The Eureka Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat East, Victoria, 1854-1891.
The hotel played a pivotal role in the disturbances which led to the Eureka Stockade. On 7 October 1854, miner James Scobie was murdered outside the Eureka Hotel. When the publican, Bentley, was acquitted of involvement in the death, the miners marched on the hotel. During a riot outside on 12 October 1854, the original hotel building was burned to the ground.
The hotel was built on the north east corner of Eureka Street and Otway Streets, Ballarat East.
- James Bentley was the first publican in 1854.
- In June 1863 the publican was Henry Cherry.. The Licensing Court postponed his application hearing in June 1863.
- In December 1874 the publican was Andrew Shore.
The burning of Bentley's Eureka Hotel in 1854 is a key feature in Sovereign Hill's sound and light show, Blood on the Southern Cross.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 3, 1943, Ballarat
- ↑ A brief history of Ballarat, http://www.ballarat.com/history.htm
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 8, 1943, Ballarat
- ↑ 1863 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING BENCH.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 June, p. 4, viewed 7 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72515106
- ↑ 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
--Beth Kicinski 14:02, 31 October 2013 (EST)