Camp Hotel (Sturt Street)

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Former Camp Hotel, 2019. Photo Marilyn Jeffs
For hotels with the same or similar names, see Camp Hotel.

The Camp Hotel is a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1861-2014>. It now called Murphy's Bar and Restaurant.

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Background

The original hotel was erected in 1861 by G. Armstrong.[1] It is now known as Murphy's Bar and Restaurant.

History

Camp Hotel, Sturt st., Ballarat, has been sold for £21,500.

The two-storey brick structure is on a site near the original police camp which was established in the gold rush days.

The sale was made by Messrs. Thiessen and Irvine, of Ballarat, under instructions from the executors of the estate of the late Mrs. Martha Lauder. The buyers were Mr. William Liston and family, of Beaufort.[2]

Site

The Camp Hotel is in Sturt Street. The site was originally the site of the Little Engine Mine.[1] In 1988 it was numbered 36-38 Sturt Street.[3] It is now numbered as 36 Sturt Street.

Innovations

In 1925 the hotel produced a Ballarat Football League football fixtures card. One of the cards is in the collection of the Federation University, Ballarat, registration no. 02376. It is a double sided card with black and white printing and coloured borders. It advertises the hotel owned by Mrs F. Young.[4]

1925 Football fixture

Community Involvement

In February 1866 the hotel was used as a venue by mine directors to discuss reducing miners' wages.[5]

In November 1890, the publican was fined for setting up a betting room for the Melbourne Cup.[6]

Works Produced

Workplace Relations

The People

  • In 1862-1864 the publican was George Armstrong.[7][8]
  • In 1888-89> the publican was Chas. Ashbee[9]
  • In 1890 the publican was F. Johnson.[6][10]
  • In 1895 the licensee was Miss Ellen Elizabeth Ingram[11]
  • In 1903 the licensee was Caroline Yates[12]
  • In June 1918 the publican was Catherine Barney.[13] She was fined for leaving the door unlocked outside licensing hours.
  • In 1923 the license was transferred from Annie Thorpe to Mary Young.[14]
  • In 1925 the publican was Mrs. F. Young.[4]
  • In June 1936 the publican was Ellen McGrath. She was fined for breaching the licensing laws.[15]
  • In 1939 the publican was Eva Mabel Evans [16]
  • <1970-1972> the publican was J.P. Flood[17] John (Jack) Patrick Flood ran the Camp Hotel with his wife Doreen (O'Brien) Flood and their son Noel Flood. The dates Jack and Doreen ran the hotel are wider than 1970 - 1972. They ran it in the 1960's until approximately 1976, after running the Royal Highlander Hotel (aka Peter Lalor) Ballarat. At different times Jack and Doreen took in young relatives who needed a home and care or to give families a break. Family history 1970 - 2018. </ref>
  • In 1988 the Camp Hotel was run by Phillip Crawley and Jill Crawley.[18]

Legacies

The existing hotel building was designed by architect P. S. Richards, and erected in 1907.[1]

See also

Notes

  • In May 1895 At the City Court today, Miss Ellen Elizabeth Ingram, licensee of the Camp Hotel, Sturt-street, was charged with allowing betting on her premises. The alleged offence was committed through the agency of a totalisator. Inspeetor Hamilton said he did not wish to press for a heavy fine, and the bench, therefore, imposed the minimum penalty of £2[19]
  • In October 1939 Eva Mabel Evans, of the Camp Hotel, was fined £2 for disposal of liquor after hours, and one man was fined £ 1 for having been unlawfully on the premises. A charge of permitting persons on the premises was withdrawn.[20]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 History, Camp Hotel, http://www.murphysballarat.com.au/history/
  2. The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Fri 19 May 1950
  3. Ballarat Centenary Supplement to the Ballarat Courier, 17 March 1988.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Victoria Collections, Card - Ballarat Football League Fixtures, 1925, http://victoriancollections.net.au/items/519c58b42162ef13f0d2bbd9
  5. 1866 'THE MINERS' WAGES QUESTION MEETING AT THE CAMP HOTEL.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1870; 1914 - 1918), 16 February, p. 2, viewed 8 December, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112867394
  6. 6.0 6.1 1890 'BALLARAT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 15 November, p. 10, viewed 8 December, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8451223
  7. 1862 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 June, p. 2, viewed 12 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324917
  8. 1863 'BALLARAT WEST PUBLICANS' ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 12 June, p. 4, viewed 7 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72514938
  9. F. W. Niven & Co's Ballarat and District Directory for 1888-9
  10. 1864 'DISTRICT PUBLICANS' LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 2 July, p. 4. , viewed 10 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66346137
  11. The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wed 29 May 1895 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/203618502?
  12. The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) Fri 24 Apr 1903 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/208468413?
  13. 1918 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 19 June, p. 8, viewed 8 December, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155091141
  14. 1923 'LICENSES TRANSFERRED.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 31 July, p. 11, viewed 31 January, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2009036
  15. 1936 'BALLARAT AND DISTRICT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 24 June, p. 10, viewed 5 July, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11044553
  16. The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wed 25 Oct 1939 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/206331515?
  17. Sands & McDougall's Directory of Ballarat. 1970-1972
  18. Ballarat Centenary Supplement to the Ballarat Courier, 17 March 1988.
  19. The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wed 29 May 1895 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/203618502?
  20. The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wed 25 Oct 1939 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/206331515?

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