Geelong Hotel

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The Geelong Hotel was in Ballarat, Victoria, <1861-1862>





The Geelong Hotel was described on the north east corner of Bridge Street and Grenville Street.[1][2]

The site had been Harris' Family Hotel, then the Geelong Hotel, then the Alexandra Hotel (c1863), then the Stag Hotel.[3]


  • Address: 1 Bridge Mall
  • Google maps: 37.56219S, 143.86094E [1]
  • MGA: 752697, 5838912 (54)


Community Involvement

At the Licensing Court hearing in 1862,
"...Sergeant Larner complained that there was frequent disorder at this house, and that the police had a great deal of trouble with drunken men coming therefrom. Postponed for fourteen day for show of improvement and to make inquiry."[1]

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The People

In 1861-1862 the publican was Henry Branston.[2][1]


See also



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Licencing Court for Publicans," The Star, Thursday 19 June 1862, pg. 4,, (accessed January 19, 2014)
  2. 2.0 2.1 1861 'LICENSING SESSIONS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 June, p. 1 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR., viewed 12 March, 2014,
  3. Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 17, 1943, Ballarat

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