Sir Henry Barkly Hotel (Main Road)

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There was also a Sir Henry Barkly Hotel in Humffray Street.
Sir Henry Barkly Hotel
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History
Town Ballarat
Street Main Road
Closed 1956
Known dates 1888-1956

The Sir Henry Barkly Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, 1888-1956

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was on the north east corner of Main Road and Barkly Street.[1]

This had previously been the site of the Beehive Hotel and the Town Hall Hotels, which had been burnt to the ground in 1862. A new Beehive Hotel was built, but was threatened with closure in 1888. After a major renovation in 1891, the hotel was reopened as the Sir Henry Barkly Hotel.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In December 1932 the hotel was one of a number of district hotels whose licenses were renewed, but with a warning:

"...granted after evidence tendered regarding police suspicions of betting had been considered...Mr. Barr referring to betting on hotel premises said that it had been going on for years and nothing the police or Court could do so far had stopped it. If the licensees did not willingly stop it and the owners would not stop it the Court would try another very drastic way. There were still a number of hotels in Ballarat to disappear under the law.[2]

The hotel was one of six hotels whose licenses were challenged by the police in 1956. They claimed to hotel was not in a fit or proper condition to be a licensed premises. The Licensing Court 1956 hearings refused to renew the license.[3]

In November 1944 the Licensing Inspector objected to the renewal of the hotel's license on the grounds that the publican, Alice May Allison had refused to serve meals to the members of the police force.[4]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 23, 1943, Ballarat
  2. 1932 'BALLARAT AND DISTRICT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 6 December, p. 10. , viewed 25 Apr 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4512600
  3. 1956 'HOTEL 'LIKE HORSE BAZAAR'—says judge who saw it', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 18 February, p. 7. , viewed 28 Feb 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72536738
  4. 4.0 4.1 1944, 'COUNTRY NEWS, BALLARAT', 28 November 1944, pg.6, https://www.newspapers.com/image/123399812/
  5. 1893 'TRANSFERS OF LICENSES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 September, p. 3. , viewed 18 Jan 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209796547
  6. 1914 'OBITUARY', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1885; 1914 - 1918), 21 July, p. 4. (DAILY.), viewed 30 Oct 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73311298
  7. 1924 'COUNTRY NEWS', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 17 September, p. 15. , viewed 12 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203672230
  8. 1929 'HOTEL LICENCES.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 17 December, p. 11. , viewed 17 Jul 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203259973
  9. 1934 'HOTEL SALES', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 15 October, p. 3. , viewed 30 Jan 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10988650
  10. 1935 'ALTERATIONS APPROVED.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 26 February, p. 7, viewed 1 June, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11017640


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