Woodlands Hotel

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Woodlands Hotel
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Town Woodlands (Enfield)
Closed 31 December 1915
Known dates 1872-1915

The Woodlands Hotel was a hotel near Napoleons, Victoria, <1872-1915.

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The Woodlands Hotel was in Napoleons.[1] The hotel is described as being at Woodlands, south of Napoleons in 1877.[2] There is a Woodlands Drive in this location at Enfield. An 1872 Buninyongshire report places the hotel about one mile from the Whim Holes Hotel:

From ratepayers of the west riding, pointing out to the council the necessity of making about a mile of road from the present end of the metal, between the Woodlands hotel and Field’s Whim Holes hotel.[3]

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History[edit | edit source]

On 22 March 1915, the hotel was included on a list of hotels to be deprived of their licenses. This list was complied by the Licenses Reduction Board in Melbourne. Licensing district hearings for hotels on this list were to be held at the Ballarat Supreme Court on 11 May.[1] The hotel was one of about 40 hotels closed by the License Reduction Board and ceased trading at 9.30pm on 31 December 1915.[4] The court paid £190 compensation.[5]

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]


The People[edit | edit source]

  • From at least December 1877 until his death in April 1886, the publican was Henry G. Robinson.[2][7][8]
  • In December 1888 the license was granted to Mary A. Scorer.[9]
  • William Robinson - licensee - He married Louisa Darke. Their children were Louise, Annie Mary, Lillian (Sis), and Lilly (adopted), Frederick, Thomas, William, Henry (hostelier at Ballarat's Town Hall Hotel, and Robert (killed during World War One.


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1915 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 23 March, p. 10, viewed 13 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1504941
  2. 2.0 2.1 1877 'BUNINYONG LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 4. , viewed 29 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199282984
  3. 1872 'BUNINYONGSHIRE COUNCIL.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 2 February, p. 4. , viewed 30 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197626473
  4. 1915 'DELICENSED', The Evening Echo (Ballarat, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 31 December, p. 4. (FOURTH EDITION), viewed 04 Feb 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241695876
  5. 1915 'LICENSING ACT 1915.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 10 November, p. 15, viewed 10 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1578545
  6. 1877 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 February, p. 3. , viewed 03 Feb 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199827075
  7. 1883 'BUNINYONG ANNUAL LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 December, p. 3. , viewed 19 Jan 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201620385
  8. 1886 'NAPOLEONS.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 20 April, p. 4. , viewed 29 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204430798
  9. 1888 'LICENSING COURT, SCARSDALE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 15 December, p. 4. , viewed 30 Nov 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209452309


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