Rose, Shamrock and Thistle Hotel (Mount Blowhard)

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Rose, Shamrock and Thistle Hotel
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Town Mount Blowhard
Known dates 1863-1871

The Rose, Shamrock and Thistle Hotel was a hotel at Mount Blowhard, Victoria, <1863-1871>.

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The hotel was at Mount Blowhard.[1] It was described as being on the opposite corner to the Golden Well Hotel.[2]

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In June 1863 the Licensing Court refused the license:

John Robinson applied for a license for the Rose, Shamrock, and Thistle Hotel, at Mount Blowhard.Mr Paynter supported the application. Senior Constable Nelson was examined at some length as to the premises of the applicant, which he described as unfit to be licensed. At the same time he informed the Bench that he had no complaints whatever against the applicant personally, who has held two previous licenses for the same house. Mr Little, J.P., produced a sketch of the premises, which he considered unfit to be licensed. The Bench refused the license, at the same time informing the applicant that the objections were altogether confined to the accommodation provided.[1]

Another local publican complained about the hotel to the Ballaratshire in November 1868:

From Thomas Buttery, of the Golden Well Hotel, Ascot, bringing under the notice of the council an encroachment on the public road by Mrs Mary Robinson, of the Rose, Shamrock, and Thistle hotel, extending her premises on to the said road. Such encroachment the writer considered not only an annoyance to himself but detrimental to his business.—Mr Buttery appeared in support of his letter, which was referred to the engineer for action and report.[3]

The matter was resolved by the next council meeting:

The encroachment on the main Amherst road, near the Golden Well hotel, complained of by Mr Buttery, at the council's last meeting, had been removed by the shifting of such part of the building as stood on the road for a short time.[4]

The police opposed the granting of a license in September 1871 owing to the poor condition of the building:

Michael Biggins applied for a similar license for the Rose, Thistle, and Shamrock hotel, Mount Blowhard. The police opposed the license on the grounds that the building was in a dilapidated condition and the house not sufficiently furnished. The house was situated on the opposite corner of the road to that of the last applicant. (Thomas Buttery of the Golden Well Hotel). The applicant was a respectable man. License granted.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1863 'LICENSING COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 17 June, p. 3. , viewed 27 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72515072
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1871 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 27 September, p. 4. , viewed 21 Dec 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197566194
  3. 3.0 3.1 1868 'BALLARATSHIRE COUNCIL.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 10 November, p. 4. , viewed 21 Dec 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112881092
  4. 1868 'BALLARATSHIRE COUNCIL.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 November, p. 4. , viewed 21 Dec 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112881322
  5. 1863 'LEARMONTH POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 7 July, p. 4. , viewed 27 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72515538
  6. 1870 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 29 March, p. 4. , viewed 01 Jan 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219307279


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