Corn Exchange Hotel

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The Corn Exchange Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria <1864-1908>.




In 1908 the License Reduction Board held a hearing into the hotel:

CORN EXCHANGE HOTEL, CRESWICK-ROAD.— Class D. Inspector Balchin said this hotel, which was situated at the intersection of Creswick-road and Webster-street, was an old wooden building, in poor repair. There were two convictions against the former licensee. The house, which was well conducted by Ada Hamlyn, the present licensee, was not required. Senior Constable Robinson and Constable Byrne corroborated this testimony. Messrs. Morrow, Rogers, Bailley, Griffin, M'Kay and G. Bunting gave evidence in support of the hotel. It was stated that Mr. Rowett paid £500 four years ago for the ingoing, and afterwards disposed of it to Mr. Jackson for £525. Only seventeen months subsequently Mr. Jackson sold the ingoing to Mrs. Hamlyn for the greatly reduced figure of £35. The board reserved its decision.[1]

In May 1908 the hotel was included on a list of 47 hotels to be delicensed by the License Reduction Board.[2]


In his article on Ballarat hotels written in 1929, the Piccolo described the hotel has being on the corner of Webster Street and Doveton Street.[3] An advertisement for the hotel in 1869 said it was in Market Square, Ballarat.[4] A newspaper report in 1908, said the hotel was on the corner of Webster Street and Creswick Road.[1]


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JAMES CROTTY (late of the Sydney Hotel, Mair street, Ballarat), having in conjunction with Mr BOLGER, commenced business in the house so well known as the CORN EXCHANGE HOTEL, Market square, Ballarat West, trusts that his friends, who so liberally patronised him heretofore, will continue that patronage at the Corn Exchange, where the best of Drinks and Accommodation are procurable.[4]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1908 'LICENCES REDUCTION BOARD.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 1 May, p. 6, viewed 26 October, 2015,
  2. 1908 'BALLARAT HOTELS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 19 May, p. 3. , viewed 12 May 2016,
  3. 1929 'OLD TAVERNS AT BALLARAT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 26 January, p. 9 Supplement: Saturday Camera Supplement, viewed 3 October, 2014,
  4. 4.0 4.1 1869 'Advertising.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 6 April, p. 3, viewed 3 August, 2015,
  5. 1864 'DISTRICT PUBLICANS' LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 2 July, p. 4. , viewed 10 Oct 2016,
  6. 1869 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 2 April, p. 2, viewed 2 August, 2015,
  7. F. W. Niven & Co's Ballarat and District Directory for 1888-9
  8. 1904 'LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 5 May, p. 3. , viewed 19 Sep 2016,

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