Railway Hotel (Ballarat)

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Railway Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Lydiard Street
Closed 1884
Known dates 1873
Other names Woolstencroft's Hotel
Grand Hotel
Demolished Building demolished 1884

The Railway Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, <1873-1884.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Lydiard Street. It was demolished in 1884 when the publican, Simeon Cohen, built the Grand Hotel on this site. This is not the Railway Hotel on the corner of Mair and Lydiard Streets which opened in 1913.

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In May 1874, a man choked to death in the dining room of the hotel:

An inquest was held at the Royal George hotel, on Monday, on the body of the man, John Ball, who died whilst at dinner in the Railway hotel and dining-rooms, Lydiard street, on 9th May; The medical evidence showed that two large pieces of meat had stuck in the man’s throat, and pressed so against the orifice of the windpipe as to cause suffocation.[1]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1874 'DEATHS AND DISASTERS.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 May, p. 4. , viewed 31 Jan 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201973599
  2. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 December, p. 4. , viewed 07 Nov 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608890
  3. 1874 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 30 December, p. 4. , viewed 14 Oct 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208250636
  4. 1880 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 January, p. 4. , viewed 31 Jan 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199822829

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