Windsor Arms (Armstrong Street)

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Windsor Arms
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Town Ballarat
Street Armstrong Street
Opened June 1871
Closed 1892
Known dates 1871-1892

The Windsor Arms was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, 1871-1892.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Armstrong Street South[1], on the east side past the carriage factory and close to the Nag's Head Hotel.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In June 1871, Giles W. Ayres application for a license for the new hotel was unsuccessfully opposed by other nearby publicans:

Giles W. Ayres applied for a license for the Windsor hotel, in Armstrong street. Mr Salter supported the application, and Mr M'Dermott opposed it. Sergeant M'Cullagh deposed that the applicant was at present the holder of a publican’s license. The house for which a license was sought was of the required size, and had the proper accommodation. Mr M'Dermott said he appeared for W. Cooke and others, who had signed a petition against the granting of the license. In answer to him Sergeant M'Cullagh said he thought there were sufficient hotels in the neighborhood. The Nag’s Head was two doors off, the Gem was a few doors lower down, and West’s, the Eagle, and the Town-hall hotels were on the other side of the street. He did not think there were so many hotels in other blocks in the town. Mr W. Cooke and Mr West were examined, and both swore that a new hotel was not required in the neighborhood. Mr Gaunt said the bench looked upon that part of Armstrong street as a market, where more hotels were required than in other places; the license would be granted.[3]

In May 1891 the publican was fined:

Annie Bexstream, of the Windsor Arms hotel, was fined £5, with costs, for having the door of her bar unlocked during prohibited hours.[4]

It was one of the 26 hotels closed in 1892 in Ballarat as part of the changes to licensing laws.[5][1] The owners were paid £452 compensation for the closure of the business.[5]


Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

  • Bakers and Carters - February 1874, to decide on a date for the annual picnic.[6]
  • Operative Bakers' Union, 1 November 1873, meeting.[7]

The People[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1892 'LOCAL OPTION AT BALLARAT.', Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918), 19 March, p. 26. , viewed 25 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197979686
  2. 2.0 2.1 Victorian Post Office Directory (Wise), 1888, pg. 8
  3. 3.0 3.1 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
  4. 1891 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 30 May, p. 2. , viewed 24 May 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209715788
  5. 5.0 5.1 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 9, 1943, Ballarat
  6. 1874 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 February, p. 2. , viewed 24 May 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201971576
  7. 1873 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 1 November, p. 2. , viewed 24 May 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201607754
  8. 1874 'CITY LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 December, p. 4. , viewed 10 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208250343
  9. 1875 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 18 Aug 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200186441
  10. 1880 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 30 October, p. 3. , viewed 24 May 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200651276
  11. 1880 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 30 October, p. 3. , viewed 24 May 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200651276
  12. 1891 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 April, p. 2. , viewed 10 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209713546
  13. 1892 'No title.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 8 September, p. 2, viewed 20 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204987094


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