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Old Wellington Hotels. Some history, personalities and anecdotes. Pat Lawlor. 1974 1st edition. Millwood Press, Wellington

A huge number of old Wellington Hotels, dating from 1840, are listed, described and pictured.
Many amusing reminiscences and incidents are recounted

Old photos and repros of drawings incl:
Barrett’s Hotel; Lambton Quay beach reclamation 1960s; Ngahauranga Inn, 1840s; Valentine’s (Retreat) the Caledonian; the fire that gutted the Adelphi (later the Carlton); Hotel, Petone c1886; the Midland; the Royal Tiger; Central Hotel, Lower Hutt 1920s; the Railway Hotel, Johnsonville c1900; Trentham Hotel …

List of names of:
Boarding Houses, Proprietors, addresses

96pp; b/w photos; repros of old adverts; index; pictorial epps; hard covers; very good condition
Dust jacket; very good condition; spine sunned

Anyone interested in early Wellington history will treasure this book. It will also add an extra dimension to genealogical research as it describes and shows how people lived in past times

Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier

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