Clarke's Hotel

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The Clarke's Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1862-1892.




It was one of the 26 hotels closed in 1892 in Ballarat as part of the changes to licensing laws.[1] The owners were paid £504 compensation for the closure of the business.[1]

Evidence from the Licensing Court hearing in 1892:

Clark’s hotel, Sturt street.—Mrs Eliza Dawson, owner and licensee, for whom Mr Pearson appeared. Mrs Dawson said she had accommodation for six boarders. There was a malthouse, tannery, and foundry in the neighborhood. The house had been licensed for 30 years. Three witnesses stated that the hotel was a great accommodation to the working men residing in the neighborhood.[2]


Clarke's Hotel was at Soldiers Hill[3], though the 1892 report has it in Sturt Street.[2]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 9, 1943, Ballarat
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1892 'BALLARAT WEST LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 10 March, p. 4. , viewed 12 Jun 2016,
  3. 3.0 3.1 1862 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 25 June, p. 4, viewed 17 February, 2014,
  4. F. W. Niven & Co's Ballarat and District Directory for 1888-9

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