Ulster Arms Hotel

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Ulster Arms Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Barkly Street
Known dates 1859-1861

The Ulster Arms Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, <1859-1861>.

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The hotel was in Barkly Street, in the Ballarat East licensing area.[1]

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History[edit | edit source]

In May 1859 the newspapers reported that the hotel was to be used as the new Ballarat East police station:

The Board of Land and Works appear to have been at last spurred into unwonted activity in the matter of a new police station. The present Eastern Police Station has only been flooded out some half-dozen times, and they have already decided (so Mr Superintendent Winch informs us) to take the premises in Barkly street known as the Ulster Arms Hotel, at a yearly rental of £620. This is £120 a year more than is being paid for the premises at present occupied, and it is to be hoped that the accommodation is good and sufficient. At the same time it is to be noticed that no opportunity has been afforded to the owners of equally or more eligible premises to accommodate the Government at a lower rate.[2]

The Eastern Police Court will be held this morning, and for the present in the newly prepared rooms at the late Ulster Arms Hotel, in Barkly street. We looked in yesterday and found the place full of carpenters and shavings, but the workmen informed us the place would be ready for occupation to-day, in pursuance of the magistrates adjournment as reported in our police column. The new place will be more convenient than the old, of which latter we have frequently had to speak in anything but complimentary terms.[3]

In August 1859 the bailiff advertised a forced sale of the hotel:

TUESDAY, 16th AUGUST. In the County Court at Ballarat. Fi Fa Between William Wallis and others, plaintiffs, And Samuel R. Macaw and another, defendants. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that under and by virtue of a warrant of execution in this cause directed to me, I will on Tuesday, the 16th day of August, 1859, sell by auction, at the George Hotel, Lydiard street, Ballarat, at the hour of twelve o'clock at noon. All the right, title, and interest of the above named Samuel E. Macaw, of in and to all those premises situate in Barkly street, Ballarat East, lately known as the Ulster Arms Hotel, and now occupied as a Police Court, &c, unless this execution be previously satisfied. WILLIAM TWEEDIE, Bailiff of said Court. Dated this 11th day of August, 1859.[4]

In October 1860 the hotel was offered for lease:

TO LET, the ULSTER ARMS HOTEL, Barkly street, nearly opposite the Police Court, containing eight rooms, handsomely fitted bar, 3-stalled stable, detached kitchen, &c., &c. Rent moderate. W. C. SMITH, Agent. Sturt street.[5]

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The People[edit | edit source]

  • In June 1859 D. B. Macaw failed to appear for the license hearing:

No appearance. Mr Winch stating that the Court was being held on the premises, the renewal of the licence having been applied for and not withdrawn.[6]

  • In June 1861, David B. Macaw failed to appear at the licensing court to support his application.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1861 'DISTRICT LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 June, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR.), viewed 20 Aug 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66339879
  2. 1859 'news and notes.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 31 May, p. 2. , viewed 27 Dec 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053353
  3. 1859 'News and Notes.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 10 June, p. 2. , viewed 27 Dec 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053554
  4. 1859 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 15 August, p. 3. , viewed 08 Sep 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66054682
  5. 1860 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 October, p. 4. , viewed 27 Dec 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66058810
  6. 1859 'AFTERNOON SITTINGS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 June, p. 3. , viewed 08 Sep 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053609

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