National Hotel (Ballarat East)

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National Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Victoria Street
Closed 1891
Known dates 1873-1891

The National Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat East, Victoria, <1873-1891.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Victoria Street.[1]

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History[edit | edit source]

The police objected to renewing the license in 1874 as the building was dilapidated, however as repairs had been made, the court granted the license.[2]

The hotel's license was reviewed by the Licensing Court in June 1888:

National hotel— Michael Kennedy, owner and licensee. A wooden building containing 12 rooms, six of them lath and plastered; well furnished and well conducted; large yard and good stabling; afforded accommodation to the neighborhood and to country people...Michael Kennedy, licensee and owner of the National hotel, deposed that he did a good country and local trade. He had a large yard, which proved a great convenience for the travelling public. John Farmer and J. R. Shaw spoke in favor of this hotel being allowed to remain.[3]

It was one of the 40 hotels closed in 1891 in Ballarat East as part of the changes to licensing laws.[4]

The owners were paid £874 compensation for the closure of the business.[4]

In January 1893 it was reported that the building was now unoccupied.[5]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 2, viewed 11 September, 2015,
  2. 2.0 2.1 1874 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING BENCH. ANNUAL MEETING.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 15 December, p. 4. , viewed 14 Jan 2018,
  3. 3.0 3.1 1888 'VICTORIA STREET HOUSES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 27 June, p. 4. , viewed 29 Sep 2018,
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 8, 1943, Ballarat
  5. 1893 'THE LATE LICENSED HOUSES IN BALLARAT EAST.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 January, p. 4. , viewed 29 Aug 2021,

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