Post Office Hotel

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Post Office Hotel
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History
Town Ballarat
Street Main Road
Closed 1891
Known dates 1888-1891

The Post Office Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat East, Victoria, <1888-1891.

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The Post Office Hotel was in Main Road.[1]

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History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was listed for closure following the Licensing Court 1888 hearings. It was described as being 12 rooms and well conducted.[2]

Post Office hotel—A. J. Furley, licensee. A two-storied wooden building, plastered, 12 rooms; fairly well furnished, clean, and well couducted; business chiefly a bar trade.[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 £913 compensation for the closure of the business.[4]

In January 1893 it was reported that building was now used as a boarding house and a depot for summer drinks.[5]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 12, 1943, Ballarat
  2. 2.0 2.1 1888 'THE BALLARAT LICENSING COURT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 30 June, p. 14. , viewed 22 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6136822
  3. 1888 'MAIN ROAD HOUSES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 26 June, p. 3. , viewed 26 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209443734
  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, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209781692

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