Wattle Flat Hotel

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Wattle Flat Hotel
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Town Wattle Flat
Closed November 1912
Known dates 1870-1912

The Wattle Flat Hotel was a hotel in Wattle Flat, Victoria, <1870-1912.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Wattle Flat[1], about 3km south west of Dean.

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Tenders to erect a refreshment booth for a ploughing contest at Bungaree were to be left at the hotel in June 1870.[2]

The property was offered for auction in November 1902:

Messrs Chas. Walker and Co. will sell at their offices at 12 o’clock to-day (Wednesday), a snug-country wayside hotel, known as the Wattle Flat hotel, occupying a good position for business purposes, between Glenpark and Dean, about 8 miles from Ballarat. There is a good trade attached to the house, besides small store and post office, and the sale offers a very good opportunity for a suitable man to secure a snug business at a low figure. The property must be sold, and easy terms can be arranged with the auctioneers.[3]

The hotel was destroyed in a fire in 1912. The license was surrendered to the License Reduction Board in November 1912.[4] The owner was paid £100 compensation, and the licensee £30.[5]


Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Community[edit | edit source]

  • Wattle Flat Mutual Improvement Association, meeting, 23 July 1903.[6]

Politics[edit | edit source]

  • May 1904, Mr. M. Honan, candidate for Warrenheip met with 50 electors at the hotel.[7]


The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1886 'CRESWICK.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 09 Jun 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article210840183
  2. 2.0 2.1 1870 'Advertising', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1884; 1914 - 1918), 3 June, p. 3. , viewed 18 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191564100
  3. 1902 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 19 November, p. 6. , viewed 14 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208363320
  4. 4.0 4.1 1912 'SURRENDERED LICENSES.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 27 November, p. 4. , viewed 16 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10517067
  5. 1913 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 31 January, p. 2. , viewed 16 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219174158
  6. 1903 'DEAN.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 27 June, p. 8. , viewed 16 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208148000
  7. 1904 'WARRENHEIP.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 17 May, p. 1. , viewed 16 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article210152790
  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 08 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206305585
  10. 1887 'CRESWICK.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 10 December, p. 2. , viewed 18 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209209758
  11. 1900 'RENEWALS OF VITUALLERS’ LICENSES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 5 December, p. 3. , viewed 17 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206967598
  12. 1903 'THE LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 May, p. 3. , viewed 07 Apr 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208469685
  13. 1904 'LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 5 May, p. 3. , viewed 25 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article210151760
  14. 1912 'LICENSING COURT', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 18 May, p. 4. , viewed 17 May 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article218546935


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