Woodman Hotel (Warrenheip)

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Woodman Hotel
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Town Warrenheip
Street Melbourne Road
Closed 1915
Known dates 1866-1915
Other names Woodman's Arms

The Woodman Hotel was a hotel in Warrenheip, Victoria, <1866-1915.

Site[edit | edit source]

The Woodman Hotel was in Warrenheip[1], on the Melbourne Road.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

In December 1873 the hotel name was reported as being the Woodman's Arms.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

In February 1866, a worker from the road construction was found in a drunken coma between the Brian Boru Hotel and the Woodman Hotel. After being taken back to the work camp, he then hot another worker with a shovel and was arrested.[4]

In October 1882 the hotel was offered for private sale.[5]

In October 1883, the publican, Edmund Paige, wrote to the Buninyongshire complaining that the rate value of the hotel was too high.[6] 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.[7] The court paid £300 compensation.[8]


Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

  • In September 1868, an inquest was held at the hotel into the murder of Michael Roache.[9]
  • In December 1868, a lost child was found near the hotel:

Mr Buley's lost boy was brought safely home yesterday morning. The child had strayed along the Melbourne road to near the Woodman's hotel, and was housed for the night by a resident there, who brought the child to the police in the morning. Nearly all night the parents and friends were on the search, the police assisting, and the search was kept up for some time after the child was safe at home, the searchers not knowing of the child's return.[10]


The People[edit | edit source]


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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. 1918 'OBITUARY.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1878; 1914 - 1918), 21 August, p. 1 Edition: DAILY., viewed 10 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73534443
  3. 3.0 3.1 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 2. , viewed 18 Jun 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608881
  4. 1866 'The Ballarat Star.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 14 February, p. 2. , viewed 02 Jan 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112867330
  5. 1882 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 27 October, p. 3. , viewed 29 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202130981
  6. 6.0 6.1 1883 'BUNINYONGSHIRE COUNCIL.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 26 October, p. 4, viewed 20 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201617191
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 1868 'THE MURDER AT WARRENHEIP.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 10 September, p. 7, viewed 10 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5826740
  10. 1868 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 10 December, p. 2, viewed 10 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112881774
  11. 1874 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING BENCH. ANNUAL MEETING.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 15 December, p. 4, viewed 17 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208250314
  12. 1889 'NEWS IN BRIEF.', Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918), 16 February, p. 16, viewed 10 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198066062
  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
  14. 1907 'CUSTOMS INQUIRY.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 25 January, p. 6, viewed 10 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196167157


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