Waggoners' Arms

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Waggoner's Arms
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Town Pootilla
Closed 31 December 1908
Known dates 1873-1908

The Waggoners' Arms was a hotel in Pootilla, Victoria, <1873-1908.

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The hotel was in Pootilla.[1] The was also a Bungaree Waggoners' Arms three miles away at Bungaree.[2]

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In May 1908 the hotel was included on a list of 47 hotels to be delicensed by the License Reduction Board.[1]

The hotel was closed by the License Reduction Board in May, 1908. The owner was paid £290 and the licensee £25 in compensation.[1]

WAGGONERS’ ARMS, POOTILLA. John Mauley, owner and licensee, asked to be allowed to surrender the license. Inspector Balchin said that the hotel was in the Bungaree district. The statutory number was 11, and the existing number was 21. The house was an old wooden building of 15 rooms. The nearest licensed houses were the Travellers’ Hotel, 50 yards away, the Australasian, 1½ miles away; Racecourse Hotel, 1½ miles: the Farmers’ Arms Hotel, 3 miles; Gong Gong Hotel, 3 miles. The Travellers’ Rest would probably get half of the trade if the hotel were closed. The other half might be divided among the other houses mentioned. The hotel was assessed at £38 per annum, The licensee desired to go out at the end of the year. The surrender was accepted.[3]

Details from the compensation hearing:

Waggoners’ Arms, Pootilla —Owner and licensee, Wm. Manley. Mr H. Curwen. Walker appeared for the owner. Frank Besemere, auctioneer and valuator, said that the Waggoners' Arms hotel was a single storeyed wooden building with an acre of land. There were 15 rooms and post office attached bringing in about £[?] per annum. Licensed, the property was worth £520 at his valuation; delincensed he considered it worth £125. No auctioneer would recommend the property as an investment after the license had gone. Wm. Manley said that he bought the place in 1879 and went into it himself in 1883. There were no convictions against the house. He paid the previous licensee for the ingoing. With a license he thought the place would bring in 25s per week. Within the past nine months he had been, offered 25s a week for a three years’ lease, but refused it. He considered that he would have got £600 for the hotel if he had sold it. Business had been very good during the past year. There was a general store attached to the hotel. To the Chairman—The Travellers’ Rest, Racecourse, and Australian hotels would gain the most of the trade formerly held by his house. He paid £275 for the property. The rent was then 16s per week.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1908 'BALLARAT HOTELS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 19 May, p. 3. , viewed 12 May 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10670968
  2. 2.0 2.1 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 2. , viewed 10 Jun 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608881
  3. 3.0 3.1 1908 'WAGGONERS’ ARMS, POOTILLA.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 April, p. 4. , viewed 11 Jun 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article205462629
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 1908 'License Re[?]u[?] Board', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 May, p. 3. , viewed 12 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article205465037
  5. 1877 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 25 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199282991
  6. 1880 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 December, p. 3. , viewed 21 Mar 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200652822
  7. 1883 'BALLARAT DISTRICT LICENSED VICTUALLERS ASSOCIATION.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 14 December, p. 4. , viewed 21 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201619839
  8. 1884 'BUNGAREE POLICE COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 25 December, p. 4. , viewed 13 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207630933
  9. 1885 'LICENSING MEETING.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 29 December, p. 4. , viewed 11 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206305585


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