Rose of Denmark Hotel (Ballarat)

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Rose of Denmark Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Cnr. Macarthur Street and Creswick Road
Known dates 1863-1865
Other names Cornubian Hotel
Vine Hotel
Canberra Hotel
Demolished Destroyed by fire, May 1883
Google maps -37.5508209,143.848848

The Rose of Denmark Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1863-1865>

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was on the north east corner of Macarthur Street and Creswick Road. The Rose was one of several hotels to trade from this building, or on this site.[1] Others include the:

Address now 812 Macarthur Street, Ballarat.

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Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In May 1865, the publican Margaret Maule complained to the council:

From Mrs Margaret Maule, of the Rose of Denmark Hotel, Creswick road, calling the Council's attention to the dangerous state of the water channel in front of her premises. Referred to the Town Surveyor for report. [2]

In September and December 1866 Patrick Sheeran applied for the publican's license:

Notice of Application for a Publican's License To the Bench of Magistrates at Ballarat. I PATRICK SHEERAN, now residing at Creswick road, in the borough of Ballarat, do hereby give notice, that it is my intention to apply to the Justices sitting at the Court of Petty Sessions, to be holden at Ballarat on the third day of January, 1867, for a Certificate authorising the issue of a Publican's License for a house situated at Creswick road, in the borough of Ballarat, in the colony of Victoria. The house is my own property, it is built of wood; it contains a bar, bar-parlor, two sitting, six bed-rooms, kitchen, stables, &c., and known as the Rose of Denmark Hotel. The 20th day of December, A D. 1866 (Signature of applicant) PATRICK SHEERAN. THOMAS JARDINE pro, WILLIAM HOGARTH, Clerk of Petty Sessions. Ballarat, 20th December, 1866.[3]

The wooden hotel building, and renamed as the Vine Hotel, was destroyed by fire in May 1883.[4]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

  • In November 1863 the hotel was the venue for an inquest into the death of Elizabeth Harper, a four week old baby, who died at Ballarook, from congestion of the brain.[5]
  • In April 1865 the hotel was the venue for an inquest into the death of Rose McCambridge, a five week old baby, who died at Lal Lal, probably suffocated accidentally while sleeping in bed with her mother.[6]

The People[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2017, Brown, Emma, 'DOMAIN: How would you like to buy your own pub', Ballarat Courier, 6 May 2017,
  2. 2.0 2.1 1865 'BALLARAT BOROUGH COUNCIL.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 30 May, p. 4. , viewed 06 Sep 2018,
  3. 3.0 3.1 1866 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 25 December, p. 4. , viewed 06 Oct 2018,
  4. 1883 'BALLARAT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 25 May, p. 7, viewed 7 October, 2014,
  5. 1863 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 7 November, p. 2. , viewed 06 Sep 2018,
  6. 1865 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 8 April, p. 2. , viewed 06 Sep 2018,
  7. 1866 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 September, p. 3. , viewed 06 Oct 2018,

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