Mount's Bay Hotel

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Mount's Bay Hotel
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Town Sebastopol
Street Cnr. Alfred and Rubicon Streets
Known dates 1868-1875

The Mount's Bay Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1869-1875>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Rubicon Street.[1]

The hotel was described in the Ballarat Star 1869 as being near Alfred Street and the Miners' Racecourse.[2]

Jenkins locates the hotel on the south west corner of Alfred and Rubicon Streets.[3]

Background[edit | edit source]

Sometimes listed as Mount Bay Hotel

History[edit | edit source]

In September 1875, the publican was called as a key witness to an inquest at the Iona Hotel after one of his customers, Edward Creed, had been found dead in a paddock:

Mr Henry Williams, of the Mount's Bay hotel, Rubicon street, deposed that he had known the deceased for three or four years. He saw the deceased at his hotel on Saturday 6th instant, at 10 a.m. The deceased paid for a pint of beer, and appeared to be recovering from a drunken bout. Before going away the deceased asked for and obtained a small glass of ale. He then asked something about the coach, and was told that if he went to the Iona hotel he could get booked there for Smythesdale, and could pay his fare when he arrived at that place. The deceased said that he had been some days away from home and was ashamed to go back, and as he had no money he would walk to Smythesdale. Mr Williams continued by stating that the deceased started for home by going up the Smythesdale road.[4]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1868 'SEBASTOPOL.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 July, p. 2. , viewed 30 Jan 2017,
  2. 1869 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 4 February, p. 3. , viewed 25 Sep 2016,
  3. Arthur Jenkins, Early Sebastopol Hotels,
  4. 4.0 4.1 1875 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 17 February, p. 2. , viewed 18 Jul 2021,

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