Miners' Arms (Blackwood)

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Miners' Arms
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Town Yankee Reef, Blackwood
Known dates 1855

The Miners' Arms was a hotel in Blackwood, Victoria, <1855>.

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The hotel was at Yankee Reef, Blackwood.[1] This area was also known as Connellville and the hotel referred to as Forbes's Hotel.

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A phrenological chart, showing the features noted by Proffessor Jackson

In November 1855 a phrenologist was performing at the hotel:

PHRENOLOGY.-Professor Jackson entertained the residents at Connellville this week with two evening lectures on this science. The professor handled his subject with great fluency, and with good address. Considerable amusement was created by the professor examining publicly several heads of well-known miners in the lecture-room at Forbes's Hotel. By all accounts the professor hit their respective characteristic features with considerable accuracy, though they. were entirely unknown to him before that evening.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1855 'MOUNT BLACKWOOD DIGGINGS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 27 October, p. 6. , viewed 26 Dec 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4821913
  2. 1855 'MOUNT BLACKWOOD DIGGINGS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 6 November, p. 6. , viewed 26 Dec 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4822672

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