Washington Hotel (Ballarat)

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Washington Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Skipton Street
Closed 1892
Known dates 1858-1892

The Washington Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1858-1892.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Skipton Street[1], near Raglan Street.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was described in the 1864 license application:

JOHN WILLIAM EMERY, of Skipton street, Borough of Ballarat. Brick and wooden building, containing ten rooms, and licensed under sign of Washington Hotel.[3]

In September 1871, Samuel Ward advertised his intention to apply for the license:

TO THE LICENSING MAGISTRATES AT BALLARAT. —I, SAMUEL WARD, of Ballarat, do hereby give NOTICE, —That I desire to obtain, and will at the next Licensing Meeting apply for a PUBLICAN’S LICENSE for a house situate at Skipton street, Ballarat, containing six rooms exclusive of those required for the use of the family, and known as the Washington Hotel. The 11th day of September, a. d. 1871. (Signature of Applicant) SAMUEL WARD.[4]

In 1880 the miners at the nearby Washington claim, made a presentation to the mine manager, William Barton. Afterwards the all went to the hotel:

Cheers having been given for the company, for the chairman (Mr Dyte), Mr Batten, and the press, the company adjourned to the Washington hotel, where refreshments were partaken of and several toasts were drunk, including the healths of Messrs Ewins, Griffiths, and White, the captains of shifts, and "Prosperity to the Washington Company."[5]

It was one of the 26 hotels closed in 1892 in Ballarat as part of the changes to licensing laws.[6] The owners were paid £822 compensation for the closure of the business.[6]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Inquests[edit | edit source]

  • November 1882, into the death of Thomas Mulcahy, a miner who fell 150 down the shaft of the Williams' Freehold Company in Skipton Street. Mulcahy's skull was smashed and his neck broken in the fall.[7]

Politics[edit | edit source]

  • In July 1886, a candidate for the South Ward, T. D. Wanliss, held a meeting at the hotel.[8]

The People[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1892 'BALLARAT WEST LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 10 March, p. 4. , viewed 12 Jul 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204323157
  2. 1879 'NOT THE GRAHAM.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1884; 1914 - 1918), 16 December, p. 4. , viewed 28 Feb 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232149244
  3. 3.0 3.1 1864 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 June, p. 3. , viewed 20 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66345902
  4. 4.0 4.1 1871 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 September, p. 3. , viewed 28 Feb 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197566007
  5. 1880 'PRESENTATION TO MR WM. BARTON.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 25 December, p. 3. , viewed 28 Feb 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200653368
  6. 6.0 6.1 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 9, 1943, Ballarat
  7. 1882 'No Title', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1884; 1914 - 1918), 3 November, p. 2. , viewed 28 Feb 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article250068514
  8. 8.0 8.1 1886 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 29 July, p. 3. , viewed 26 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204435239
  9. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 December, p. 4, viewed 25 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66332732
  10. 1871 'CITY LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 2 June, p. 4. , viewed 06 Dec 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197563216
  11. 1871 'CITY LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 29 September, p. 4. , viewed 28 Feb 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197566256
  12. 1871 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 6 November, p. 4. , viewed 28 Feb 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197573946
  13. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 15 March, p. 3. , viewed 03 Jan 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219198759
  14. 1873 'QUARTERLY LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 21 June, p. 3. , viewed 02 Mar 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199005437
  15. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 December, p. 4. , viewed 22 Jun 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608890
  16. 1874 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 30 December, p. 4. , viewed 14 Oct 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208250636
  17. 1875 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 19 Aug 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200186441


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