Warrenheip Hotel

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Warrenheip Hotel
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Town Warrenheip
Known dates 1855-1894

The Warrenheip Hotel was a hotel in Warrenheip, Victoria, <1855-1894>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Warrenheip[1], also described as Leigh Creek[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In September 1855 a man was charged with stealing a gun at the hotel:

Edward Geohegon was changed with stealing a gun on the 27th July last. Bartholomew Fullen deposed to being on the day in question at the Warrenheip Hotel, left his gun beside the bar in the hotel. I saw the prisoner in the hotel. By the prisoner—I did not see you take the gun. Patrick Timmons sworn—I saw the prisoner coming out from the bar of the hotel, with the gun in his hand; he went towards the water closet. I told the owner of the gun the circumstances, and brought him the gun, which was laid behind the water closet door. By the prisoner—I did not see you take up the gun, I saw you carrying the gun. (A petition from the prisoner's wife was here read.) His Honor charged the jury, who after a short consultation returned a verdict of "not guilty." The prisoner was then discharged.[3]

In December 1856 the publican, Mr. Mulholland, had a booth at the Ballarat races.[4]

In January 1865, John Elmore died after an assault near the hotel. Although the official cause of death at the inquest held at the White Hart Hotel was pleurisy the jury returned an open verdict:

John Jackson, carrier, living on the Melbourne road, deposed as follows:-I knew deceased. On Christmas Day I did not see him. On 27th December I saw him and Mr Turpie talking together in Humffray street. I walked up to them, and knowing Elmore for the last twelve months as a strict teetotaller I began to reprimand him for having such a blackguard face, which was all colors and torn about the eyes. He said, ' Look here, Jackson, I would not care a --- about my face, but it's here (pointing to his side)." He said it was the b- -y Corcorans' mob. He said it was on the Melbourne road, near the Brian Boru, and that he had a second beating at Mungovan's hotel. He did not say at what hour, but it was at night.[5]

James Micklejohn offered the property for sale in 1869, where it is described as being the old Warrenheip Hotel:

The Old WARRENHEIP HOTEL and Garden of 5 acres, adjoining Lang's Nursery, stocked with about 3000 fruit trees. There are also fowl-houses, sheds, 10-stalled stable, &c., erected, and most important of all, there is a never-failing spring of water on the ground. To show the value of this lot the auctioneer calls attention to the fact that the produce of fruit this year amounts to the enormous quantity of 20,833 lbs, of which 18,300 lbs have been sold to Mr Antcliffe, of Lydiard street. To any person wanting a villa site this is a splendid opportunity; as the property is but a very short distance from the proposed railway station. To market gardeners this is a chance seldom offered, as from the facts above stated a splendid income is certain.[6]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Inquests[edit | edit source]

  • December 1861 - on Mary Collins, aged 20, died from apoplexy of the brain.[7]

Politics[edit | edit source]

  • August 1865, meeting for John Mungovan, candidate for the Bungaree Roads Board.[8]

The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1863 'BALLARAT WEST PUBLICANS' ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 12 June, p. 4, viewed 10 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72514938
  2. 2.0 2.1 1877 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 03 Feb 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199282991
  3. 1855 'BALLARAT GENERAL SESSIONS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 22 September, p. 2, viewed 28 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66038930
  4. 4.0 4.1 1856 'BALLARAT RACES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 17 December, p. 3. , viewed 08 May 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article250439388
  5. 5.0 5.1 1866 'ENQUIRY AS TO THE DEATH OF JOHN ELMORE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 27 January, p. 3. , viewed 02 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112866836
  6. 1869 'Advertising.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 6 April, p. 3, viewed 3 August, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112888010
  7. 1861 'INQUESTS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 December, p. 2. , viewed 13 Mar 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66330141
  8. 1865 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 August, p. 3. , viewed 28 Jan 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112877788
  9. 1857 'GENERAL ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 June, p. 3. , viewed 07 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66042654
  10. 1858 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT. Friday, 18th June.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 21 June, p. 2, viewed 25 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66048774
  11. 1859 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 28 May, p. 2. , viewed 18 May 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053306
  12. 1860 'Family Notices', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 January, p. 2. , viewed 29 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72464325
  13. 1862 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 June, p. 2, viewed 12 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324917
  14. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 2. , viewed 18 Jun 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608881
  15. 1880 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 December, p. 3. , viewed 21 Mar 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200652822
  16. 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
  17. 1885 'LICENSING MEETING.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 29 December, p. 4. , viewed 08 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206305585
  18. 1891 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 April, p. 2. , viewed 10 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209713546
  19. 1891 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 15 April, p. 2. , viewed 01 Jun 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209713869
  20. 1893 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 December, p. 2. , viewed 25 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209801684
  21. 1894 'LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 6 September, p. 2. , viewed 07 Aug 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209218557


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