Sir William Don Hotel

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The Sir William Don Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1866-1922.




On 22 March 1915, the hotel was included on a list of hotels to be deprived of their licenses. This list was complied by the Licenses Reduction Board in Melbourne. The Ballarat West licensing district hearings on this list were to be held on 27 April.[1] It was closed by the Licensing Board in 1922.[2]


The Sir William Don Hotel was in Dana Street[1] on the corner with Ripon Street[3], and shared a boundary with the Benevolent Asylum.[4]


Community Involvement

In 1915 the Superintendent of the Ballarat Benevolent Home spoke at the Licence Reduction Board hearings in favor of the hotel remaining open:

Mr. C. Burrow, superintendent of Ballarat Benevolent Asylum, gave evidence in support of the continuance of the licence of the Sir William Don Hotel, which is contiguous to the asylum. He said he would not deprive the old folk in the asylum of their opportunity for 'a beer' at certain times even if he had to convey them home on a wheelbarrow. (Laughter.)[4]

Works Produced

Workplace Relations

The People

In 1866 the publican was John Walker.[3]


See also



  1. 1.0 1.1 1915 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 23 March, p. 10, viewed 13 February, 2014,
  2. 1922 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 18 February, p. 20, viewed 24 December, 2014,
  3. 3.0 3.1 1866 'POLICE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 4 July, p. 2, viewed 4 June, 2015,
  4. 4.0 4.1 1915 'BEER NECESSARY FOR ASYLUM INMATES.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 6 May, p. 11, viewed 4 May, 2015,

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