Munster Arms (Humffray Street)

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Munster Arms, 2019. Photo Marilyn Jeffs
For other businesses with the same, or similar names, see Munster Arms.

The Munster Arms was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1862 - 1938>.

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Background

Ballarat's Munster Arms was designed by Henry R. Caselli. It was built by Taylor and Ellis.[1]

History

Also known as the Bakery Hill Hotel, the Bakery Hill Tavern and the Battlers Tavern (2011), the name of this hotel reverted to the Munster Arms again in October 2016.

TENDERS required for brick and stone additions to Munster Arms Hotel, Victoria street, for Mr J. Shelley. Drawings and specifications may be seen until Tuesday afternoon, the 18th instant, at the office of H.R. CASELLI, Architect, 3 Mechanics' Institute Chambers.[2]


Several new buildings are now near completion in the town. The Munster Arms hotel, at the corner of Victoria and Humffray streets, is a plain two-storied brick building, designed by Mr Caselli, and built by Taylor and Ellis, for £900. Brophy’s new hotel, at the corner of Sturt and Doveton streets, is one of the handsomest elevations in Ballarat. It is in three stories, cemented with abundant enrichments, and is still further embellished with a very elegant verandah and balcony. This building is from a design by Mr Caselli, and was built by Seeley, Tunbridge, McDonald, Reynolds, and Jones, at a cost of £2000. The same architect prepared the design for the two-storied premises in brick cemented, just erected by Button, Thornton, and Rennie, for Mr Magee, in Armstrong street. This frontage is 30 feet, including a built over way-right. The elevation is about 30 feet also, and is plain and neat. The same architect has prepared the design for two-storied premises in Bridge street for Mr Bruun. These will consist of a double-fronted shop to harmonise with the premises already erected there, and will complete a hand some block. The builders are Hastie and Dawson, for £450; frontage 19 feet, and elevation 36 feet.[3]

Site

The Munster Arms was in Humffray Street.[4]

Innovations

Community Involvement

Works Produced

Workplace Relations

The People

  • From 1862-1863 the publican was Jeremiah Shelley,[4] or Jeremiah Skilling.[5]
  • In September 1923 Reuben Knapsey was the licensee[6]
  • In June 1936 the publican was Sidney Blenkiron.[7] He was prosecuted for breaches of the licensing laws.
  • In 1938 the license was transferred from Sidney A. Blenkiron to Rowland C. Fiscalini.[8]
  • In September 1942 Mavis Vina Davey was the licensee[9]
  • In 1970-1 P J Dodd was the licensee[10]
  • In 1972 B A & P R Shelly was the licensee[11]8*

Legacies

See also

Notes

  • In September 1923 Reuben Knapsey licensee of the Munster Arms Hotel, Ballarat East, was charged with having traded after hour, and with having permitted persons to remain on the premises without lawful excuse[12]
  • In September 1942 Mavis Vina Davey, of the Munster Arms Hotel, was fined £4 for having permitted unauthorised persons on the premises.[13]

References

  1. Ballarat Star, 12 March 1870.
  2. Ballarat Star, 17 Oct 1864.
  3. Ballarat Star, 12 March 1870.
  4. 4.0 4.1 1863 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING BENCH.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 June, p. 4, viewed 4 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72515106
  5. 1862 'LICENSED VICTUALLERS' ASSOCIATION.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 7 August, p. 4, viewed 29 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66326137
  6. The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wed 26 Sep 1923 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/203623603?
  7. 1936 'BALLARAT AND DISTRICT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 24 June, p. 10, viewed 5 July, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11044553
  8. 1938 'HOTEL LICENCES TRANSFERRED.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 19 January, p. 4, viewed 10 June, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11141685
  9. The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wed 30 Sep 1942 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11997809?
  10. Sands & McDougall's Directory of Ballarat. 1970-1972
  11. Sands & McDougall's Directory of Ballarat. 1970-1972
  12. The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wed 30 Sep 1942 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11997809?
  13. The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wed 30 Sep 1942 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11997809?


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--Mjeffs 12:44, 5 March 2019 (AEDT) --Mjeffs 12:51, 23 July 2019 (AEST)

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