Union Hotel (Creswick)

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Union Hotel
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Town Creswick
Street Market Square
Closed 1857
Known dates 1856-1857
Other names Court house

The Union Hotel was a hotel in Creswick, Victoria, <1856-1857.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Market Square, Creswick.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In March 1856 a local man unsuccessfully tried to reclaim goods seized by the Sheriff:

GOMEZ V KNIPE. Mr Cope for the plaintiff. An interpleader action, to try the question whether certain goods seized by the sheriff at the instance of the defendant were the property of Messrs. Orr and Honnor, of the Union Hotel, Creswick, or the property of the plaintiff. Dr. Gomez who was a mortgagee of the goods and furniture under a deed executed by Orr and Honnor. The declination was in trover, and the question for the jury was whether the mortgage deed was a bona fide document, which ought to have protected the goods against the defendant's execution A verdict for the defendant.[2]

In April 1857 the newspaper reported that the Court House had been established in the former Union Hotel:

LOCAL COURT.—The Court was held today, as also on last sitting, at the new Court House, the late Union Hotel, Market square. It is a vast improvement on the iron hothouse of twelve feet square in which the Court was formerly held, both for the members, but more particularly for the public, who are now able to be present during the proceedings, but before were virtually shut out for want of room.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1857 'CRESWICK.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 10 April, p. 2. , viewed 08 May 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66041708
  2. 1856 'NEW COURT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 13 March, p. 7. , viewed 08 May 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4832954

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