Miners' Arms Hotel (Ascot Street)

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Miners' Arms Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Ascot Street
Closed 21 December 1870
Known dates 1868-1870
Demolished Destroyed by fire
21 December 1870

The Miners' Arms Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1868-1870.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Ascot Street.[1]

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History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was destroyed by a fire on Wednesday 21 December 1870:

At about a quarter to three o’clock this morning a fire broke out at the Miners Arms hotel, Ascot street, which resulted in the total destruction of the hotel and contents. Both brigades were present, but arrived too late to, save the place. The fire was burning for some minutes before the alarm was given by the bells. The police gave notice at the Western Station. As far as we could learn the place was uninsured. It belongs to a Mr Bailey, and was rented by Mr Crawford, a miner, who was at work at the time the fire occurred. He left his wife in charge, who, it I appears, forgot to attend to the fire in the fireplace and was suddenly awakened by burning fragments dropping on her as she lay on the bed. She rescued her two children, cash-box, &c.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1869 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 3 February, p. 4. , viewed 26 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112883046
  2. 1870 'FIRE IN ASCOT STREET.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 21 December, p. 3. , viewed 20 Jun 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197559002
  3. 1868 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 17 April, p. 3. , viewed 20 Jun 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113602636

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