Tontine Hotel

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Tontine Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Esmond Street
Known dates 1858
Other names Arcade Hotel
Windsor Hotel
Windsor Castle Hotel
Windsor Arms

The Tontine Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was on the south east corner of York Street (formerly Esmond Street) and Dodd Street, Ballarat. Hargreaves describes it as being at the base of Red Hill, and one of the liveliest places in the "digging days."[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

The hotel had several different names of the years[1]:

History[edit | edit source]

In January 1858 the council proposed having a market site in front of the hotel:

Cr Wilson said he disapproved of the spot selected for the Town Surveyor for a general market as digging was going on there. The site he proposed was in front of the Tontine Hotel. Two markets would be necessary, and the second market ought to be at the back of Messrs Robinson and Wayne's. Cr M'Cleverty seconded the motion of Cr Wilson. Carried.[2]

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The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 19, 1943, Ballarat
  2. 1858 'MUNICIPAL COUNCIL BALLARAT EAST.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 6 January, p. 2. , viewed 10 Mar 2017,

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