Newcastle Hotel

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Newcastle Hotel
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History
Town Ballarat
Street South Street
Known dates 1865-1885

The Newcastle Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, <1865-1885>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in South Street[1] on the corner with Ascot Street.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In March 1868 the publican, Edward Keays, was charged with assault on John O'Donahue. O'Donahue while drunk, was smashing the hotel windows by throwing rocks. Keys threw a rock back, striking O'Donahue in the head and causing a serious wound.[3]

In December 1874 the police objected to the renewal of the hotel's license:

Edward Keys (Keays), Newcastle hotel, South street—Being absent from the house; Mr Doward for applicant; it appeared that Mrs Keys, who was in occupation, had been separated from her husband for two years; the house was also dilapidated and the premises in bad repair; adjourned until 29th instant to make improvements.[4]

In April 1877 a woman was charged with theft after staying at the hotel:

Isabella Symes pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing a gold locket and other articles, the property of Bridget Keys, of the Newcastle hotel, on the 10th instant. Prosecutrix stated that the prisoner slept in the hotel overnight, and was seen carrying the things away next morning. She was followed, and the missing articles found in her possession. Prisoner was remanded for a week.[5]

In December 1877 the police objected to the renewal of Bridget Keys license on the grounds that the hotel was dilapidated and had bad furniture. The case was adjourned for two weeks.[6]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In April 1865 and December 1873 the license was granted to Edward Keays.[7][2][8]
  • In November 1873 the license was transferred to Bridget Keys.[9]
  • In December 1874 and 1875, Bridget Keys had her license for the hotel renewed.[1][10]
  • In December 1885, Robert Patten had his license renewal refused on the grounds that the hotel was "...without accommodation, dilapidated, and unfit to be licensed."[11]


See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1874 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 30 December, p. 4. , viewed 14 Oct 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208250636
  2. 2.0 2.1 1865 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 21 April, p. 4. , viewed 21 Oct 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112886164
  3. 1868 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 18 March, p. 4. , viewed 21 Oct 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113601877
  4. 1874 'CITY LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 December, p. 4. , viewed 21 Oct 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208250343
  5. 1877 'CITY POLICE COURT.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1882; 1914 - 1918), 11 April, p. 4. , viewed 01 Nov 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207823516
  6. 1877 'ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 December, p. 4. , viewed 06 Jun 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199282906
  7. 1865 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 8 April, p. 3. , viewed 21 Oct 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112885916
  8. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 December, p. 4. , viewed 08 Jul 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608890
  9. 1873 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 26 November, p. 4. , viewed 30 Oct 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608269
  10. 1875 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 25 Aug 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200186441
  11. 1885 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 2. , viewed 29 Jan 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206305310


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