Thannery Hotel

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Thannery Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Sturt Street
Known dates 1861

The Thannery Hotel may have been a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1861>.

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The 1861 mining map shows the Thannery Hotel on the south east corner of Sturt Street and Alfred Street, just north of the Thannery Company's gold mining shafts.[1]

However there is no other record of a hotel by this name. The map shows the hotel being part of the block which contained the Copenhagen Pleasure Gardens, which newspaper reports say included the Tannery Hotel:

The second annual gathering of the Highland Society of Ballarat took place on Monday in the Copenhagen grounds, at the rear of the Tannery Hotel, Sturt street.[2]

Is the name of the hotel shown on the map incorrect and should be the Tannery Hotel, or was the unusual name Thannery corrupted in common use to Tannery?

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  1. Victoria. Mines Department. Ballaarat gold field. No. 1 [cartographic material] 1861. MAP RM 3915, National Library of Australia,
  2. 1860 'THIS HIGHLAND GAMES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 3 January, p. 2. , viewed 11 Jun 2016,