National Hotel (Main Road)

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National Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Main Road
Known dates 1870

The National Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, <1870.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Main Road.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In June 1870 the publican, John Davis, advertised he had moved to the Miners' Arms in Bridge Street.

REMOVAL— JOHN DAVIS, late of the National Hotel, Main road, will be happy to see any old friends at late M'Laren's Hotel, known as the Miners' Arms, Bridge street.[2]

The old hotel building was in a dangerous state by June 1870:

The National Hotel, down the Main-road, which has so long been threatening the lives and limbs of the people compelled to pass by it, commenced to fall again last night, and, although a good deal of the side came down, the greater part of the front remains in a still more threatening and dangerous state than ever. The wooden tenement north of the National was taken down last night, by order of the council, so that no one might take shelter in it to the risk of life.[3]

In September 1870 the council took action to have the hotel demolished:

Borough Council v Harris, for neglecting to pull down a dangerous building, known as the National hotel, Main street; the case was not proceeded with in regard to evidence, but the bench allowed the defendant ten days, ordering that the building should within that time be pulled down.[1]

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The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1870 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 3 September, p. 4. , viewed 23 Sep 2018,
  2. 2.0 2.1 1870 'Advertising', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1883; 1914 - 1918), 17 June, p. 3. , viewed 18 Jun 2019,
  3. 1870 'BALLARAT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 27 June, p. 5. , viewed 04 Jan 2023,

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