Miners' Support Hotel

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Miners' Support Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Cnr. Skipton and Lyons Street
Opened 1858
Closed 31 December 1915
Known dates 1858-1915

The Miners' Support Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1858-1915.

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The Miners' Support Hotel was at 404 Lyons Street[1] on the corner with Skipton Street[2]

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Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In June 1858, Thomas Simpson's application for a license was postponed as the hotel was not yet completed.[3] Granted a week later.[4]

In March 1872 a gang of hotel thieves broke in through the cellar hatch:

Some few days ago they effected an entrance into the Nags Head hotel, Armstrong street, by loosening the hinges from the cellar door outside and about two o’clock on Thursday morning a similar attempt - most likely by the same gang - was made at Mr. Steet's Carriers' hotel, Skipton street, but which, owing to the precautions taken, ended in a failure. It appears that Mr Steet had an alarm signal communicating with the bar, fixed beneath the trap, and on its being raised the noise of the alarm given warned the robbers to be off, and at the same time awoke him out of bed. They wisely thought it imprudent to return, but if they had they would have experienced a warm reception. It seems, however, that they were not to be baulked of their spoil, for an entrance by the cellar trap was effected during the morning into Mr Haigh's Miners Support hotel, and a clean sweep was there made of the spirits in the bar. This is the second time Mr Haigh has been robbed.[5]

In April 1890 the publican's wife died at the hotel:

RICHARDS.—On the 25th March, at the Miners' Support Hotel, corner of Skipton and Lyons streets, the beloved wife of Mr J. Richards; deeply regretted.[6]

The hotel was included on a list of hotels to be considered for closure in March 1892.[1]

On 22 March 1915, the hotel was included on a list of hotels to be deprived of their licenses. This list was complied by the Licenses Reduction Board in Melbourne. The Ballarat West licensing district hearings on this list were to be held on 27 April.[2] The hotel was one of about 40 hotels closed by the License Reduction Board and ceased trading at 9.30pm on 31 December 1915.[7] The court paid £470 compensation.[8]


Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In June 1858 Thomas Simpson applied for a license.[3] Granted.[4]
  • In June 1862, 1863, July 1864, and December 1873 and 1875, the publican's license was granted to was Samuel Haigh or Haig.[9][10][11][12][13][14]
  • In February 1882 the publican, M. Martin, was elected as a member of the Ballarat Licensed Victuallers' Association.[15]
  • In June 1887 Joseph Richards was fined £2 with 15s costs for Sunday trading.[16]
  • In 1888 and March 1892 the publican and owner was Joseph Richards.[17][1]
  • In December 1901 James Hocking sought to transfer the license from Catherine Sims to himself, but the hearing was adjourned.[18] The transfer was approved in January 1902.[19]
  • In December 1903[20] in the death notice for his father, Patrick Crawford is said to be of the Miners' Support Hotel. Patrick Crawford, named as the licensee of the Miners' Support Hotel, reported in August 1905 [21] that 21 pounds in notes and gold was stolen from a cashbox in a bedroom. On 1 May 1915 [22] the hotel is listed with Patrick Crawford as licensee, being considered for de-licensing.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1892 'BALLARAT WEST LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 10 March, p. 4. , viewed 08 Jul 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204323157
  2. 2.0 2.1 1915 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 23 March, p. 10, viewed 13 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1504941
  3. 3.0 3.1 1858 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 12 June, p. 2. , viewed 28 Jul 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66048627
  4. 4.0 4.1 1858 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT. Friday, 18th June.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 21 June, p. 2. , viewed 10 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66048774
  5. 1874 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 6 March, p. 2. , viewed 27 Jan 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201971999
  6. 1890 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 29 April, p. 2. , viewed 18 Aug 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209582880
  7. 1915 'DELICENSED', The Evening Echo (Ballarat, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 31 December, p. 4. (FOURTH EDITION), viewed 04 Feb 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241695876
  8. 1915 'LICENSING ACT 1915.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 10 November, p. 15, viewed 10 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1578545
  9. 1862 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 June, p. 2, viewed 12 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324917
  10. 1863 'BALLARAT WEST PUBLICANS' ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 12 June, p. 4, viewed 10 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72514938
  11. 1863 'LICENSED VICTUALLERS' ASSOCIATION.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 5 February, p. 4, viewed 29 April, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72554674
  12. 1864 'DISTRICT PUBLICANS' LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 2 July, p. 4. , viewed 10 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66346137
  13. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 December, p. 4. , viewed 29 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608890
  14. 1875 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 19 Aug 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200186441
  15. 1882 'BALLARAT DISTRICT LICENSED VICTUALLERS' ASSOCIATION.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 February, p. 3. , viewed 13 Sep 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200666679
  16. 1887 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 June, p. 2. , viewed 26 Dec 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207769815
  17. Wise's Post Office Directory 1888, pg. 13
  18. 1901 'A REDAN HOTEL.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 December, p. 3. , viewed 06 Feb 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207183230
  19. 1902 'BALLARAT LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 January, p. 3. , viewed 08 Feb 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207616598
  20. Ballarat Star 30 December 1903 p5
  21. Ballarat Star 22 August 1905 p2
  22. Ballarat Star 1 May 1915 p7


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