chairman, (Mr R. Barr, L.M.) announced that deprivation sittings would be held at the Supreme Court House, Ballarat, commencing on Tuesday, 7th February, at 10 a.m., when the following list of licenses would be dealt with:—
BALLARAT EAST LICENSING DISTRICT: Victuallers’ Licenses:
- American Club Hotel, Bridge street;
- Brown Hill Hotel, Brown Hill;
- Cremorne Hotel, Eureka street
- Meagher's Hotel, Victoria street;
- Miller’s Arms Hotel, Doveton street;
- New Eglinton Hotel, Main street;
- Prince Regent Hotel, Buninyong road;
- Royal Oak Hotel, Peel street, Black Hill;
- Victoria Hotel, Victoria street, Woodman’s Hill.
BALLARAT WEST LICENSING DISTRICT. Victuallers’ Licenses.—
- Atlantic Hotel, Skipton street, Redan;
- Bunch of Grapes Hotel, Pleasant street;
- Carriers' Arms Hotel, Creswick road;
- City Brigade Hotel, Sturt street;
- Edinburgh Castle Hotel, Armstrong street;
- Grandstand Hotel, Cobden street;
- Mallow Hotel, Skipton street;
- National Hotel, Sturt street;
- Plough and Harrow Hotel, Mair street;
- Princess Royal Hotel, Macarthur street;
- Railway Hotel, Lydiard street;
- Sir William Don Hotel, Dana street;
- Tattersall’s Hotel, Doveton street;
- Union Hotel, Sturt street.
CLUNES LICENSING DISTRICT. Victuallers’ Licenses.—
Decisions[edit | edit source]
The Ballarat Star reported on the findings of the Board:
LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD COMPENSATION AWARDS. Sitting as a Compensation Court, the Licenses Reduction Board. Messrs Barr, Lock and Tanner, yesterday concluded the hearing of evidence on the compensation claims made by the owners of public houses which had been dealt with at the previous deprivation sittings. Eleven hotels were dealt with viz., five each in the Ballarat East and Ballarat West Licensing Districts, and one in the Clunes District. The chairman of the board, in delivering the award, said that the total award was to the owners -£8275; to the occupiers £2190, or a total of £10,455. The amounts would be available when the treasury opened in the new year, while the hotels mentioned would close their doors on the last day of the present year.
- American Club Hotel, Bridge st., owner £900; occupier, £575; total £1075.
- Cremorne Hotel. Eureka street, £750, £l50, £900;
- New Eglinton Hotel, Main Road, £850, £250, £1100.
- Prince Regent Hotel, Buninyong Road, £750, £200, £950.
- Victoria Hotel. Victoria Street. £400, £90, £490.
- Edinburgh Castle Hotel, Armstrong Street, owner, £900; occupier, £300: total, £l200.
- Grand Stand Hotel, Cobden Street, £700, £l50, £850.
- National Hotel, Sturt Street, £745, £250, £995.
- Princess Royal Hotel, Macarthur Street, £700, £200, £900.
- Sir William Don Hotel, Dana Street, £900, £275, £1175.
- Speculation Hotel, Allendale, owner. £680; occupier, £150; total, £830
References[edit | edit source]
- 1922 'DEDUCTION OF LICENSES', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 January, p. 8. , viewed 28 Apr 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214911858
- 1922 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 September, p. 2. , viewed 06 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article213329862