Robert Burns Hotel (Humffray Street)

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For hotels with the same or similar names, see Robert Burns Hotel.

The Robert Burns Hotel was in Ballarat East, Victoria, <1862-1891.





The Robert Burns Hotel was in Humffray Street, Ballarat.[1]


Community Involvement

During the 1880's there was a demand from the community to close a large number of the hotels in Ballarat. A poll was held in Ballarat East, and the result was that 45 hotels were to be closed.[2] Richard Woofe of the Robert Burns Hotel lodged an objection, claiming that there were irregularities in the way that the poll was conducted.[2] A second Local Option Poll was held which found that only 40 hotels would be force to close.[2] Despite his efforts, Woofe's hotel was one of the hotels to close. Woofe was paid £455 compensation for the closure of the business.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Licencing Court for Publicans," The Star, Thursday 19 June 1862, pg. 4,, (accessed January 17, 2014)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 6, 1943, Ballarat
  3. Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 8, 1943, Ballarat
  4. 1863 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING BENCH.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 June, p. 4, viewed 3 February, 2014,
  5. 1874 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING BENCH. ANNUAL MEETING.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 15 December, p. 4, viewed 7 November, 2015,
  6. 1878 'POLICE INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 November, p. 2, viewed 6 October, 2015,

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