Tam O'Shanter Hotel
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The Tam O'Shanter Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1857-1920.
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. The hotel was sold in November 1920 for £600, one of six de-licensed hotels owned by the Ballarat Brewing Company.
In 1862 there were complaints about the drains in the area:
A correspondent requests us to call the attention of the Western Council to certain drains on the Creswick Road, between Watson's Foundry and the Tam o'Shanter Hotel, which are choked up and thus cause some inconvenience. Our correspondent states that a man was employed about a week ago to clear out these drains, but he left just before he got to the worst place.
In December 1857 the hotel was the venue for the inquest into the death of Alexander Castles Kay.
In April 1858 a woman who had stolen a saddle at Castlemaine was arrested near the hotel after the police were notified by telegraph.
In February 1863, a customer's body was found in the Swamp (Lake Wendouree):
SUPPOSED MURDER AT Ballarat.-The Star of yesterday reports that the body of a man who had evidently been murdered, had been found by some children in one of the stone quarries in the Swamp. The deceased is about 5 feet 10 inches in height, stoutly made, about 20 or 30 years of age, and has sandy whiskers and dark hair. A photograph of deceased was taken on Sunday morning. He was identified on the same evening as a wood-splitter, known as Big Davy. On Tuesday night deceased and mate were drinking freely at the Tam O'Shanter Hotel, both having money. Deceased had not been seen alive since they left the hotel. No property of any description was found on the body. An inquest was to be held yesterday morning.
In March 1863 a man was charged with breaking the hotel's windows:
A ROWDY.-Thomas Little was charged with smashing the windows of the Tam o'Shanter Hotel, and also with using obscene language. The prosecutor declined to press the first charge, and the police proved the second, whereupon the Bench fined the accused 20s, or 21 hours in gaol
In 1884 the publican charged Sergeant O'Neill for assault, but the case was dismissed.
- In 1862 the publican was Ann McKissock.
- In 1863-1864 the publican was Thomas Hicks.
- In March 1899 the license was transferred from Margaret Temby to Jabes Button.
- ↑ 1915 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 23 March, p. 10, viewed 13 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1504941
- ↑ 1920 'DELICENSED HOTELS SOLD.', The Horsham Times (Vic. : 1882 - 1954), 26 November, p. 8, viewed 4 May, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73179930
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 1863 'BALLARAT WEST PUBLICANS' ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 12 June, p. 4, viewed 10 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72514938
- ↑ Email from Mike Nicholls (McKissock descendant) to Clare Gervasoni, 01 May 2015.
- ↑ 1862 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 10 June, p. 2, viewed 4 May, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324705
- ↑ 1857 'Local and General news.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 2 December, p. 3, viewed 4 May, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66045437
- ↑ 1858 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 7 April, p. 2, viewed 4 May, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66047446
- ↑ 1863 'SUPPOSED MURDER', Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), 24 February, p. 2, viewed 4 May, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87934614
- ↑ 1863 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 24 March, p. 3, viewed 4 May, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72555781
- ↑ 1884 'MULTUM IN PARVO.', Traralgon Record and Morwell, Mirboo,Toongabbie, Heyfield,Tyers and Callignee Advertiser (Traralgon, Vic. : 1883 - 1886), 29 February, p. 3 Edition: morning., viewed 4 May, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71544685
- ↑ 1862 'DISTRICT POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 18 June, p. 2, viewed 12 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66324917
- ↑ 1864 'DISTRICT PUBLICANS' LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 2 July, p. 4. , viewed 10 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66346137
- ↑ 1899 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 9 March, p. 2. , viewed 25 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article215321289
- ↑ 1896 'CONVALESCENT.', North Melbourne Courier and West Melbourne Advertiser (Vic. : 1895 - 1913), 24 July, p. 2, viewed 4 May, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article103233351
- ↑ 1874 'A Strange Death.', Northern Territory Times and Gazette (Darwin, NT : 1873 - 1927), 21 November, p. 4, viewed 4 May, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3143497
- ↑ 1890 'LAUNCESTON.', The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), 17 September, p. 1 Supplement: The Mercury Supplement, viewed 4 May, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12704095