Victoria Street

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Researchers should be wary of historic street locations as the streets of Ballarat and surrounds have been renumbered over the years.



With the opening of the Eureka Lead, the Black Hill Lead and the Old Gravel Pits Lead the settlement of Victoria Street developed. By 1854 a Catholic Chapel had been built east of Bakery Hill. The west end of Victoria Street received attention when the Bakery Hill Monster Meetings were held there as a prelude to the Eureka Stockade. By the late 1850s the rough track known as Victoria Street was a wide thoroughfare fronted with houses and the occasional shop and hotel. Trams started to run down Victoria Street in 1905.[1]

Businesses and people in Victoria Street

Address known

2 Victoria Street - K. E. Rash Signwriter

17 Victoria Street - Graziers' Butchering Company, R. E. Ralph prop. (<1917>)

55 Victoria Street, Ballarat East - Commons Bros. (<1925>)

62-64 Victoria Street, Ballarat - Ballarat Chemical Ink Works (<1902>)

73 Victoria Street, Bakery Hill – Bakers Delight (<2011>)

95-99 Victoria Street, Ballarat East - John M. Kline (<1893>)

239b Victoria Street – Redwood Entertainment, video production (<2011>)

Address unknown

George Bell, saddler (<1887>)

John W. Buckland, confectioner (<1887>)

Busch & Sheppard, oil and colour men (<1887>)

Thomas Cottier, baker and pastrycook (<1887>)

James Cottle, carpenter and joiner (<1887>)

Henry Coward, blacksmith and farrier (<1865-1882>)

Henry William Coward, blacksmith and farrier (<1865-1882>)

Cutter Bros. Pty. Ltd., carriage builders (<1887-1926>)

Edward Dingle, engineer and ironfounder (<1887>)

H. Fortune, picture frame maker (<1861>)

Patrick Hannigan, draper (<1887>)

R. Heighway, wheelwright (<1887>)

J. Howell, plumber and gasfitter (<1887>)

Robert Little, printer (<1887>)

James Long's residence (<1882-1887>)

James Long & Co.

Robert Parry, gunsmith (1865-1866)

William Passmore, gunsmith (1865-1866)

Herman Rehfisch, tanner (<1887>)

C. Scates, tinsmith (<1887>)

William Scott, boot and shoemaker (<1887>)

James Thornton, builder (<1887>)

(cnr Main Street) - Henry Smith & Co., drapers (<1878>)

See also

Victoria Street, Sebastopol


  1. Jacobs, Wendy. et al, Ballarat: A guide to buildings and areas 1851-1940, City of Ballarat, 1981.

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