Victoria United Hotel

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Victoria United Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Victoria Street
Known dates 1887-1888
Other names Angel Hotel
Liverpool Arms

The Victoria United Hotel was in Ballarat East, Victoria, <1887-1888>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The Victoria United Hotel was in Victoria Street, Ballarat.[1]It was described as being on the south side of Victoria Street, between East and Princes streets, opposite Longhurst's Bakery. In 1943 Hargreave identified the site as being a vacant block, next to No. 54.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

The hotel was also known as the:

History[edit | edit source]

In October 1878 the hotel was one of several burgled:

A little batch of burglaries were committed in Ballarat East on Thursday night...the Victoria hotel, Victoria street, was also entered, but the noise of a falling window aroused the landlord, Mr. Brabner, and on his getting up and shouting out “Who’s there?” the burglars got out of the window and ran off...the offenders were visitors from Melbourne, attracted hereby the Miners’ Races, and unwilling to leave Ballarat without making a haul of some kind.[3]

The hotel's license was reviewed in June 1888:

Victoria United hotel— S. K. Brabner, licensee and owner. A two-story wooden building, 12 rooms; fairly furnished, and fairly well conducted; let about 20 beds per week...Stephen Knowles Brabner, licensee of the Victoria United hotel, had been 23 years in the trade. He did a general all-round business. Had three boarders, and generally had a few casuals for beds and meals. Edwin Chamberlain, produce merchant, gave evidence in support.[4]

The Victoria United Hotel was listed to be de-licensed on 29 June 1888.[1] There was a court challenge to the validity of the Local Option poll and the 1888 recommendations were overturned. There was a second poll and the Licensing Court met again in 1891. The Victoria United Hotel had changed its name to the Liverpool Arms, and its license was to be cancelled at the end of the year.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 12, 1943, Ballarat
  2. Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 19, 1943, Ballarat
  3. 3.0 3.1 1878 'NEWS AND NOTES', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 21 October, p. 2. , viewed 27 Dec 2019,
  4. 4.0 4.1 1888 'VICTORIA STREET HOUSES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 27 June, p. 4. , viewed 28 Sep 2018,
  5. 1887 'BALLARAT LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 December, p. 2. , viewed 16 Sep 2016,

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