Prospectors' Hotel

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The Propectors' Hotel was at Dead Horse, near Ballarat, Victoria, <1858-1868>

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The Prospectors' Hotel was at Dead Horse, three miles from Ballarat. It was put up for auction in 1863 and was described as:

"...well established, and commanding a good trade. The receipts average £55 per week in summer, and £35 per week in winter. The hotel is tastefully erected, and well fitted up; the rooms are large and convenient; the outbuildings and yards are unusually commodious. The gardens are in a high state of cultivation. In short, this hotel, which is in thorough repair, is fully appreciated by a majority of the Ballarat population who weekly resort to this delightful locality."[1]

On the 1861 mining map it is due north of Little Bendigo.[2]

GPS location: -37.526476, 143.887840 Map: Google map

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History[edit | edit source]

The hotel had extensive gardens:

"The garden returns £50 annum. There is a permanent supply of water on the premises, which is ingeniously filtered into an immense tank."[1]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

  • In December 1858 a number of Christmas sports were organised at the hotel:

PROSPECTORS' HOTEL, DEAD HORSE LEAD. Mr A. A. Fleischauer, the proprietor of this hotel has determined not to be behind-hand with his brother publicans, and offers good prizes to the winners in goose and turkey shooting matches, foot races, catching greasy-tailed pig, running in sacks, &c, &c, and his enterprise will doubtless be duly rewarded with the patronage of the public.[3]

  • In August 1868 the hotel was a venue for a public meeting for candidates for the Bungaree Roads Board.[4]


The People[edit | edit source]

  • The publican in 1857-1862 was Charles A. Fleischhauer.[5]
    • His license was renewed in June 1858, May 1859, June 1861 and 1862.[6][7][8][9]
    • In September 1867 it was reported that his hotel and assets have been seized by creditors.[10]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Advertising, Prospector's Hotel," The Star, Saturday 9 May 1863, pg. 3, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72556860, (accessed January 17, 2014)
  2. Victoria. Mines Department. Ballaarat gold field. No. 1 [cartographic material] 1861. MAP RM 3915, National Library of Australia, http://nla.gov.au/nla.map-rm3915-sd-cd
  3. 1858 'CHRISTMAS AMUSEMENTS ON BALLARAT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 27 December, p. 3. , viewed 12 Jun 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66332996
  4. 1868 'Advertising.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 6 August, p. 3, viewed 24 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113846386
  5. 1857 'GENERAL ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 June, p. 2. , viewed 16 Aug 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66042654
  6. 1858 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 12 June, p. 2. , viewed 08 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66048627
  7. 1859 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 28 May, p. 2, viewed 28 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053306
  8. 1861 'LICENSING SESSIONS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 June, p. 1 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR., viewed 20 January, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66339909
  9. 1862 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 25 June, p. 4, viewed 17 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66325055
  10. 1867 'GEELONG INSOLVENT COURT.', Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935), 7 September, p. 28. , viewed 02 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196637170

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