Duchess of Kent Hotel

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The Duchess of Kent Hotel was in Ballarat, Victoria, <1857-1862>





The Duchess of Kent Hotel was in Main Street, Ballarat.[1] In 1862 the site was described as being opposite a two storyed boarding house which was the source of a fire that destroyed 30 buildings.[2]


In 1858 the publican was fined for having an unlicenced bagatelle table:

Chas. Scorer, Duchess of Kent Hotel, for having an unlicensed bagatelle table. The defendant said the town clerk had told him the police would not interfere until certain correspondence between the Government and the Municipal Council had ended. The magistrate said the Municipal Council had no jurisdiction over licensed houses, and if publicans were fools enough to listen to such advice as that mentioned they must take the consequences. Under the circumstances, however, a mitigated fine of 10s only would be imposed.[3]

Community Involvement

  • In May 1859 A meeeting of storekeepers and other inhabitants of the Main Road was held yesterday (Thursday) evening, at the Duchess of Kent Theatre, to "nominate a deputation to convey the memorial to Government," &C : The meeting, which was convened by circular, was attended by about forty gentlemen, all well known as representing property in Ballarat East. The chair was taken by Mr R. B. Gibbs.[4]

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See also


  • In September 1869 Henry Glennister, landlord of the Duchess of Kent hotel, Main street, was summoned, and appeared on remand of the case from Friday, viz., for allowing prostitutes to assemble and remain in his licensed house[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Licencing Court for Publicans," The Star, Thursday 19 June 1862, pg. 4, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324943, (accessed January 19, 2014)
  2. 1862 'ANOTHER DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT BALLARAT.', Gippsland Guardian (Vic. : 1855 - 1868), 5 December, p. 3, viewed 8 November, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article109906184
  3. 3.0 3.1 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 December, p. 4, viewed 20 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66332732
  4. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864) Fri 27 May 1859 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66053282?
  5. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864) Sat 6 Dec 1856 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66040038?
  6. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864) Thu 7 Jul 1859 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66054005?
  7. The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) Tue 9 Aug 1870 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/218797445?
  8. The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) Tue 21 Sep 186 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/112854531?

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--Mjeffs 12:36, 20 August 2019 (AEST) --Mjeffs 14:21, 3 December 2019 (AEDT)

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