Fire Brigade Hotel (Sturt Street)

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There was also a Fire Brigade Hotel in Barkly Street.
There was also a Fire Brigade Hotel in Daylesford.

The Fire Brigade Hotel was in Ballarat West, Victoria, <1863>.




In 1917 the hotel was known as the City Fire Brigade Hotel.[1]


The Fire Brigade Hotel was on the corner of Sturt and Raglan Streets, Ballarat.[2] It was a portion of allotment 1, of section 19, town land, Ballarat, with a frontage to Sturt Street of 41 feet 6 inches, and a fronatge to Raglan Street of 90 feet.[2] It had a right of way at the rear. It was offered for sale in 1863 and described as:

"...comprising 19 apartments and a spacious entrance-hall, all plastered and appropriately papered, while the ceilings are lofty, and the entire well ventilated, constituting a handsome, commodious, economic, and highly-respectable property, and situated in one of the most thriving, respectable, and populous parts of Ballarat West."[2]


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  • Mary Gribble, licensee of the City Fire Brigade Hotel, was charged with having allowed men to assemble on her premises during prohibited hours. The case was dismissed.[5]
  • At the Criminal Court on Tuesday, be fore Mr. Justice Hodges, Edward Richards and Harold Farcken were charged with breaking into the City Fire Brigade Hotel, Sturt street. Richards, who is 40 years of age, and who admitted a prior conviction, was found guilty, and was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment. The jury acquitted Farcken, who is 20 years of age, at the direction' of the judge.[6]


  1. 1917 'Bogged in city.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1870; 1914 - 1918), 20 July, p. 4, viewed 6 October, 2014,
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Advertising, The Fire Brigade Hotel," The Star, Saturday 9 May 1863, pg. 3,, (accessed January 17, 2014)
  3. F. W. Niven & Co's Ballarat and District Directory for 1888-9
  4. The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wed 25 Jun 1919
  5. The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wed 25 Jun 1919
  6. The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wed 2 Jun 1915

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