Racecourse Hotel (Pleasant Street)

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For other hotels with similar names, see Racecourse Hotel
Racecourse Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Pleasant Street
Known dates 1856-1875

The Racecourse Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, <1856-1875>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Pleasant Street.[1]

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History[edit | edit source]

In December 1856 the hotel had a booth at the Ballarat races:

The next booth to that Mr Anderson's was occupied by Mr Quiney, of the Race Course Hotel, and the next to that was the tent of Mr M'Kissock, of the Tam O'Shanter.[2]

In April 1868 there was a violent affair at the hotel, with two men injured, including the publican James Grace who was alleged to have stabbed one of his customers. Two men were charged:

DRUNKENESS.—John Black was brought up charged with drunkenness and committing wilful damage to the property of Mr James Grace, Racecourse hotel, to the value of 30s. He was fined 10s and 30s for the damages committed, or, in default, seven days' imprisonment.[3]

VIOLENT ASSAULT. — A man named Hugh Greer was charged with violently assaulting James Grace on the previous evening. It appeared that a quarrel arose between the parties, in the course of which it was alleged by the prisoner he was stabbed in the neck with a penknife by Grace. Upon receiving the wound he turned on Grace and gave him a beating, which rendered him insensible, in which state he was placed in a cart, and driven to the station by Greer, with a view to preferring a charge of his having stabbed him (Greer). Seeing the state of both men the police conveyed them together to the hospital. Greer's wound was there found to be of a trivial nature, but Grace was evidently much injured and unfit for removal. Greer was, however, conveyed back to the station and charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on the person of Grace. The case was remanded till Tuesday, the prisoner being in the meantime permitted to stand out on bail, his own recognisances being taken for his appearance.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 December, p. 4. , viewed 26 Jun 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608890
  2. 1856 'BALLARAT RACES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 17 December, p. 3. , viewed 08 May 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article250439388
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1868 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 6 April, p. 4. , viewed 06 May 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113602366
  4. 1875 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 19 Aug 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200186441

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