Surface Hill Hotel

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Surface Hill Hotel
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Town Linton
Closed 1912
Known dates 1861-1912
Other names aka Trevorrow's Hotel

The Surface Hill Hotel was a hotel at Linton, Victoria <1861-1912.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was at Linton.[1] Surface Hill was the original name for the area.

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In October 1878, the hotel and all its fittings were offered for sale:

LINTON. THURSDAY, 24th OCTOBER. At Twelve o'clock, UNRESERVED SALE. Hotel, Stock-in-Trade, Billiard Table, Furniture and Effects. J. S. LYON has received instructions from Mrs Daniel Lyons, who is retiring from business, to sell by auction, on the above date and hour, on the premises, That well-known and comfortable hostelry, the SURFACE HILL HOTEL, Together with the whole of the STOCK-IN-TRADE and FURNITURE. This Hotel is situated on one of the best sites in the township, and comprises— Bar, bar parlor, billiard-room, lodge-room, five bedrooms, storeroom, and kitchen. The buildings in the yard consist of 4-stall stable, coach-house, large shed, &c. The FURNITURE, which is nearly new, consists of hair-seated Couch, hair-seated and other Chairs, Loo and other Tables, Chiffoniers, Pier Glass, Fender and Irons, Carpets, Pictures, double and single Bedsteads, cedar Wardrobe, Chest Drawers, Washstands and Ware, Looking Glasses, Dressing Tables, &c. Bar Utensils, Wines and Spirits, Water Tanks, and a lot of Sundries. Also, A Superior BILLIARD TABLE, full size, complete, nearly new, by Alcock. The auctioneer would call special attention to this sale, as the property and all the other articles will be sold without the slightest reserve whatever, as Mrs Lyons is determined to retire from business. Title of property— Certificate under the Transfer of Land Statute. J. B. LYON, Auctioneer, Smythesdale and Scarsdale.[2]

In November 1902, three men were fined after a disturbance at the hotel:

At the Linton Court of Putty Sessions on Thursday, before Mr J. Shepherd, J.P., John Wasley, Jas. Hogan, arid Wm. Bass were charged with creating a disturbance at the Surface Hill hotel, and refusing to leave the premises when ordered to do so by the proprietor. Wasley and Hogan pleaded guilty, and were fined 5s each, or 12 hours’ imprisonment. Bass, who was also charged with assaulting the proprietor of the hotel, defended his case, but he was fined 10s, or 48 hours’ imprisonment. The fines were paid in all cases.[3]

The hotel's license was reviewed by the Licenses Reduction Board in January 1912.[4] The result of the hearing was that the hotel was to be closed.[5]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

  • In July 1861 the hotel was the venue for a meeting to discuss the formation of the Linton Roads Board.[6]

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The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1882 'LINTON ANNUAL LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 13 December, p. 4. , viewed 16 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202700829
  2. 1878 'Advertising', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1880; 1914 - 1918), 22 October, p. 3. , viewed 25 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article210373426
  3. 1902 'LINTON.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 29 November, p. 5. , viewed 30 Nov 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208364548
  4. 1912 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD.', Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), 16 January, p. 5. , viewed 21 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article149235054
  5. 1912 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 February, p. 1. , viewed 13 Jan 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article218536501
  6. 1861 'LINTON.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 July, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR.), viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66340657
  7. 1877 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 February, p. 3. , viewed 03 Feb 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199827075
  8. 1863 'LINTON POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 29 June, p. 4. , viewed 19 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72515350
  9. 1863 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 11 July, p. 2. , viewed 08 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72515659
  10. 1866 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 January, p. 2. , viewed 13 Aug 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112866630
  11. 1874 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 December, p. 4. , viewed 05 Nov 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208250209
  12. 1875 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 18 December, p. 4. , viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200186368
  13. 1877 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 15 December, p. 4. , viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199282819
  14. 1879 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 December, p. 4. , viewed 06 Nov 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199821847
  15. 1881 'TOWN COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 17 December, p. 4. , viewed 23 Dec 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202597624
  16. 1883 'LINTON.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 8 December, p. 4. , viewed 17 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201619589
  17. 1884 'BALLARAT LICENSED VICTUALLERS' ASSOCIATION.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 July, p. 2. , viewed 21 Oct 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201115633
  18. 1901 'THE POLICE COURTS.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 September, p. 1. , viewed 29 Nov 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207507408


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