Prince Albert Hotel
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The Prince Albert Hotel was in Ballarat, Victoria, <1860-1862>
In August 1860 the Ballarat Star reported:
We hear that the Government have leased the Prince Albert Hotel at the top of Barkly street, as a barrack for the police.
- New Road.— The surveyors have been at work laying out a new line of road from Melbourne to this place. The survey would lead to the supposition that the line will start from the Main Road at the foot of Bakery Hill past our office and the Prince Albert Hotel. For some time past there has been a great want of a better approach from the Melbourne side than we had. The projected line is much needed, the sooner it is opened the better.
In 1862 the publican was Thomas Ellis.
- An inquest was held to day at the Prince Albert Hotel, Bakery Hill, before the coroner for the district, Dr H. Mount, touching the death of one Luff, who met his death last week in a drunken squabble, Alter a patient investigation, a verdict of man slaughter was returned against one of the parties who haa been present on the lamentable occasion.
- The Presbyterian congregation of Ballarat East has purchased, as a site for a church and manse, the ground on which the Prince Albert Hotel now stands, together with the adjoining garden, fronting Princes street and the Melbourne road
- ...The police took About 150 Prisoners who were marched to Melbourne. They were tried and acquitted There were killed in all 34 diggers and about 40 wounded. Some of them were believed to have died in the bush, as they were never known to return. Several other men were killed during the martial law period who were not accounted for Peter Lalor has been praised by some as "a hero," by others blamed for the action he took in the affair. That matter, after a lapse of fifty years may be buried in oblivion. It was certainly a deplorable affair, and with proper care might have been avoided. I enclose a few particulars relative to some of the principal leaders under Lalor which may interest. How I saw a good deal of the foreign element in that rising was that the Mr. Stirling alluded to was educated at the University of Bonn in Germany, and he used to converse with Vern in German. The landlord of the Prince Albert Hotel was also German (Albert Weisenhewern). His two brothers were in the rebel ranks. That hotel was the great meet ing place, more particularly of the foreigners. It is commonly accepted that Lalor was hidden by some slabs after being wounded. Anyway he reached Mrs Hayes' even before the firing was over or the prisoners rounded up. Vern, McGill and several wounded reached Lal Lal Station, where their wants were attended to and the wounds dressed by my mother. It has also been asserted that they had a line of sentries From the Stockade to the camp, but that is doubtful. I have heard Carboni Raffelli, or, as he used to style himself, " a count of the Roman Empire" say on the stump at the Prince Albert Hotel, Bakery Hill, that he had written to Guiseppe Mazzuri to come out and save Australia from the tryant Britisher." He said also that he had fought at the battle of Novara. F. Vern Hanoverian, heard him say that he had " fought the tryant Prussian in '48." Vern, after writing a letter to the Governor advising him how to govern properly, got aboard a wool ship for England the very day a free pardon was issued to all concerned but Lalor. "Ross the Canadian" was shot outside the stockade by the mounted police as he would not surrender. ...
- ↑ 1860 'News and Notes.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 1 August, p. 2, viewed 4 May, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66057401
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Licencing Court for Publicans," The Star, Thursday 19 June 1862, pg. 4, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324943, (accessed January 19, 2014)
- ↑ 28 May 1855.
- ↑ Blake, Gregory, To Pierce the Tyrant's Heart, Australian Military History Publications, 2009, p.37.
- ↑ The Age, 15 June 1855.
- ↑ The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864) Wed 24 Jun 1863 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/72515235?
- ↑ Day Dawn Chronicle, Western Australia, 14 December 1904.
--Mjeffs 16:58, 27 November 2018 (AEDT)