Deer Park Hotel

760 Ballarat Rd, Deer Park

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The original Kororoit Creek Hotel on the banks of the Kororoit Creek was established in 1860. In 1878, the hotel was purchased by Alexander Dickson and he renamed it to the Cricket Club Hotel. Today the Hotel is known as the Deer Park Hotel.

 

One of the early female publicans was Maria Frances Simmons Nee Dickson Nee Gregg (See photo below).

 

The original buildings have been demolished.

1903 Cricket Club Hotel - Simmons, Mrs. Maria Frances

1905 Cricket Club Hotel - Walker, James

1906 Cricket Club Hotel - Walker, James

1908 Cricket Club Hotel - Walker, James

1909 Cricket Club Hotel - Walker, James

1910 Cricket Club Hotel - Walker, James

1913 Cricket Club Hotel - Walker, James

1914 Cricket Club Hotel - Walker, James

1915 Cricket Club Hotel - Walker, James

1916 Cricket Club Hotel - Walker, James

1917 Cricket Club Hotel - Walker, James

1918 Cricket Club Hotel - Walker, James

1924 Cricket Club Hotel - Manning, Edward B.

1925 Cricket Club Hotel - Summers, Isadore A.

 

1926 Deer Park Hotel - Coulson, Percy A.

1927 Deer Park Hotel - Watson, Catherine

1928 Deer Park Hotel - Watson, Catherine

1929 Deer Park Hotel - Watson, Catherine

1930 Deer Park Hotel - Watson, Catherine

1931 Deer Park Hotel - Carmody, M.

1933 Deer Park Hotel - Carmody, M.

1935 Deer Park Hotel - Carmody, M.

1938 Deer Park Hotel - Hutton, William J.

1940 Deer Park Hotel - Hutton, William J.

1945 Deer Park Hotel - Steedman, Mrs Catherine

1948 Deer Park Hotel - Steedman, Mrs Catherine

1950 Deer Park Hotel - Steedman, Mrs Catherine

1955 Deer Park Hotel - Steedman, Mrs Catherine

1960 Deer Park Hotel - Steedman, Mrs Catherine

1965 Deer Park Hotel - Locantro, J.

Source: Sands & McDougall Directories

Ref: When the Whistle Blew, A Social History of The Town of Sunshine 1920 - 1950, Prue McGoldrick

Ref: State Library of Victoria

Photos:  S&DHS

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