Washington Hotel (Ballarat)

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For other Washington Hotels, see Washington Hotel.

The Washington Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1858-1892.




The hotel was described in the 1864 license application:

JOHN WILLIAM EMERY, of Skipton street, Borough of Ballarat. Brick and wooden building, containing ten rooms, and licensed under sign of Washington Hotel.[1]

It was one of the 26 hotels closed in 1892 in Ballarat as part of the changes to licensing laws.[2] The owners were paid £822 compensation for the closure of the business.[2]


The hotel was in Skipton Street.[3]


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The People

  • In 1858 the publican's surname was John Emery. He was charged for having an unlicensed bagatelle table, but Emery said he had sold the business to a person named Stirling who should have renewed the license.[4]
  • In June 1864 the publican was William John Emery.[1]
  • In December 1892 the publican and owner was William Hudson.[3]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1864 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 June, p. 3. , viewed 20 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66345902
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 9, 1943, Ballarat
  3. 3.0 3.1 1892 'BALLARAT WEST LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 10 March, p. 4. , viewed 12 Jul 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204323157
  4. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 13 December, p. 4, viewed 25 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66332732

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