Victoria Hotel (Blackwood)

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Victoria Hotel
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Town Red Hill, Blackwood
Known dates 1855-1856
Demolished Destroyed by fire, December 1867

The Victoria Hotel was a hotel in Blackwood, Victoria, <1855-1867.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was at Red Hill, Blackwood.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In June 1864 the hotel was described as having three sitting rooms and six bedrooms.[2]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

  • In August 1856, Mr. Patrick Phelan, a candidate for West Bourke, in the Victorian Parliament, spoke at a meeting at the hotel.[1]
  • In October 1856, Patrick Phelan returned:

By far the largest meeting that has ever been held at these diggings took place on Saturday evening last, at Martin's Victoria Hotel, Red Hill, to receive Mr. Phelan, and to hear from that gentleman a further exposition of his political opinions. At seven o'clock there could not have been less than three hundred people assembled in the ballroom, where Mr. Phelan was to address the electors, and that number was considerably augmented during the evening. Mr. Lissack was unanimously voted to the chair...Mr. Martin, the proprietor of the hotel, commenced a sarcastic speech by abusing the Argus. After having in his own opinion completely annihilated that publication, he proceeded to denounce lawyers as being the most uneducated and useless body of men in existence, and wound up by expressing his utter contempt for the medical profession generally. After passing a high eulogium upon that candidate's practical sense and abilities, he begged leave to propose Patrick Phelan, Esq., as the fittest and most proper person to represent them in the Legislative Assembly.[3]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In October 1855, the license was transferred from J. Solomon to A. H. Lissak.[4]
  • From at least June 1864 until his death in April 1867, the publican and owner was Joseph Cruise.[2][5]
  • From April 1864, until the hotel was destroyed in a fire in December 1867, the publican was Bridget Cruise, Joseph's wife.[5]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1856 'MOUNT BLACKWOOD DIGGINGS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 14 August, p. 4. , viewed 26 Dec 2017,
  2. 2.0 2.1 1864, COURT- BLACKWOOD, The Age, 23 June 1864, pg. 8,
  3. 1856 'MOUNT BLACKWOOD.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 16 October, p. 4. , viewed 26 Dec 2017,
  4. 1855 'MOUNT BLACKWOOD DIGGINGS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 27 October, p. 6. , viewed 26 Dec 2017,
  5. 5.0 5.1 2018, Hitchcock, Margot, 'Blackwood Hotel: SOME EARLY HISTORY OF THE BLACKWOOD HOTEL', January 2018,

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