Prince of Wales Hotel (Happy Valley)

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Prince of Wales Hotel
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Town Happy Valley
Known dates 1863-1903

The Prince of Wales Hotel was a hotel in Happy Valley, Victoria, <1863-1903>.

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The hotel was at Happy Valley.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was offered for sale in February 1863:

To Parties in Search of a First-class Hotel. CHAS. DYTE has received instructions from Mr Levinson, who is relinquishing the business, to sell by private contract, THE PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL, HAPPY VALLEY. The above hotel, situated in Happy Valley, or as is better known as Lucky Womans, has been built with every regard to convenience and comfort, having superior accommodation ; containing a bar, 20 x 20, concert room, 40x 20, three sitting rooms, eight bedrooms, detached kitchen, 6-stall stable, fowl houses, out-houses, sheds, &c.; there is also a fenced-in garden, under cultivation, containing vegetables, fruit, and flowers. The auctioneer deems any comment unnecessary. To parties in search of a lucrative business, every facility will be given to enable purchasers to test the actual trade of the above hotel. The stock and furniture to be taken at a valuation. For further particulars as to terms, &c., apply to the proprietor, on the premises, or to CHAS. DYTE, Auctioneer.[2]

In Novemebr 1869 the hotel hosted a celebration

"The anniversary of the Cosmopolitan Lodge of Oddfellows, Happy Valley, was celebrated by a supper and ball, at the Prince of Wales hotel, in that town, on 28th October. There was a very large attendance—sixty couples— including the wives, sisters, and sweethearts of the brethren, and the company was highly respectable as well as numerous. At supper Br Gower, M.G., presided, and Br Little, V.G., filled the vice-chair. The supper was got up in a style that gave general satisfaction. After supper, dancing was carried on with great spirit till an advanced hour. The proceedings throughout were unexceptionally decorous, and the members regarded the celebration as a complete success. It may be added that this lodge is now in a fine position, financially and otherwise. There is at present £300 to the credit of the sick and funeral fund."[3]

In December 1881, the publican John Menhennett was granted a temporary license for a booth at the Happy Valley races on Boxing Day.[4]

The hotel is listed in the 1903 Australian handbook, with the Happy Valley Hotel, as being one of the two hotels in the town.[5]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Mining[edit | edit source]

Lodges[edit | edit source]

  • Cosmopolitan Lodge of the Oddfellows, November 1869, anniversary dinner.[3]
  • Court Star of the West, January 1869.[8]

As Mr and Mrs Menhennet, of the Prince of Wales hotel, Happy Valley (writes our correspondent) are not in good health, and did not feel able to undertake to provide a dinner for visitors at the present time, was the chief reason why the annual meeting was held at Linton.[9]

Politics[edit | edit source]

  • William Clarke, February 1877, committee room for the Grenville election.[10]
  • Mr. M. M. Pope, March 1874, addressed about 40 electors at a meeting at the hotel.[11]

The People[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1882 'LINTON ANNUAL LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 13 December, p. 4. , viewed 16 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202700829
  2. 2.0 2.1 1863 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 12 February, p. 3. , viewed 18 Nov 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72554839
  3. 3.0 3.1 1869 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 2 November, p. 2. , viewed 09 Apr 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112855709
  4. 4.0 4.1 1881 'TOWN COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 17 December, p. 4. , viewed 23 Dec 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202597624
  5. 2015, Happy Valley, Victorian Places, Monash University, http://www.victorianplaces.com.au/happy-valley
  6. 1865 'Advertising', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 19 August, p. 8. , viewed 29 Jan 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5785603
  7. 1864 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 25 October, p. 3. , viewed 05 Oct 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66349145
  8. 1869 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 January, p. 2. , viewed 13 Jul 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112882464
  9. 9.0 9.1 1889 'THE FORESTERS AT HAPPY VALLEY.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 4 February, p. 4. , viewed 05 Feb 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204039334
  10. 1877 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 February, p. 3. , viewed 03 Feb 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199827075
  11. 1874 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 21 March, p. 2. , viewed 30 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201972335
  12. 1863 'LINTON POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 29 June, p. 4. , viewed 19 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72515350
  13. 1871 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 December, p. 4. , viewed 05 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197574734
  14. 1872 'LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1883; 1914 - 1918), 19 December, p. 4. , viewed 09 Apr 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article192276655
  15. 1875 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 18 December, p. 4. , viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200186368
  16. 1877 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 15 December, p. 4. , viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199282819
  17. 1879 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 December, p. 4. , viewed 06 Nov 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199821847
  18. 1883 'LINTON.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 8 December, p. 4. , viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201619589
  19. 1888 'LICENSING COURT, SCARSDALE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 15 December, p. 4. , viewed 30 Nov 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209452309


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