Geelong Advertiser 13 November 1851, 2/2-4:
TO GOLD SEEKERS.
THE undersigned have just opened a bale of
PATENT WATERPROOF COVERS,
instead of tarpaulins. These are perfectly impervious to wet.
In calling the attention of the public to the above, we recommend them to make an early purchase, as we have but a few of them, and they are invaluable for making a comfortable home at the Diggings.
A.R. REED & Co.,
At the Stores of C.J. Dennys and Co., Corio Terrace ——
FINE AND SECONDS FLOUR
Corn sacks ...
One new bullock dray ....
Daily expected per "Coquette," from Sydney ——
25 tons of coals
10 tons flour
50 sacks oats ...
and the following articles for the
4 quicksilver machines
4 pumps for do
100 lbs. quicksilver
A quantity of cradle plates
Picks, crowbars, spades, & shovels.
GOLD taken in payment of any of the above articles.
C.J. DENNYS & Co.
Geelong Advertiser 29 December 1851, 1/5:
Persons proceeding to the
CAN be supplied with every requisite at the Undersigned, on very moderate terms.
Real Gold picks
Do do shovels
Camp ovens, on a new principle
Tin dippers, dishes, &c.
Japan’d drinking mugs
Cups and saucers, patent tin
Knives and forks, spoons, &c.
Pistols, carbines, &c.
Powder, shot, flints, caps, &c.
Cross-cut saws and files
Every article required for a comfortable
A.R. REED & Co.,
Geelong Advertiser 15 May 1852, 7/5:
THREE POUNDS REWARD.
STOLEN or Strayed from Mount Alexander [diggings] on or about the 10th of March, 1852
One small bay horse branded SC
near shoulder, and NP on near neck, white spots under saddle. The above reward will be paid to any party who may give such information as shall lead to the recovery of the same, to Messrs Sayce and Cheetham, Collins-street West, Melbourne; or to Mr Black’s, main store, Golden Point, Mount Alexander; but if stolen £10 will be paid on conviction of the thief,
TEN POUNDS REWARD.
STOLEN from the stables of the undersigned, on the morning of the 20th instant, and supposed to be taken to Ballarat or Mount Alexander, a black horse of the Cyldesdale [sic] breed, 5 years old, 16 1/2 hands high, white star in forehead, indistinct brand on near shoulder, in good condition, and altogether a superior draught horse, a set of brass mounted harness with brass hames, and a new box-cart, with "John Menzies" painted on the side.
The troopers and police in the country districts will please exert themselves to recover the above property.
Apply to Thomas Fulton & Co Melbourne, or to the undersigned.
Argus 19 May 1852, 4/2:
THE GOLD DIGGERS’ HOME
Retreat inn, South Geelong, by francis balfour, late steward of the Thames. F.B. respectfully returns thanks for favors conferred, and begs to say that nothing shall be wanting on his part to assure a continuation.
Good beds, good table, and good grog, combined with civility and attention.
An Ordinary every day at two o’clock.
Good stabling, with every accommodation.
Argus 17 September 1853, 3/4:
To Gold Diggers.
OVENS ROAD. —Travellers are informed that on and after the 1st July next, good accommodation, first-rate wines, spirits, and refreshments, will be supplied at the new township of Greta, formerly known as the
Fifteen Mile Creek,
Situated half-way between Benalla and Wangaratta, where a publican’s general license has been granted to Mr. A.M. Holway, under the sign of the
Mr. Holway being well acquainted with the requirements of travellers to and from the gold-fields, trusts by strict attention and equal civility to all classes, to merit the support of the public travelling on this road.
Stabling, hay, corn, stock-yards, paddocks.
SAILORS’ Home Boarding House, Bendigo.—This well-known establishment having been greatly extended, is now capable of meeting the increased demand for accommodation on these diggings. The proprietor confidently advertises this establishment as one which the digger will truly find a home; and more, the stranger in a strange land will find that attention and comfort of which a residence in the townships of Victoria have deprived him.
Mr. J. Martin takes this opportunity to thank his numerous connection for their extensive patronage, and hopes by a strict attention, comfort and cleanliness to merit a continuance of their favors.
N.B. Sailors’ Home Boarding House, two minutes walk past View Point, opposite the Commissioner’s Camp, Bendigo Flat. 26820
THE Ovens Diggings.—Emu Inn, Lower Goulborn River.—John K. Hill begs respectfully to inform the public that he has purchased the above premises lately occupied by Mr. P. M’Guire, and having obtained a Publican’s Licence, trusts, by attention to the wants of his customers, and by moderate charges, to merit a share of public support.
J.K. HILL intends making improvements upon the premises for the better accommodation of his patrons, and expects shortly to complete the New Punt now building. He also begs to inform parties proceeding from the Bendigo to the Ovens, that the nearest and best road to the now flourishing gold-field at the Ovens is by Barrow’s Inn on the Campaspie River, and from thence across the plains to the Emu Inn, and then along the banks of the Broken River to the Sydney-road, at Benalla. Parties proceeding by this road will find the crossing place much improved, a road like a bowling-green, good accommodation, a well stocked store, capital feed for their cattle, a first-rate glass of grog, and the strictest attention to their wants. 17051
ROCKBANK HOTEL, late W.C. Yuille’s Station, Balaarat-road, 17 miles from Melbourne via Bacchus Marsh.
Mr. Charles Davies begs to announce to his numerous friends, and the settlers generally of Victoria, that he has lately opened the above hotel for the accommodation of travellers, which he intends to conduct in such a manner as will ensure him a portion of their patronage. Gentlemen and diggers travelling to and from the far-famed Balaarat diggings may rely upon good beds, and every attention to cleanliness and comfort, at the above hotel. Mr. D. has also laid in a stock of the very best qualities of wines, spirits and ales; and substantial meals will be provided, all at low charges. Good stabling provided for horses, and every attention paid.
Rockbank Hotel, 1st September, 1853. 28987
Argus 29 November 1854, 2/5:
SATURDAY, 2ND DECEMBER.
8 SPRING AND 11 DIGGERS’ CARTS, 5 WHARF AND 3 SYDNEY DRAYS,
AND 1 WATER-CART.
A. FRASER and CO. (successors to E. Cohen, late Francis and Cohen) have received instructions to sell by public auction, at the Queen’s Wharf, near the Old Shed, on Saturday, 2nd December, at eleven o’clock,
8 spring carts
11 diggers’ do
5 wharf drays
3 Sydney do
Terms at Sale.