Mineral Springs Hotel (Spargo Creek)

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Mineral Springs Hotel
Mineral Springs Hotel, 2010
Town Spargo Creek
Opened 1910
Known dates 1910-1954
Other names Cosmopolitan Hotel
Evidence Building still standing
Google maps -37.479506, 144.150818

The Mineral Springs Hotel was a hotel at Spargo Creek, Victoria, 1910-1954>

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Spargo Creek.[1] Now on the Ballan-Dayelsford Road, Spargo Creek VIC 3461 -37.479506, 144.150818.[2]

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Background[edit | edit source]

The hotel had been earlier known as the Cosmopolitan Hotel and in May 1910 it was renamed as the Mineral Springs Hotel:

"Mineral Springs hotel" Spargo creek, is the new title for Connell's hitherto Cosmopolitan hotel, but it will remain cosmopolitan for all that.[3]

It will be remembered that during the time Mr Connell was licensee of the Cosmopolitan hotel, he had the name changed to " Mineral Springs." It may also be added to his credit the erection of the local telephone, which has proved in valuable. Mr and Mrs Connell are at present residing with the venerable Mr R. Connell, at the Spargo Creek post office.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was advertising in April 1922:

MINERAL Springs Hotel, Spargo Creek. Via Daylesford. First-class Accom. for Easter, Trains met Ballan. Tel. No. 1.[4]

In May 1942 the owner tried to take legal action against the publican:

A claim for £99 damages for alleged failure to comply with lease covenants was made by Mrs Mary Dwyer, of Spargo Creek, owner, against Mrs Ada Cock, licensee of the Mineral Springs Hotel, Spargo Creek, In the Ballarat County Court yesterday. It was alleged that the premises had not been kept in the same repair as when plaintiff had taken over. Judge Maclndoe found for defendant, with costs to be taxed. Mr R. W. Shellord appeared for Dwyer, and Mr Wilson (instructed by Mr T. E. Byrne) for defendant.[5]

In August 1942, Ada Cock left the hotel for the Railway Hotel in Elaine:

Issue of a victualler's licence in the name of owner, the licensee having failed to pay the balance of the licence fee within the prescribed time: Mineral Spring Hotel, Spargo Creek, licence issued to Mary Dwyer (owner).[6]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

APPLICATION for TRANSFER OF A of LICENCE. - We, Timothy Dwyer and Michael Dwyer, as executors of the will of Mary Dwyer, deceased, the holder of a Victualler's licence for the Mineral Springs Hotel, at Spargo Creek, In the Grant Licensing District, and I, Timothy Dwyer, of the Mineral Springs Hotel, at Spargo Creek, hereby give notice that we will APPLY to the Licensing Court at Melbourne on Monday, the 18th day of January, 1954. for the TRANSFER of the LICENCE to the said Timothy Dwyer. Dated the 24th day of December. 1953.[9]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1916 'PERSONAL NOTES.', Gordon, Egerton and Ballan Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 26 May, p. 4. , viewed 04 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article129421840
  2. Google Maps, [1]
  3. 1910 'No Title', The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1866 - 1918), 21 May, p. 2. , viewed 10 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90169592
  4. 1922 'Classified Advertising', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 10 April, p. 14. , viewed 25 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4668667
  5. 5.0 5.1 1942 'BALLARAT NEWS', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 13 May, p. 4. , viewed 04 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11976087
  6. 6.0 6.1 1942 'HOTEL TRANSFERS', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 19 August, p. 5. , viewed 04 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206810421
  7. 1921 'Country Hotel Transfers.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 31 May, p. 5. , viewed 04 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203961814
  8. 1939 'HOTEL TRANSFERS', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 22 March, p. 10. , viewed 04 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12109778
  9. 1954 'Advertising', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 9 January, p. 41. , viewed 05 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26583985

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