Yarrowee Hotel

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Yarrowee Hotel
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History
Town Ballarat
Street Main Road
Known dates 1857-1885
Demolished Demolished 20 November 1885

The Yarrowee Hotel was in Ballarat East, Victoria <1857-1885

Site[edit | edit source]

The Yarrowee Hotel was in Main Road, Ballarat East. In 1869 it was next door to F. Atkins, Undertaker.[1]

In 1886 the Sulieman Pasha mining company owned the land, described as the "old Yarrowee Hotel site" and planned to sink their number two shaft on the site. Local residents approached the acting Minister for Mines, Mr. John James, and asked him to stop the development. He replied that as the company owned the land, he had no power to stop them.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In June 1857, two men were charged with damaging property at the hotel:

POLICE COURT. Tuesday, 2nd June. Before W. Turner, Esq., P.M.) WILFUL DESTRUCTION OP PROPERTY. Thomas Lilas, and Martin Pearse, were brought up on a charge of wilfully destroy, ing property at the Yarrowee Hotel. John Walters, proprietor of the above hotel, stated that he did not wish to press the charge, and the prisoners were discharged.[3]

Francis Everett Cooper, of Scarsdale, died at the hotel on 6 September 1859.[4]

In October 1869 the hotel was offered for lease:

YARROWEE HOTEL-To LET. No stock. No furniture. Advantageous terms. Immediate possession, A. Dangerfield, Lydiard street.[5]

In December 1869 the hotel was offered for lease with immediate possession.[6]

In January 1870, the publican of the Salutation Hotel advertised his intention to transfer the license to the Yarrowee:

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR TRANSFER OF LICENSE FROM ONE HOUSE TO ANOTHER. I, Thomas Llewelyn, the holder of a Publican's License for the house and premises known as Salutation Hotel situate at Humffray street, Ballarat East, do hereby give NOTICE that it is my intention to APPLY to the Justices sitting at the Court of Petty Sessions to be holden at Ballarat East, on the twenty-fourth day of January, 1870, to TRANSFER the said LICENSE to Yarrowee Hotel, Main road, Ballarat East. Given under my hand this eleventh day of January, a.d. 1870 (Signature of Applicant) THOMAS LLEWELYN.[7]

The hotel was demolished on 20 November 1885:

About 20 years ago Mr S. Matthews, the health inspector of Ballarat East, upon his arrival in this district, put up at the old Yarrowee hotel, and considered himself a kind of millionaire to have it within his power to pay for board and lodging at such a grand establishment. Yesterday Mr Matthews superintended operations in razing the Yarrowee hotel to the ground, as being so unpretentious as not to be fit to stand any longer before public gaze. Time works wonders, and this is very noticeable in Ballarat.[8]


Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Community[edit | edit source]

  • October 1858, general meeting of the Ballarat Volunteer Rifle Corps over the resignation of the adjutant.[9]

Lodges[edit | edit source]

  • The Masonic Lodges of Ballarat met at the hotel in 1858 to set a "Fund of Benevolence" to help members in need.[10]

Political[edit | edit source]

  • August 1859, friends of a candidate for the elections, Mr Loader, had a stormy meeting a the hotle, when supporters of Mr. Belford arrived.[11]
  • July 1861, Mr. William Semple, a candidate for the seat of Ballarat East, spoke at large gathering.[12]
  • July 1864, Mr Gaskell, candidate for Ballarat East spoke to 150 people at a meeting in the hotel.[13]
  • January 1866, Mr Dyte and Mr Jones, spoke to 150 voters at a meeting in the hotel.[14]

Unions[edit | edit source]

  • May 1861, the Ballarat Miners' Association, monthly meeting.[15]


The People[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Title," The Star, Tuesday 21 December 1869, pg. 3, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112857063, (accessed January 17, 2014)
  2. "Ballarat," The Argus, Tuesday 13 April 1886, pg. 6, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6091821, (accessed January 17, 2014)
  3. 1857 'POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 3 June, p. 2. , viewed 08 Nov 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66042496
  4. "Death," The Star, Wednesday 7 September 1859, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66055152, (accessed January 17, 2014).
  5. 1869 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 October, p. 3. , viewed 28 Mar 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112855074
  6. 1869 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 December, p. 3. , viewed 27 Jan 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112856794
  7. 7.0 7.1 1870 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 12 January, p. 3. , viewed 23 Sep 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112857654
  8. 1885 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 21 November, p. 2. , viewed 31 Oct 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206304069
  9. 1858 'VOLUNTEER RIFLE CORPS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 5 October, p. 2. , viewed 08 Nov 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66050467
  10. "Masonic Benevolence," The Star, Thursday 16 September 1858, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66050220, (accessed January 17, 2014)
  11. 1859 'News and Notes.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 20 August, p. 2. , viewed 15 May 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66054803
  12. "Mr. Semple at the Yarrowee Hotel," The Star, Wednesday 17 July 1861, pg. 2, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66340644, (accessed January 17, 2014)
  13. 1864 'BALLARAT EAST ELECTION.', Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), 28 July, p. 3. , viewed 08 Nov 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article150464069
  14. 1866 'MESSRS DYTE AND JONES AT THE YARROWEE HOTEL.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 26 January, p. 2. , viewed 08 Nov 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112866803
  15. 1861 'MINERS' ASSOCIATION.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 7 May, p. 2. , viewed 08 Nov 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66339066
  16. 1857 'GENERAL ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 June, p. 2. , viewed 11 Aug 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66042654
  17. 1857 'LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 27 June, p. 3. , viewed 25 Dec 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66042898
  18. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 16 June, p. 2. , viewed 12 Nov 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66048685
  19. 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
  20. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 15 July, p. 2. , viewed 05 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66049185
  21. 1858 'SPECIAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 24 July, p. 2. , viewed 05 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66049342
  22. 1859 'AFTERNOON SITTINGS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 June, p. 3. , viewed 25 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053609
  23. 1860 'PUBLICANS' LICEN[?].', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 30 May, p. 2. , viewed 07 Jun 2024, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72467087
  24. 1861 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 27 June, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR.), viewed 01 Jun 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66340216
  25. "Licencing Court for Publicans," The Star, Thursday 19 June 1862, pg. 4, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324943, (accessed January 17, 2014)
  26. 1863 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING BENCH.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 June, p. 4, viewed 4 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72515106
  27. 1878 'Advertising', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1880; 1914 - 1918), 22 October, p. 3. , viewed 25 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article210373426


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