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The Gem Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1864-1902>

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Background

In 1864-1865 the hotel was referred to as Meyer's Gem Hotel.[1]

The Ballarat City Council purchased a number of properties behind the Town Hall in 1914, including the site of the former Gem Hotel.[2]

Site

The hotel was at 9 Armstrong Street, on the north east corner with Bath Lane.[3][4] This is now (2016) the site of the Carillion.

Location

History

There were problems with the hotel in 1887 which affected the license:

The license of Eliza Blackith, of the Gem hotel, was renewed, conditionally that the certificate authorising the issue of the license be kept in the office until the inspector gives a certificate that the premises are in compliance with the Act.[5]

The hotel was sold in 1902:

BALLARAT. A number of city properties in the estate of the late Mr. Thomas Bath, J.P., were offered for sale at auction on Tuesday, but only one, the Gem Hotel, at the corner of Armstrong and Bath streets, was disposed of, the licensee, Mr. R. Taylor, becoming the purchaser at £2400.[4]


Community Involvement

The People

  • In 1864-1865 the publican was B. H. Meyers.[6][1]
  • In 1869-1874 the publican was Sarah Blackith.[3][7]
  • In December 1887, the publican, Eliza Blackith had her licence renewed with conditions.[5]
  • In 1888-89> the publican was E. Williams[8]
  • In the 1890s the publican was Edward King Williams (Ned) - a prominent Ballarat sporting identity of the time who has a monument on the shores of Lake Wendouree.[3]
  • In June 1902, the publican R. Taylor, purchased the hotel.[4]

Legacies

See also

Notes


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1865 'Advertising', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 14 April, p. 3. , viewed 11 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112886022
  2. 1914 'THE CITY FINANCES', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1869 - 1878; 1914 - 1918), 30 October, p. 1. (DAILY.), viewed 16 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73903288
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ruyg, John, Historic Hotels of Ballarat, 2016, [1]
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 1902 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 4 June, p. 7. , viewed 16 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199388167
  5. 5.0 5.1 1887 'BALLARAT LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 December, p. 2. , viewed 16 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209209691
  6. 1864 'DISTRICT PUBLICANS' LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 2 July, p. 4. , viewed 11 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66346137
  7. 1874 'CITY LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 16 December, p. 4. , viewed 11 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208250343
  8. F. W. Niven & Co's Ballarat and District Directory for 1888-9


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