Tait's Hotel (Mair Street)

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Tait's Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Cnr. Mair and Doveton Streets
Known dates 1858-1862
Other names Royal Highlander Hotel
Peter Lalor Hotel

Tait's Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1858-1862>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Mair Street.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

When Joseph Tait was granted a renewal for the publican's license for Tait's Hotel in July 1861, it was described as formerly being the Royal Highlander Hotel.[2] It was renamed the Royal Highlander Hotel <1888-1961, and then became the Peter Lalor Hotel.

History[edit | edit source]

In 1858 it was proposed to build a tramway to Smythe's Creek. It was planned to build the terminus on spare ground opposite Tait's Hotel in Mair Street.[1]

The hotel was put up for auction by the Sherriff in March 1862:

THIS DAY. In the Supreme Court of the Colony of Victoria, fi fa., Between - Holmes, Plaintiff, And J. Tait, Defendant. TAKE NOTICE, that under and by virtue of the above writ, the Sheriff of the Ballarat Circuit district will cause to be sold by public auction, on the premises, situate in Mair street, Ballarat, and known as " Tait's Hotel," in the said colony, at the hour of nine o'clock in the forenoon, on Monday, the 31st day of March, 1862; All the right, title and interest in and to a general stock of wines, spirits, beer, &c.,&c., together with the household furniture, &c., &c, the property of the above-named defendant, unless this execution be previously satisfied. Terms-Cash on the fall of the hammer. C. W. KELHAM, Sheriff's Officer. No cheques taken. Sheriff's Office, Ballarat, 29th March, 1862.[3]

J. ODDIE AND Co.- At Tait's Hotel, at 8 o'clock, furniture, fixtures, &c C. W. KELHAM- At Tait's Hotel, at 9 o'clock, wines, spirits, and furniture. THIS MORNING, At Eight o'clock. UNRESERVED SALE BY AUCTION OF Furniture, Fixtures, Fittings, Beer Engines, &c., At Tait's Hotel, Mair-street, Market Square, Ballarat West. Horse, Dray, Harness, &c. JAMES ODDIE and CO. have received instructions to sell by auction, This Morning, Monday, 31st of March, at Eight o'clock, on the ground, at Tait's Hotel, Mair street.

  • 5 Dozen Chairs
  • 10 Tables
  • 2 Bagatelle tables
  • 10 Beds and bedding
  • 2 Double beds and bedding
  • 1 Cooking stove
  • 4 Dozen pictures
  • 5 Cruet stands
  • 6 Looking glasses.
  • 2 Large looking glasses
  • 6 Toilet tables
  • 3 Eight-day clocks
  • 1 Chest drawers
  • 4 Washstands and services
  • Bar and gas fittings
  • Beer engines and piping

2 Horses, and Dray and harness. Without the least reserve.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1858 'SMYTHE'S CREEK.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 26 August, p. 2, viewed 28 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66049887
  2. 2.0 2.1 1861 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 3 July, p. 1 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR., viewed 28 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66340339
  3. 3.0 3.1 1862 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 31 March, p. 3. , viewed 10 Nov 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66332472

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