Pack Horse Hotel

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Pack Horse Hotel
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History
Town Ballarat
Street Esmond Street
Known dates 1859-1861
Other names aka Pack Horse Inn

The Pack Horse Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, <1859-1861>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Esmond Street[1], in the Ballarat East licensing district.[2]

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History[edit | edit source]

In December 1859 the hotel was offered for sale:

SATURDAY, lOth DECEMBER. Peremptory Sale. To Publicans and Parties in search of a Business. MITCHISON BROTHERS are instructed to sell by auction on the above named day, on the premises, without any reserve, The Pack Horse Hotel, Esmond street, Golden Point road, containing large bar, two parlors, five bed rooms, detached kitchen, stables, and outhouses. The whole substantially built upon an eligible frontage, and commanding a good bar business. Also, The stock of wines, beers, and spirits Chairs, tables, sofas, beds, and bedding Carpets, and a variety of useful household furniture. Sale at twelve o'clock sharp. Terms, easy, at sale.[1]

In March 1861, the publican William Hosking wrote to the council about drainage problems:

Wm. Hosking, complaining of the want of a culvert to carry off the flood water from his premises, the Pack-horse Hotel, in Esmond street. Referred to the Town Inspector[3]

In June 1861, William Hoskins failed to appear in court to support his license application.[2] He was granted the license at the next court hearing, one week later.[4]

In June 1861 there was a robbery at the hotel:

On the 9th instant, a drunken man was robbed of a gold watch as he lay asleep in the yard of the Pack-Horse Hotel, Esmond street.[5]

In October 1861, mining was creating problems next to the hotel:

From Mr Andrew Morrison and other ratepayers, directing attention to the dangerous condition of that portion of Esmond street west, immediately above the Pack Horse Hotel, the ground having been removed for mining purposes to a great depth. On the motion of Crs Young and Dodds, the matter was referred to the Engineer, who was empowered to order the necessary fencing to be placed there.[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1859 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 8 December, p. 3. , viewed 20 Aug 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72463684
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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
  3. 1861 'EASTERN MUNICIPAL COUNCIL.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 27 March, p. 2. , viewed 20 Aug 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66338197
  4. 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
  5. 1861 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 12 June, p. 2. , viewed 20 Aug 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66339870
  6. 1861 'EASTERN MUNICIPAL COUNCIL.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 30 October, p. 2. , viewed 20 Aug 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66343119
  7. 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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