Mount Pleasant Hotel

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Mount Pleasant Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street cnr. Barkly and Humffray Streets
Known dates 1857-1864

The Mount Pleasant Hotel was in Ballarat, Victoria, <1857-1862>

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The Mount Pleasant Hotel was in Mount Pleasant, Ballarat.[1] It was on the corner of Barkly Street and Humffray Street South.[2]

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History[edit | edit source]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

  • In October 1864 the hotel was the venue for a political meeting by Mr. Semple:

At 3 p.m., yesterday, Mr Semple addressed the electors of Ballarat East at the Mount Pleasant Hotel, Mr Whitford in the chair, when the candidate's free trade principles proved highly acceptable to his audience. He (Mr Semple) said Mr O'Shanassy's speech at Kilmore was by far the ablest and frankest disquisition upon the state and requirements of the colony that the general election had called forth. No doubt, he said, Mr O'Shanassy occupied an advantageous position in addressing the electors in a pocket borough, where he could say what he really believed without fear of the consequences; but for all that the public were indebted to him for his outspoken utterance. He (the candidate) would support the McCulloch Ministry so far as an independent member should, but he must be free to vote as seemed to him right whether for or against the Ministry. After the usual questioning had been gone through, Mr Schrebir moved, and Mr Davies seconded the motion- "That Mr Semple was a fit and proper person to represent Ballarat East," which was carried unanimously.[3]

  • Mr. R. Bell used th hotel for a political meeting in October 1864.[4]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In June 1857 the publican's license was granted John Proest or John Prest.[5]
    • His license was renewed in June 1858, July 1859 and June 1862.[6][7][1]
  • In June 1861, Finley Brown failed to appear the licensing court to support his application.[8] His license was granted one week later.[9]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Licencing Court for Publicans," The Star, Thursday 19 June 1862, pg. 4, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324943, (accessed January 19, 2014)
  2. City of Ballarat, 5 January 2012. Roads and Open Space Index, pg. 33, Ballarat: City of Ballarat
  3. 1864 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 29 October, p. 2. , viewed 01 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66349263
  4. 1864 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 17 October, p. 2. , viewed 04 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66348922
  5. 1857 'GENERAL ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 June, p. 3. , viewed 20 Aug 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66042654
  6. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 16 June, p. 2. , viewed 08 Nov 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66048685
  7. 1859 'AFTERNOON SITTINGS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 June, p. 3. , viewed 25 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053609
  8. 1861 'DISTRICT LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 June, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR.), viewed 20 Aug 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66339879
  9. 1861 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 20 June, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR.), viewed 15 Apr 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66340024

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