The Springs Hotel

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The Springs Hotel
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Town Waubra
Street 2073 Sunraysia Highway
Opened 1858
Known dates 1862-2000s

The Springs Hotel was a hotel at Waubra, Victoria, 1858-2000s.

Site[edit | edit source]

The Springs Hotel was at Waubra[1]. The town was originally called The Springs, and renamed in 1899.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In January 1874 the publican, William Byrne, was in court on serious charges:

William Byrne, the publican at the Springs, who was charged with, having assaulted with intent a girl named Charlotte Edwards, on Sunday afternoon, 28th ult., was charged with the offence at the City Police court on Tuesday. After a lengthy examination the case broke down, and the accused was discharged, Mr Gaunt remarking that Byrne could still he charged with having committed an indecent assault.[3]

In January 1938 the publican was fined with breaches of the licensing laws:

Roy Alwyn Stewart, licensee of the Springs Hotel, Waubra, was fined £5 on Tuesday on a charge of having had the bar door open during prohibited hours, and £2 for having disposed of liquor in prohibited hours. Five persons who were found in the hotel without lawful excuse were each fined £ 1.[4]

In 2012 the hotel was extensively renovated and reopened after a long period of closure.[2]

The hotel was offered sale in September 2021. The hotel was still licensed but not currently trading.[5] No price was listed, but expressions of interest were invited.

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

  • In October 1864, Mr. Frazer MLA, used the hotel for a meeting:

On Friday evening last Mr Frazer, one of the late members of the Legislative Assembly, met a large and influential gathering of the electors of the Lexton division of the Creswick district, at the Springs Hotel, Springs township, near Mount Bolton. There were considerably over one hundred persons present, several of whom had come distances of from six to eight miles to attend the meeting. Mr. John Blunden, J.P, occupied the chair.[6]

  • In December 1902, Mr. M. Ryan, standing for the seat of Windermere, used the hotel for a political meeting.[7]


The People[edit | edit source]

This clashes with the information about Butterly.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Publicans of the 19th Century
  2. 2.0 2.1 2013, Stephens, Kim, '50 towns in 50 days: "Waubra's all right, there's no doubt about it."'. Ballarat Courier, 8 March 2013, https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/1345906/50-towns-in-50-days-waubras-all-right-theres-no-doubt-about-it/
  3. 3.0 3.1 1874 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 January, p. 2. , viewed 19 Feb 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201609176
  4. 4.0 4.1 1938 'BALLARAT AND DISTRICT', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 19 January, p. 14. , viewed 01 Apr 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11141578
  5. 5.0 5.1 2021, Expressions of interest, The Springs Hotel Waubra, https://www.domain.com.au/2073-sunraysia-highway-waubra-vic-3352-2017232805
  6. 1864 'THE CRESWICK DISTRICT ELECTION', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 10 October, p. 2. , viewed 05 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66348722
  7. 1902 'WINDERMERE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 5. , viewed 05 May 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article211472017
  8. 1861 'LEARMONTH POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 June, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR.), viewed 21 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66339979
  9. 1885 'LEARMONTH LICENSING COURT', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 3. , viewed 08 May 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206305338
  10. 1896 'BEAUFORT LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 December, p. 1. , viewed 11 Aug 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207497116
  11. 1915 'LICENSING COURT.', Riponshire Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 4 December, p. 3. , viewed 22 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119570366
  12. 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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