Windsor Hotel (Esmond Street)

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Windsor Hotel
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History
Town Ballarat
Street Esmond Street
Known dates 1857-1884
Other names Arcade Hotel
Tontine Hotel
Windsor Castle Hotel
Windsor Arms

The Windsor Hotel was in Ballarat, Victoria, <1857-1884>

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The Windsor Hotel was in Esmond Street, Ballarat.[1] The hotel was on the south east corner of York Street (formerly Esmond Street) and Dodd Street, Ballarat. Hargreaves describes it as being at the base of Red Hill, and one of the liveliest places in the "digging days."[2] Dodd Street was also known as Arcade Street, and is now Larter Street.[3]

Background[edit | edit source]

The hotel had several different names of the years[2]:

History[edit | edit source]

In 1870 the hotel's earlier history was noted:

"...and soon after (1854) that a Mrs Hamner opened a weatherboard theatre called the Adelphi, where the Tontine, and more recently called the Windsor hotel, afterwards stood in Esmond (Street)"[4]

The hotel was mentioned in the newspapers in September 1884 when a small hut behind the hotel burned down, with two people in the hut burned to death.[5]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Inquests[edit | edit source]

  • December 1857, an inquest into the death of Richard Brushell, a German miner killed in an earth fall in a shaft on the Red Hill Flat.[6]
  • February 1860, into the death of Sing Him, following a fight with his neighbour, Tuck Ning. However the evidence showed he died from opium poisoning.[7]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In September 1857, George King was granted the publican's license.[8]
  • In June 1858 William Smith had his license application postponed for one week as he did not appear at the court.[9] He attended the next week and the license was granted.[10]
  • In June 1859 the license was granted to Francis Smith.[11]
    • His license was renewed in May 1860, 1861, June 1862 and December 1873.[12][13][1][14]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Licencing Court for Publicans," The Star, Thursday 19 June 1862, pg. 4, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324943, (accessed January 19, 2014)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 19, 1943, Ballarat
  3. City of Ballarat, 5 January 2012. Roads and Open Space Index, pg. 25, Ballarat: City of Ballarat
  4. 1870 'FROM THE GOLD DISCOVERY TO THE EUREKA STOCKADE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 18 January, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE BALLARAT STAR), viewed 10 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112857858
  5. 1884 'FATAL FIRE AT BALLARAT.', Hamilton Spectator (Vic. : 1870 - 1918), 2 September, p. 2. , viewed 25 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226052527
  6. 1857 'Local and General News.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 21 December, p. 3. , viewed 15 Sep 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66045736
  7. 1860 'EASTERN P0LICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 20 February, p. 3. , viewed 12 Jun 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72465092
  8. 1857 'POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 26 September, p. 2. , viewed 09 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66044442
  9. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 16 June, p. 2. , viewed 01 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66048685
  10. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 June, p. 2. , viewed 05 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66048810
  11. 1859 'AFTERNOON SITTINGS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 June, p. 3. , viewed 08 Sep 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053609
  12. 1860 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 May, p. 2. , viewed 08 Dec 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72466933
  13. 1861 'LICENSING SESSIONS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 May, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR.), viewed 06 Jun 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66339430
  14. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 2. , viewed 09 Jun 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608881


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