Historical information

Charles Plowright operated the Western Hotel on the corner of Timor and Kepler Streets from 1910 until around 1919. It was built in 1869 by William O’Brien, having been designed by Andrew Kerr. It was a staging place for the Cobb & Co Coaches.


A common commercial product with which many people could identify. The Western Hotel is a common Warrnambool landmark built around 1869, it was one of the earliest hotels and operates to this day.

Physical description

Plain white soup bowl with flat rim. Red printed logo printed on rim.

Inscriptions & markings

Plowrights Western Hotel Warrnambool printed in red on rim of bowl. “Grindley Hotel Ware England. Vitrified” stamped on base below emblem of crown. Date stamped in china 1 13