Railway Hotel (Clunes)

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Railway Hotel
2014
History
Town Clunes
Closed 1916
Known dates 1873-1916

The Railway Hotel was a hotel in Clunes, Victoria, <1873-1916.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Clunes.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

There was another Railway Hotel licensed at the December 1876 Clunes Licensing Court: J. H. Jose.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

In May 1874 the body of Jack Matthison was taken to the hotel. Matthison, 27, was the braceman at the Lothair Extended Company who accidently fell backwards into the shaft and fell 307 feet to the bottom, being killed instantly.[3]

In March 1905 the publican's daughter died at the hotel:

SUDDEN DEATH. A sudden death occurred on Saturday evening, when Bessie Hall, aged 46, a single woman, daughter of Mr Hall, of the Railway hotel, succumbed while in a fit, and during the administration of chloroform for her relief. The deceased had been subject to these attacks for many years, and her medical attendants bad frequently administered chloroform to her. A magisterial enquiry was held before Mr J. Field, J.P., when a verdict was returned in accordance with the medical testimony that deceased died from syncope, or sudden failure of the hearts action, which was enfeebled by fatty degeneration, which syncopge occurred after administration of chloroform had begun and that the administration of chloroform was justifiable.[4]

The hotel was one of six in the Clunes district closed by the License Reduction Board in 1916.[5] The owner received £225 compensation.[6]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In December 1876 the publican's license was granted to G. Hall.[2]
  • In December 1882 T. H. Hall had his publican's license was renewed.
    • It was renewed in December 1883 and 1886.[7][1]
  • In June 1889 the license was transferred from Thomas Hall to his wife.[8]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1886 'CRESWICK.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 06 Jun 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article210840183
  2. 2.0 2.1 1876 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE. CITY COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 December, p. 4. , viewed 22 Jul 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199833122
  3. 1874 'FATAL ACCIDENT AT CLUNES.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 27 May, p. 4. , viewed 31 Jan 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199383777
  4. 1905 'CLUNES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 21 March, p. 6. , viewed 31 Jan 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article210352814
  5. 1916 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 2 March, p. 8. , viewed 09 May 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2099844
  6. 1916 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 8 November, p. 10. , viewed 11 Feb 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1621417
  7. 1883 'CLUNES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 December, p. 4. , viewed 05 Feb 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201619510
  8. 1889 'CLUNES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 26 June, p. 4. , viewed 11 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204045371


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