Victoria Hotel (Rokewood)

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Victoria Hotel
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Town Rokewood
Known dates 1863

The Victoria Hotel was a hotel in Rokewood, Victoria, <1863>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Rokewood.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

In November 1863, the hotel was the venue for n inquest into the death of Nicolas Rowler. Rowler was a six year old boy who had died three weeks earlier, however it was later alleged that his cause of death was from drinking gin. The hotel's groom, William Dutton, was employed to exhume and open the coffin. A further medical autopsy found that there was no evidence to support the allegations, and that the death was caused by congestion of the brain.[1]

The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1863 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 5 November, p. 2. , viewed 10 Mar 2018,

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