Suburban Hotel (Devonshire Lead)

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Suburban Hotel
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History
Town Devonshire Lead
Closed 1889
Known dates 1866-1889
Demolished Destroyed by fire, 1889

The Suburban Hotel was a hotel at Devonshire Lead, near Buninyong, Victoria, <1866-1889.

Site[edit | edit source]

Devonshire Lead was a gold mining area about 5km from Buninyong and 4km from Durham Lead on the Mount Mercer Road.[1] In 1875 the hotel was described as being opposite the Buninyong Estate Company mine shaft.[2]

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History[edit | edit source]

The Suburban Hotel in some reports is said to be at Buninyong and operated by John Bracher, mentioned in the advertisement from 1866:

A REGULAR CURE. "Through want of timely care, thousands have been knocked into a Cock'd Hat, by not looking to their good health." THE Exhilarating Draughts prepared by J. B., of B.S. are unparalleled for their pureness of spirit and genuine quality, and are warranted to cure the "Dumps", "Blues","Molycoddles", and "Papsilalles", besides many other qualms too expensive to mention. JOHN BRACHER, of Suburban Hotel, Buninyong, would particularly draw the attention of Patients to the necessity of taking his Draughts at the Suburban, where civility and attention are always to be found. N.B.-There's a saving in taking a big bottle.[3]

The hotel was destroyed by fire in 1889:

The license of the Suburban hotel, Buninyong, which had been burnt down, and which the licensee did not wish to rebuild, was also cancelled.[4]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In 1866 the publican was John Bracher.[3]
  • From at least December 1876 to December 1877 the publican was Ellen Bracher.[5][6]
  • In December 1883, the license was transferred to Mary Gleeson, being the executrix of Ellen Bracher, deceased.[7]
  • In 1888 the publican was Thomas Cahir.[8]
  • In June 1889 the publican surrendered the license after the hotel was destroyed by fire.[9]

Legacies[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Devonshire Lead Mines, On My Doorstep, [1], accessed 29 October 2015
  2. 1875 'No title.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1878; 1914 - 1918), 28 January, p. 2, viewed 29 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191556987
  3. 3.0 3.1 1866 'Advertising.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 29 March, p. 3, viewed 29 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112868389
  4. 1889 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 June, p. 2. , viewed 17 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204045056
  5. 1876 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 4, viewed 29 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199833308
  6. 1877 'BUNINYONG LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4, viewed 29 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199282984
  7. 1883 'BUNINYONG ANNUAL LIOENS-ING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 3, viewed 29 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201620385
  8. Wise's Post Office Directory 1888, Ancestry.com. Australia, City Directories, 1845-1948 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  9. 1889 'BALLARAT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 20 June, p. 5. , viewed 03 Feb 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6256246


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