Kohl's Family Hotel

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The Kew Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1874>.



Peter Kohl established a hotel known as Kohl's Family Hotel in 1868.[1]


South-east corner of Darling Street and Ripon Street, Redan.[2]


  • A application was filed by PETER KOHL, of Darling street, in the Borough of Ballarat, for hearing on 1st day of October next, for house situate at Darling street aforesaid, containing bar, bar-parlor, one sitting-room, 1 dining-room, three bedrooms, kitchen, cellar, and stabling, exclusive of those required for the family, and to be known as the sign of Kohl's Family Hotel.

Dated 11th. September, 1868. Signed, JOHN KOHL. WILLIAM HOGARTH, Clerk of Petty Sessions.[3]

  • The hotel stayed in the hands of the Kohl family until 1915 when it was closed by the Reduction Board.[4]

Community Involvement

  • In August 1871 Mr Everingham addressed a meeting of ratepayers of the south ward at Kohl’s hotel, Darling street, at eight o’clock last evening. Mr J. D. Lee was in the chair. The candidate in his address dwelt upon the necessity for a plentiful and cheap supply of water for mining purposes, which was at present felt, and pledged himself if returned to attend to all the wants and requirements of the south ward. After answering satisfactorily several questions put, a vote in favor of the candidate was agreed to[5]

The People


See also


  • In August 1871 A man named Anthony Kohl committed suicide in an unusually horrible manner at about seven o’clock on Tuesday night. The remains wore shortly afterwards taken to Kohl’s family hotel, kept by the deceased man’s father, where an inquest will be held at eleven o’clock this morning. The unfortunate man was very seldom at work during the last few months on account of his intemperate habits. He was about 25 years of age and leaves a widow and two children.[9]
  • In January 1893 The winning ticket in Tattsrsall’s Sweep, Sydney, for the Tattersall's Club Cup, run on Monday, is held by Mr Thomas Blight, licensee of Kohl's hotel, Darling street. Mr Blight drew Chatham, the winner, in a sweep in which the first money amounts to £2OOO, less the commission. This will leave £l8OO as the prize for the lucky holder of the ticket.[10]
  • August 1896 The Friends of the late Mr PETER KOHL are respectfully invited to follow his remains to their last rest resting place, Ballarat Old Cemetery. The funeral will leave his late residence, Darling street near Ripon street, This Day (Monday), at 3 p.m. STEPHEN WELLINGTON, Undertaker and Certificated Embalmer, 144 Sturt street (near Dawson street, and opposite the Adelphi hotel.[11]


  1. Ballarat Businesses: Built on Tradition: A special Courier publication, c1996.
  2. Ballarat Businesses: Built on Tradition: A special Courier publication, c1996.
  3. The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) Thu 17 Sep 1868 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/113847492?
  4. Ballarat Businesses: Built on Tradition: A special Courier publication, c1996.
  5. The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) Sat 5 Aug 1871 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197564851?
  6. F. W. Niven & Co's Ballarat and District Directory for 1888-9
  7. The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) Tue 7 Apr 1891 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/209713546?
  8. The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) Sat 13 May 1893 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/209786368?
  9. The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) Wed 23 Aug 1871 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197565318?
  10. The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) Wed 4 Jan 1893 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/209781117?
  11. The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) Mon 31 Aug 1896 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/207491745?

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