Prince Albert Hotel

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The procession organised for the second anniversary by the miners at Esmonds Lead then Prince Albert Hotel advertised in the Ballarat Times and reported on Thursday 4 December 1856, p. 2, headed "The Memory of the Dead". The procession, leaving the Eureka Stockade moved slowly and on coming in from Old Kaiser Hotel ... they journeyed to the Old Cemetery where the oration was read by Captain John Lynch.


The Prince Albert Hotel was described as being on Barkery Hill in the 1850s, and later in Barkly Street, Ballarat.

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.[1]


A benefit night was given to Lalor, on Monday last, in the Adelphi Theatre, the professionals and the proprietors of the Adelphi, Messrs Moody, Nicholas & Co., gave their services and the house free. The pieces chosen for the occasion were " Pizzaro," and " My Neighbour's Wife." between which came several airs played by Richty's splendid band, just arrived in the colony, and at present giving concerts in the Prince Albert Hotel. Then came Raeffelo with the Marsailles, Creed Royal with several solos on the flute, and Thatcher with his comic songs. The music was encored most determinedly. Mr Lalor came before the curtain, and briefly thanked them. When he came out there was a perfect hurricane of applause. He lifted his hand, and all was still as death until he had finished his address. The house was crowded to suffocation; all parties, those who agreed with him, and those who did not, for once agreeing io pay him all honour for his sincerity. A very singular phase of the evening's amusement was the presence of nearly as many ladies as gentlemen. The proceeds are handsome; I have not yet heald the figure-probably about £100.
Last evening's news, though brief, was largely sought after. It would be useless to tell of the opinions and prophecies for good and evil that were uttered. One thing is clearly evident, that if Her Majesty has not in her dominions more disloyal subjects, then she is truly blessed. The existence of this feeling of loyalty, for which Sir Charles himself once gave us credit, and which we never threw aside, speaks volumes in con demnation of the State Trials.[2]


See Also

  1. 28 May 1855.
  2. Geelong Advertiser, 04 May 1855.