Publicans of the Port Nicholson District in the Colony of New Zealand by Hilda McDonnell

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Publicans Of The Port Nicholson District in The Colony Of New Zealand … including Coglan’s at Petone, Buck’s at the Taita & James Brown’s at Upper Hutt.

In addition: Scotch Jock’s at Pari-pari and Thoms’ Inn at Parramatta Point.

Publicans of the Port Nicholson District … inns deemed lost in the mist of time.
Licenses were first issued in October 1840. William Couper, born in Caithness, started out a ship’s carpenter, got into cattle trading in Van Diemen’s Land, then ventured across to Cook Strait…He built the Thistle Inn. Rowland Davis of the Aurora was originally from near Bantry in County Cork. Baron Alzdorf left London and sailed on the New Zealand Company ship Adelaide…
Stories of the some of the first colonists of what is now New Zealand’s capital, Wellington.

Fascinating look at the history of the earliest Wellington hotels and publications.

Paperback
120 pages
Dimensions 148 x 210mm
Includes photos and maps

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