Market Square Hotel (Doveton Street)

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Market Square Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Doveton Street
Known dates 1857-1863
Other names Carriers' Arms

The Market Square Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1857-1863>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The Market Square Hotel was in Market Square.[1] This was in Doveton Street north, opposite the current site of the Ballarat Library.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

The hotel opened in 1856, and later renamed as the Carriers' Arms, was still owned by the descendants of Thomas Whatley, when it closed in 1968.[3] Whatley had been a successful miner and brought his parents and grandparents to Australia. His business partner in the hotel, James Byles, took off with the money and left Whatley with debts.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

On 17 July 1857 the hotel held a ball and supper, with a ticket for a Lady and Gentleman bring 10s 6d.[4]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In June 1857, Thomas Wately's application for a license for the hotel was struck out when he failed to appear at the license hearing.[5]
    • In January 1858 Whately was granted a publican's license.[6]
    • In June 1858 and May 1859 his license was renewed.[7][8]
    • In 1862 the publican, Thomas Whatley was refused a license.[9]
    • In June 1863 Whatley's request for a renewal of his license was refused.[1] Whatley's license was cancelled in June 1863 after complaints by the police:

"Thomas Whatley, Market Square Hotel, Market Square. Inspector Kabat had objection to the applicant's character, not to the house. The applicant had obstructed the police in the execution of duty, and harbored bad characters. The applicant replied that he could clear his character, and provide sureties. Inspector Kabat thought it impossible. The applicant's daughter had denied to a constable who went to take him into custody, the presence in the house of a man who had stolen certain property in Ballarat, the girl knowing at the time the man was in the house, and it having been subsequently proved that he had been there at the time. The applicant denied the fact. Inspector Kabat said the thing was undeniable. Addressing the Bench - He did not wish to take away a man's bread, but he was bound to report such proceedings, and oppose the granting of the license. The police magistrate announced to the applicant that the Bench had resolved upon refusing to grant his application."[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1863 'BALLARAT WEST PUBLICANS' ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 12 June, p. 4, viewed 10 February, 2014,
  2. Victoria. Mines Department. Ballaarat gold field. No. 1 [cartographic material] 1861. MAP RM 3915, National Library of Australia,
  3. 3.0 3.1 2019, Cluff, Caleb, 'This Ballarat hotel is all that remains of a once-booming area of industry', Ballarat Courier, 11 February 2019,
  4. 1857 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 11 July, p. 4. , viewed 06 Jan 2024,
  5. 1857 'GENERAL ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 June, p. 2. , viewed 13 Aug 2017,
  6. 1858 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 12 June, p. 2. , viewed 13 Aug 2017,
  7. 1858 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 12 June, p. 2. , viewed 08 Aug 2019,
  8. 1859 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 28 May, p. 2. , viewed 18 May 2020,
  9. 1862 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 June, p. 2, viewed 12 February, 2014,

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