Parade Hotel

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Parade Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Wendouree Parade
Closed 31 December 1915
Known dates 1873-1915

The Parade Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1873-1915.

Site[edit | edit source]

The Parade Hotel was in Wendouree Parade, Wendouree.[1][2]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In February 1898 the hotel was robbed:

George Sara, the young man who "stuck up" the Parade Hotel on Monday evening, was presented at the City Court this morning, charged with maliciously shooting at Constable Nicholson with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. Accused, who looked pale, probably from the loss of blood from the wound inflicted on the left temple by the constable's baton, was remanded for a week.[3]

On 22 March 1915, the hotel was included on a list of hotels to be deprived of their licenses. This list was complied by the Licenses Reduction Board in Melbourne. The Ballarat West licensing district hearings on this list were to be held on 27 April.[1]

Evidence was also taken in regard to the Parade hotel, Wendouree. Mr J. B Pearson appeared for the owner (Ballarat Brewing Co.), and the licensee (Mrs Frances Curtain). The police stated that two hotels were sufficient for the locality.[4]

The hotel was one of about 40 hotels closed by the License Reduction Board and ceased trading at 9.30pm on 31 December 1915.[2] The court paid £500 compensation.[5]


Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Inquests[edit | edit source]

  • In January 1884 the hotel was used as the venue for an inquest into the death of Lizzie Murphy:

The inquest upon the body of the young girl Lizzie Murphy, whose sad suicide by drowning at Lake Wendouree we (Ballarat Courier) narrated in our yesterday's issue, was held at the Parade hotel before Mr Thomson, coroner; Sub-inspector Parkinson appearing for the police. It appeared from the evidence that the unfortunate suicide, who was only fifteen years of age, gave birth to an Illegitimate child some six months since, when working at the house of Mr Willian Pritchard, a resident of Armstrong street.[6]

Political[edit | edit source]

  • In September 1894, John W. Rail, a candidate in the Ballarat West election, used the hotel for a political meeting.[7]

The People[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1915 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 23 March, p. 10, viewed 13 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1504941
  2. 2.0 2.1 1915 'DELICENSED', The Evening Echo (Ballarat, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 31 December, p. 4. (FOURTH EDITION), viewed 04 Feb 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241695876
  3. 1898, 'BALLARAT SHOOTING SENSATION', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 23 Feb 1898 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9791941
  4. 4.0 4.1 1915, 'PARADE HOTEL', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1882; 1914 - 1918) Sat 1 May 1915 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/73959944
  5. 1915 'LICENSING ACT 1915.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 10 November, p. 15, viewed 10 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1578545
  6. 1884, 'THE SUICIDE AT BALLARAT', Mount Alexander Mail (Vic. : 1854 - 1917), Wed 30 Jan 1884, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/198272429
  7. 1894 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 September, p. 3. , viewed 21 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209218744
  8. 1873 'QUARTERLY LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 21 June, p. 3. , viewed 02 Mar 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199005437
  9. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 December, p. 4. , viewed 07 Nov 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608890


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