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HOTELS of early THAMES compiled by Althea Barker  
LAST UPDATED 1 November 2009 - A WORK IN PROGRESS :)  
Intro: In the General info column are a references/information from different sources which apart from giving info on the hotel's; also serve to show when the hotel was operating. Mr Isdale's article on the 'Hotels of Thames' formed the basis to this list, and then I have attempted to source references to enlarge the picture. Bush Licences were different and may refer to different hotels. As always any extra information/corrections appreciated.
NB: There are multiple references for some items, I have tended to put the one that gave the most info. If no ref given, it is because it has been mentioned repeatedly in all sources.
PLEASE NOTE that several surnames given in differnet sources have similarities and could be spelling variants & NOT DIFFERENT PEOPLE
Locations: I have bracketed info with approx locations, a map is available online for several Hotels, via Treasury Journal article
 
KEY to abbreviations used: ER: Electoral Roll, StDir: Street Directory/'s, Lic: LICENCE, SC: Southern Cross Newspaper, NP: Newspaper
HOTELS of Early THAMES
Hotel Location General Info LICENCE DATES & KNOWN PUBLICANS/PROPRIETORS
Adlam Pollen Street, Shortland end No further info has yet been found  
Albion Pollen Street, Grahamstown end *1869 ER: residence of James McLeod, Willoughby Street, Thames (14)
*Listed in 1873 Chapman's Auckland StDir. Jas Mcleod & John O'Halloran, both named at hotel in 1875 directory. (16)
*James McGregor: (Albion Inn), Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*James McCleod: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
*Andrew Dunn: years unknown
(8)
Alexandra Rolleston Street No further info has yet been found  
All Nations Moanatairi Creek

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*Uncles & Delany's All Nations Hotel. Golden Crown Street, Grahamstown (Mining Map 1860's Advert) (7)
*1869 ER: residence of Matthew Delaney, address given as Tookey's Flat
(14)
*
Listed in StDir: M Delaney, publican, address Golden Crown Street.(16)
*
1875 StDir: Jas Sawyer Fitch named at All Nations Hotel. ?occupation. (16)
*
1892 StDir: Samuel Howard named at Hotel, ?occupation. (16)
*John Uncles: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*Uncles & Delaney: years unknown
(4)
*M Delaney: Years unknown
(10)
Alpine Tararu & Road *In operation 1867, at Tararu Junction (reports of a mining meeting held there, SC 11/1867).
*1876 ER: dwelling of RICHARD ROLLINS JOHNSON.(2)
 
Anchor Hotel Owen Street
(West side, Between Burke & Abraham St)
*SC 13/12/1871 wanted ad for a "First Class Cook" (4)
*Listed in 1873 StDir, John Cohen, Publican
(16)
*
1875 StDir: John Pollock named at hotel, ?as publican. (16)
*William Twohey: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
*J Cohen: years unknown
(8)
*
John Pollock: Years include 1873-5 (10, 16)
Ancient Briton Brown Street *1873 StDir, Adam Orr named, ?publican. (16) *F Martin: Years unknown (8)
*
A Orr: Years unknown (16)
Ballarat Pollen Street, Shortland end *SC 23/5/1876 mention of a death at the hotel located at Shortland. (4)
*
1873 StDir: J M Coote, publican. This matches with 1875 Directory where Jas M Coote is a publican, hotel not named.(16)
*J Coote: Years unknown, incl 1873 (16)
Bay View Hotel Beach Road "In Beach Road just along from Pah Store, the Bay View commanded a magnificent view." "Many years later the licence was transferred to the Bay View Hotel just across the Firth of Thames at Kaiaua." (Ref 10)
*
Hotel in 1873 StDir, address given as Richmond, Beach. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Hy Corning Richmond named at the hotel. (16)
*Henry C Richmond: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Bendigo Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(East side, Cnr Pollen & Willoughby St)

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"At one stage every pane of glass in the hotel was smashed by rival factions during the election of representatives on the Auckland Provincial Council" (Ref 10) The Hotel had a second storey added on.

*1869 ER: residence of James Henry Drabble
(14)
*
1873-75 StDir: Francis Lipsey residing at Hotel. (16)
*Arthur Swete: Licence renewal SC 23/4/1868 (5)
*Henry James Drabble: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*Hugh McIlhone ('The Cardinal'): Years unknown
(10)(17)
*J M Costello: Took over Licence from Hugh McIlhone, years unknown
(10)
*C Lipsey: Years unknown
(8, ?same as G or F)
*G & Frank Lipsey: early 1870's
(10)(17)
Black Forest Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(West Side, between Willoughby & Grey St)
Still operating 1872 when there was a major fire nearby (Grey River Argus NP 26/7/1872)
1869 Electoral Roll: residence of David McMasters (14)
*David McMasters: 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
David McMasters: Years include 1869 to 1875.
(8, 16)
Blue Post Karaka Road/Creek *1875 StDir: Hy Sallars at Blue Post Hotel. (16) *Henry Sellars: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence (4)
H Sallars/Sellars: Years include 1870-75. (4, 16)
Brian Boroi-nme Pollen Street, Grahamstown end *In the 1869 Franklin ER there is a hotel BRIAN BOIROIHNE at the Town of Hastings. This Could be Tapu, but could have been an address error?, given as residence of MICHAEL MULLIGAN (14)  
Brian Boru (Reefer'sArms) Pollen Street, Shortland end



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*Established 1868. One of 6 Hotels that continued trading after 31/5/1951, following a Licensing Commission review. (8) Still Operating.
*Run by the Twohill family for many years.In
Racing for Gold, "Edmond and Kate Twohill, proprietors…Ed and Kate (as they were affectionately called)." " After Ed's death Kate took over the operation of the Brian Boru." "It was the end of an era at the Brian Boru Hotel on 27 April (1974) with the retirement of esteemed licensees, Ed and Sadie Twohill, who had carried on the family business which went back 106 years." Edmond was Ed's Grandfather.
*10 June 1905 there was a fire at the new Brian Boru (built 8 months before), 2 men died in the blaze.
"In 1868 Mr Twohill had the hotel built at a cost of 35,000 pounds, four generations of the Twohill family had run the Brian Boru Hotel from 1868 to 1874, a period of 106 years. In the 1920's two Miss Twohills (Florence and Violet) ran the hotel. Florence died in her 80's of natural causes and since she did not want to leave the hotel, she remains as one of our treasured resident ghosts, still keeping watch over the hotel."
(Brian Boru website Ref 13)
*
StDir: Ed Twohill 1873-1898, Mrs Kate Twohill 1899-1906.(16)
*E Twohill: 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Edmond Twohill: Years unknown to 1896 (deceased)
(12)
*Kate Twohill: Years unknown. Took over when husband Edmond died 1896.
(12)
*David and Jim (James) Twohill: Years unknown (Sons of Edmond, ?each were publican/worked at hotel)
*Jim took over hotel from his mother and when he died 1941 Violet ran the hotel.
(17)
*Misses Florence & Violet Twohill: 1920's
(13)
*Ed & Sadie Twohill:1950's
(17) till Retired 27/4/1974 (12)

(NB. Dates & names vary slightly with sources)
Bridge Inn Parawai *On Barretts road, just before you crossed the river at the old crossing, and opposite the Spencer gardens. (10)
*Observer NP 13/6/1891 "Professor Pannell, teacher of swimming, is now the proprietor of the Bridge Inn, Parawai, Thames" later that year 14/11/1891, it is reported in same paper, that the Professor is back in Auckland.
(4)
*Charlie Winder: Years unknown (10)
Britannia Hotel Shortland *1875 StDir: Thomas Summerton residing at hotel, occupation not stated. (16) *Thomas Somerton: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence (4)
Thomas Summerton (
Ref 10, ?same person as above)
British Empire Hotel Owen Street
(West side, Between Williamson & Abraham St)
*SC 11/9/1868 transfer of License for British from Joseph Boulter to John Gibbons.SC 12/7/1871 "Mr Munro landlord" (4)
*
1873 StDir: M Cairns listed as publican of this hotel. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Alex Munro & Alfd Wilkinson Sawyer, both named at the hotel, ?occupations. (16)
*M Cairns: Years unknown, includes 1873 (8)
*Joseph Boulter: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5). SC 23/4/1868 Lic renewal to Joseph Boulter (4)
*John Gibbons: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*Mr Munro: Landlord 1871 (Alex Munro,
Ref 10)
Brown's Family Grahamstown (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *John Brown: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (Ref 5)
Camden Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(West side, Between Sealey & Richmond St)
*1873 StDir: W J Constant, publican, address Pollen Street. Still here in 1875 Directory(16)
*1876 ER, residence of WILLIAM JOSEPH CONSTANT (2)
*W Constant: Years include 1869-76 (8, 16)
William Joseph Constant: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
City Arms Grahamstown (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *John Dooley: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
City of Glasgow Tararu & Road *1876 Electoral Roll, residence of THOMAS CLARKE (2)  
Claremont Karaka Road/Creek
(North side, opposite Sandes Street)
*1876 ER, residence of JOHN COSTELLO (2)
*
1875, 1892-98 StDir: John Costello is at Claremont Hotel, not stated as publican. In 1886 Directory he is listed as being at Bendigo Hotel, ?did he leave and come back. (16)
*Jon Costello: Licence 30/6/1869  (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
J Costello: 1869 to ?1898 (16)
Coach and Horses Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(West Side, between Willoughby & Grey St)
No further info as yet found. *D Smith: Years unknown (10)
Columbia Shortland (Info from Licence 1868, not in other info) *Anthony Burke: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Commercial Mary Street *1886-1888 StDir: Thos Corbett residing at hotel, ?publican. (16) *Henry Bowern: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*
T Corbett: ?1886-8 (16)
Commodore Williamson Street
(Southside, cnr Williamson St & Beach Rd)
*Stevenson's Marine Hotel built on this site. One reference calls this the OLD COMMODORE HOTEL (Ref 8). Debate over location, so possibly rebuilt/changed location. *Thomas Clarke: Years unknown (8)
Cornwall Arms Pollen Street, Grahamstown end
(West side, cnr Cochrane & Pollen St)
*1873 StDir: J S Filch, Publican, Pollen Street. (16)
*
1892-98 StDir: Michael Mulligan is residing at hotel, assume as publican. He is listed for many other years as a publican, but no specific hotel stated. (16)
*
1899-1903 StDir: E Stream residing at hotel. (16)
*
1903-06 StDir: Jas McNeil Agnew in residence, likely he is publican.(16)
*
One of 6 Hotels that continued trading after 31/5/1951, following a Licensing Commission review. (8)
 *No longer operating as Cornwall Arms Hotel. Currently site for Thames Workingmens Club
*J S Tilok: Years unknown (8)
J S Filch:Years unknown (10) Is TILOK and FILCH?same person)
*
M Mulligan: Years include 1892-1898 (16)
*
J M Agnew: Years include 1903-6 (16)
Courthouse Hotel Queen Street
(West side, between Albert & Cochrane St. Opposite the old Courthouse)
*SC 21/7/1871 Hotel in operation, a mining meeting was held there.(4)
*1873 StDir: Edward Leyland, publican.
(16)
*
1875 StDir: Rauke Fredk Lucks & Sylvester Percy, both named at this hotel. (16)
*Evening Post NP 12/5/1876 "GRAHAMSTOWN, 11th May. The inquest on the late fire concluded today. The verdict was that the Courthouse Hotel had been wilfully set fire to by some person unknown."
(4)
*E Leyland: Years unknown (16)
*E Langland: Years unknown
(8) (?could this be Edward LEYLAND)
*
Silvester Percy: Years unknown (10)
Criterion Hotel Shortland *1869 Licence info has address as Grahamstown. The hotel is also given as Grahamstown in Ref 10.
*1875 StDir: John Matthew Ryan living at hotel. (16)
*Thomas Edmund Smith: Licence 30/3/1868 (Bush Licence) (5)
*William Findlay: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
*
John Ryan: Years unknown (10)
Crown Grahamstown *Hotel named in Grainger's book as being in Queen Street (8)
*
1873 StDir: address is Queen Street, publican is James Cook. (16)
*
There are 2 Crown Hotels, this could be another; 1875 StDir has a listing for a Crown hotel in Grey Street, Wm Hy Trevena in residence. (16)
*John Harris: 1869 (8)
*David Barty: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
*
J Cook: Years unknown, includes 1873. (16)
Crown Karaka Creek (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *Bernard Coyle: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Diggers’ Rest Karaka Road/Creek *SC 23/4/1868 a license was refused for John Brown, house to be called Digger's Rest, Waiotahi Creek.Also refused was Andrew Otto, house to be called the Digger's Own Hotel, Karaka.(4)
*1875 StDir: Timothy Murray & John Leonard Whiteford, both named at this hotel.
(16)
*1876 ER, JOHN LEONARD WHITEFORD, named at this hotel.
*J Harris: Years unknown
*Tim Murray: Years unknown (10)
Diggers’ Rest Tararu & Road *Richard WILLETT, named at this hotel 1876 ER (2) and in 1875 Street Directory. (16) *David Simson: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Donegal Arms Abraham Street *1873 StDir: J Senior, Publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: John Dooley residing at hotel. (16)
*James Clark: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence (4)
*Jas Senior: Years include 1873 (8)
*John Dooley: Years unknown
(10)
Duke of Edinburgh Hotel Grey Street
(Near cnr of Grey & Queen Street)

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*Sheehan & Dodd. Duke of Edinburgh Hotel.Wharf, Shortland (Mining Map 1860's Advert) (7)
*
1873 StDir: C E Dod, publican. (16)
*
1894 StDir: Thos Enwright & John Johnson living at Hotel. (16)
*NP.
Grey River Argus 17 June 1886: Drowned. June 16. An old resident of the Thames named C. E. Dodd, licencee of the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, was drowned on Tuesday off the shortland embankment.(4)
*P Sheehan: Years unknown (8, ?is this David Sheehan)
*Sheehan & Dodd: Year unknown
(7)
*David Sheehan: Licence 30/6/1868 (lic to 12 o'clock)
(5) and renewal advertised SC 23/4/1868
David Sheehan: Licence 30/6/1869 (lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*
C E Dodd: Years unknown, includes 1873 (4, 16)
Empire or Empire Hotel Owen Street *1873 StDir: Hotel in Owen Street, J Devin, publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Wm Wallace Wallis residing at hotel, ?occupation. (16)
*1876 ER, Residence of JAMES DEVIN
(2)
*Confusion whether there are 2 hotels at Grahamstown end with same name, 2 licences at same time suggest there is Empire and Empre Hotel. At this stage the details are combined.
*
1892 to 1903 StDir: have Mrs Kates as Boarding housekeeper, naming place as Empire Hotel or Empire Boarding house, Owen Street. ?whether the boardinghouse and hotel were separate. (16)
*
1892 StDir: R P Hollis named at this hotel, ?occupation. (16)
*
1894 StDir: John Ross Shield named at the hotel, ?occupation. (16)
*J Devin: Years unknown (8)
*William Wallace Wallis: Licence 30/6/1868 & 30/6/1869 (lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*
James Denin: Licence 30/6/1869 Grahamstown (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5) (?this is James DEVIN)
European Hotel Brown Street
(East Side, Between Cochrane & Albert St)
1873-73 St Directory: Charles/Chas Leslie Manuel named at this hotel, ?publican. (16) *John Runge: Licence 30/6/1869 (lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
*
C L Manuel: Years include 1873-5 (8, 16)
Excelsior Pollen Street, By Karaka Bridge *1873 StDir: Hotel listing in Pollen Street, no publican named. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Geo Burdett residing at Hotel, ?assume he is publican. (16)
*GEORGE BURDETT in residence 1876 ER.
(2)
*Adam Orr: Years unknown (8)
*
G Burdett: Probable years include 1873-75. (16)
Exchange Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(East side, Between Richmond & Willoughby St)

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*Exchange Hotel, Shortland.Henry N Abbott, Proprietor. (Mining Map 1860's Advert).(7)
*
1873 StDir: Thomas Garrett, publican. (16)
*1876 ER, residence of THOMAS GARRETT.
(2)
*
1875-1891 StDir: Thomas Garrett Hotelkeeper/Publican in Pollen St,?whether all these years at the Exchange Hotel. (16)
*
1892-1898 StDir: Robert Guthrie named at Exchange Hotel. ?Probable Publican. (16)
*
1899-1903 StDir: W Clark residing at Hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
1903 StDir: Wm Edwd McKay named at hotel. (16)
*
Closed on 31/5/1951, one of 6 Hotels which ceased business by order of the Licensing Control Commission. (8)
*Thos Garrett: Years include 1873 to ?1891. (8, 16)
*
R Guthrie: ?Publican Years include 1892-1898. (16)
*Henry N Abbott: Years unknown
(7)
?Name: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
Fountain Pollen Street, Grahamstown end
(North end, cnr Pollen & Campbell St)
*This hotel was built in an elongated shape, to allow for more bar space. (Ref 10)
*
1873 StDir: M Hogan, publican. (16)
*M Hogan: Years include 1870-3 (8, 16)
Michael Hogan: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence
(4)
George Pollen Street, Grahamstown end *No further info has yet been found, to confirm whether there were 2 George Hotel's, one in Owen Street & one in Pollen Street. This could be a confusion over road frontages/back and front entrances. Isdale (3) has location Owen and Pollen Street.
*1873 StDir: Address is Pollen Street, R Richards, publican
(16)
*William Hugh Brown: Licence 30/6/1868 & 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*R Richards: Year unknown (8)
Glasgow Arms Pollen Street, Shortland end *1873 StDir: address Pollen Street, no publican named. (16)
*
1876 ER, residence of CHARLES BUTTERWORTH (2)
*J B Glasson: Years unknown (8)
Glasgow Arms Tararu Road   *William John Clements: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence (4)
Globe Rolleston Street
(West side, cnr Rolleston & Sealey St)
*1873 StDir: W Shaw, publican. (16)
*1876 ER, residence of ROBERT VINCENT.Robt is in 1875 StDir at this hotel.
(2, 16)
*W Shaw: Years unknown (8)
*Robert Vincent: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
*William Vincent: Years unknown
(10)
Golden Age Brown Street
(?Waiotahi Creek)
*1873 StDir: Address is Waiotahi Creek and publican is Albert Butler.Also in residence 1875. (16)
*1876 ER there is a GOLDEN AGE HOTEL, Waiotahi Creek, in residence ALBERT BUTLER.
(2)
*
1886 StDir: a T Clarke is residing at Golden Age Waiotahi, many other listings (over many years) for Thomas Clark as a publican of Tararu, but hotel not given. (16)
*A Butler: Years include 1873-6 (16)
*H Phillips: Years unknown
(8)
*Reuben Harris: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence
(4)
Golden Fleece Williamson Street 1873 St Directory: B C Hayles, publican. (16) *B C Hayles: Years unknown (8)
*Robert Ralph: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence
(4)
Governor Bowen Owen Street

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*The Governor Bowen. Family and Commercial Hotel. W Wooley, Proprietor (Mining Map 1860's Advert).(7)
Adverts in SC newspaper: Plunge and Shower baths available.(4)
*
1873 StDir: address Owen Street, H Anthony, publican. (16)
*
1892 StDir:George Ebert living at Hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
1894 to 1903 StDir: Back entrance address of Hotel, given as Pollen Street, Right side from Burke Street. No publican named. 1894 H R Wathen, living at hotel.(16)
*
1896-8 StDir: H J Syms living at hotel. (16)
*
1899-1903 StDir: R C Speer, living at the hotel. (16)
*
1903 StDir: Jas Spiers Shanks living at the hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
1906 StDir: Fredk Cowling residing at Hotel, previously listed at Governor Ferguson & Imperial Hotels. ?Here as publican. (16)
*Joseph Mulligan: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5). SC 23/4/1868 renewal of licence (4)
*William Wooley: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*
A Anthony: Years unknown (8) (Initial also given as H in ref 16)
Governor Ferguson Tararu Road "Stood beside the Shellback Creek under the site of the old Maori pa Pukehinau" (10)
Named after Sir James Ferguson, Governor of NZ 1873-4.
*1892-94 StDir: Mrs E B Percy is named at the hotel, previous years she is named as a hotelkeeper at Hape road (hotel not stated). Assume she has the licence?
(16)
*
1896-8 StDir: Fredk Tetley living at hotel. (16)
*1899-1903 StDir: Fred Cowling residing at hotel, ?publican.
(16)
*J Rae: Years unknown (10)
*
Mrs James: Years unknown (10)
*
E B Percy: ?Publican 1892-4. (16)
*
F Cowling: ?1899-1903 (16)
Graham Hotel Tararu & Road

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*SC 18/2/1870, mentioned as being operating for a meeting, no names given.(4)
*It was a two-storey hotel built and owned by Robert Graham, the developer of Grahamstown and Tararu. There was a severe storm that severly damaged the hotel and area; as a consequence he moved the hotel to Waiwera. (
Ref 6)
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*Robert Graham: Years unknown (6)
Grahamstown Owen Street

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*Grahamstown Hotel.  C Davidson, Proprietor Comfortable quarters for Commercial Men or Visitors to the Thames.(Mining Map 1860's Advert) (7)
*SC Newspaper, many entries 1869-70 for sale of Hotel (17 rooms on large allotment, with 14 yrs left on lease. SC 2/9/1870 Charles Davidson of Grahamstown Hotel bankrupt
(4)
*
1873 StDir: has J Senior & J Uncles at this hotel. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Charles Davidson, residing at hotel, ?in what capacity. (16)
*J Uncles: Years unknown (8)
*Charles Davidson: Years unknown. Bankrupt 1870 (4)
Grand Junction Golden Crown Street *SC 24/3/1874 Grand Junction hotel and adjoining store burnt to the ground. Owned by G Ehrenfried, landlord Mr Burdett.
*SC 9/2/1875 Mr George Burdett's son aged 1yr died, residence given as the Hotel. (4)
*G. Burdett: Years  include 1875 (16)
Griffin's Shamrock Grahamstown (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *Peter Griffin: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Half Way House Tararu Road 1873 St Directory:has J Ferguson, Publican (16) *John Ferguson: Years unknown (10)
Harbour View Beach Road   *John Henry Ziegler: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (Grahamstown) (5)
Harbour View Tararu & Road 1873 St Directory: Address Tararu, Publican is E Rogers. (16) *Edward Rogers: Years unknown (10)
Harp of Erin Grahamstown (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *Robert Ralph: Licence 30/6/1869 (Publican's Bush Licences) (5)
Harp and Shamrock Grahamstown Recorded as abode for JOHN WILLIAMS in 1876 Electoral Roll (2)  
Hazelbank Hotel Brown Street
(East Side, Between Cochrane & Albert St)
SC 1/11/1872, mention made of its existence, no names given.(4)  
Hibernia Shortland   *James Kelly: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*
James Brien BUCKLEY: SC 19/3/1870 Bush License (4)
Hope Brown Street   *A Gillan: Years unknown (8)
Imperial Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(East side, Cnr Sealey & Pollen St)
*On old maps, opposite location is marking for OLD IMPERIAL.
"Famous for its speciality drinks, was one the oldest hotels in central Pollen Street. Situated on the corner of Sealey Street, it was later moved by timberjack and wedged across Pollen Street to its present position" (Ref 10)
*
1869 ER: residence of William Clements & John O'Hagan (14)
*
1873 StDir: E Morrow, publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Wm Clement, Thos Rayson & John O'Hagan residing at Hotel. (16)
*
1892 StDir: Michael Fallon residing at Hotel. ?occupation. (16)
*
1894 StDir: Fred Cowling, residing at Hotel (16)
*
1896-1903 StDir: Mrs F Constant residing at hotel, ?status. (16)
*
1899-1903 StDir: W Constant at Imperial Hotel, ?publican. W J Constant is at many hotels and over several years. (16)
*
1903-06 StDir: Albt Palmer Douslin, residing at hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
One of 6 Hotels that continued trading after 31/5/1951, following a Licensing Commission review. (8) Still operating today.
*William Clements: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
*E Morrow: Years unknown
(8)
*O'Hagan: Years unknown
(10)
*
Rayson: Years unknown (10)
*
A P Douslin: ?1903-6 (16)
Imperial Crown Tararu & Road *SC 19/7/1870. For sale notice: "IMPERIAL CROWN HOTEL, TARARU. The lease for Two Years of this New and Commodius Hotel, which is situated next to the Wharf."
*SC 6/6/1874, hotel mentioned in report of a severe storm that damaged Grahamstown Wharf.(4)
*1876 ER: residence of THOMAS TURNBULL.
(2)
*
1873 StDir:Address is Imperial Crown Hotel at Tararu, publican is B B Harper. (16)
*G M Lucker: Years unknown (8)
G W Tucker (Ref 10, ?same person)
*
B B Harper: Years unknown. (16)
Jetty Brown Street 1873 St Directory: J Regan, publican. (16) *J Regan: Years unknown, includes 1873. (16)
Junction Hotel Pollen Street, Grahamstown end *Still Operating.
*1873 StDir: W Burton, publican. (16)
*1876 ER: WILLIAM BURTON in residence (2)
*1894 to 1898 StDir: have W Burton in residence, Not stated but assume he is still publican. (16)
*
1899-1903 StDir: Alfd Rogers at hotel, ?publican. (16)
*W Burton: Years unknown, includes 1869 to 1898 (16)
*William Burton: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*
A Rogers: ?Publican 1899-1903. (16)
Junction Tararu & Road No further information to date. Jeremiah Dove: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Karaka or Karaka Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end (&/or at Karaka Creek) *The 1868 License said KARAKA HOTEL, so ?same as KARAKA at Pollen Street.
*1873 StDir: H Bush, Publican, address Pollen Street. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Hy Bush in residence, assume he is still publican. (16)
*Some references for Karaka Hotel at Karaka Creek, and others for Pollen Street, given Karaka Creek route, then they could be the same hotel, although duplicate licence info is confusing.
Henry Bush: Years unknown, includes 1873-5 (8, 16)
Henry Gillett: SC 23/4/1868 Licence renewal Karaka Creek
(4)
Henry Gillott: Licence 30/6/1868 & 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
Kauaeranga Hotel Kauaeranga Valley, Thames

Richard Barker who had the License 1925-34 was the son of John Barker and Maria nee Bach. When he died in 1934, his wife Mary Elizabeth Alice nee Gartery took over the Hotel.
Built 1880's, closed 1945. Burnt down twice and rebuilt.
(Click on link for full article at THE TREASURY)
*J L Stevens: 1882
*F C Stevens:1885-1909
*J A Miller: 1915-18
*D Conrick: 1918-23
*E McPike: 1923-25
*E H Guillett: 1925
*R Barker: 1925-34
*Mary Barker: 1935-43
*L Ward: 1944-45
(ref: Berry 2007)
Kuranui Hotel Tararu Road (Kuranui Stream)

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*1873 StDir: R H Thomas listed at the hotel. In 1875 Full name given Robert Hugh Thomas.(16)
*1876 ER: residence of ROBERT HUGH THOMAS.
*Due to the closeness to the Kuranui and several other mines; it was popular with miners changing shifts.
(Ref 10)
*Henry Carroll: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
*Samuel Straw: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*
Robert Hugh Thomas: Years include ?1873-6. (10)
Lady Bowen Brown Street
(East Side, Between Williamson & Albert St)
*1873 StDir: W Mahoney, publican. (16)
*
1899-1903 StDir: Back entrance of Lady Bowen Hotel given as Davy Street, Right side from Williamson Street). (16)
*
1892-1903 StDir: John/J/Jno Fogarty at Lady Bowen Hotel. ?Publican. (16)
*
Technically closed on 31/5/1951, one of 6 Hotels which ceased business by order of the Licensing Control Commission. The building ceased to be used as the hotel but the licence and name transferred to the Park Hotel. (8)
"Now used as the Sunkist Backpackers Lodge" (Ref 10)
*Catherine P Mulligan: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (Ref 5)
*W Mahoney: Years unknown (8)
*
Fred Robinson: After W Mahoney (10)
*
J Fogarty: ?Publican, Years include 1892-1903 (16)
Lisburn (City of Lisbon) Tararu & Road *1873 StDir: Address is Tararu and publican is T Clarke. (16)
*1876 ER: residence of LOUIS EHRENFRIED.
(2)
*T Clarke: Year unknown (Ref 8)
Liverpool & Belfast Owen Street *1873 StDir: Address is Owen Street and James Baker, publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: James Baker in residence. (16)
*1876 ER: Golden Crown street, residence of JAMES BAKER
(2)
*James Baker: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5) Years: include 1869-1876. (16)
*
J Dooley: Year unknown (8)
London Tararu (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *George McDonald: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Long Drive Owen Street *SC 22/11/1869, "The Lease and Goodwill of the Long Drive Hotel at Grahamstown, for sale"
*SC 12/10/1872, Courtcase involving Ellen Kane incl claims she was licencee, evidence given by Mrs Murphy who claimed to be owner.(4)
*
1873 StDir: R Richards, publican. (16)
*W Richards: Year unknown (8)
*Frank Towers: Licence 30/6/1869 (Publican's Bush Licences)
(5)
Melbourne Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(West Side, between Willoughby & Grey St)
 (Grey River Argus NP 26/7/1872) Destoyed by fire, ??was it rebuilt/
1873 St Directory: H Harrison, publican. (16)
1875 St Directory: Thos Smith named at hotel. (16)
*Isaac Abraham Harrison: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
*H Harrison: Years unknown, includes 1873
(8, 16) (?is this Isaac named above)
*Tom Smith: Years unknown
(10)
Metropolitan Owen Street *1873 StDir: Address is Queen Street and J O'Halloran, publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: John Browne lving at hotel, ?publican. (16)
*J O'Halloran: Years unknown (8)
*
J Browne: ?Publican 1875 (16)
Miners Rest Hape Road/Creek
(South side Hape between Rolleston & Augustus St)
*SC 6/6/1871, "An inquest upon the body of the son of Mr Grove was held yesterday at the Miners' Rest Hotel, Hape." (4)
*
1875 StDir: Thomas Dare at Hotel, ?publican. (16)
*1876 ER: residence of THOMAS DARE.
(2)
*Thomas Dare: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
T Dare: Years include 1869-1876? (16)
Moanataiari Corner of Golden Crown & Haven Street, Grahamstown, Thames *1869 ER: residence of George Spray, address Grahamstown (14)
*
1873 StDir: Address is Golden Crown Street and F O'Dowd, publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Geo Spray living at hotel, (16)
*George Spray: Licence 30/6/1868 & 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5). SC 23/4/1868 Renewal of Lic to George Spray (hotel not stated).(4)
*
Francis O'Dowd: Years unknown. (16)(17)
Munster Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(West side, near cnr Pollen & Richmond St)
*SC 16/3/1869, An Auckland Volunteers meeting was held at the hotel (4)
*
1873 StDir: Carroll Nash, publican. (16)
*Carrol Nash: Years include 1869-1873 (Ref 8)
Carroll Nash: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(Ref 5)
New Caledonia Hotel Grey Street

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*1873 StDir: Caledonia Hotel, Mackay Street, publican G H Hagin. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Geo Hy Hagin named at Caledonia Hotel. (16)
*1875 StDir: Hugh Murdoch is named at CALEDONIAN HOTEL, Grahamstown
.(16.  Not sure of this hotel/site)
*George Henry Hagin: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
G H Hagin: Years include 1869-?1875. (16)
George Hogan
(10) (?this is same person as above HAGIN)
Newton Shortland (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *Sarah Newton: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
Northumberland Mackay Street   *John Love: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*Esther Love: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
Nil Desperandum Albert Street *SC 30/11/1870, Hotel for sale: Full description given. Two storey building, dining room, kitchen capable of cooking for 100, plus 5 roomed cottage in Brown St.
*SC 13/10/1875, Barman charged with stealing, Charles F Quint employer (4)
*
1873 StDir: J C Young, publican. (16)
*J C Young: Years unknown (10)
*
C F Quint: includes 1875 (16)
Occidental Grahamstown No further info has yet been found  
Old House at Home Tararu & Road No further info has yet been found  
Pacific Hotel Brown Street
( West side, cnr Brown & Albert St)

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*Adjacent to Academy of Music. The Pacific Hotel. Wharf Street, Grahamstown. The above hotel is second to none in the colonies for comfort or convenience. Billiards. Baths. Night Porter.Charles Curtis, Proprietor (Mining Map 1860's Advert). (7)
*
1873 StDir: C Curtis, publican. (16)
*1876 ER: residence of CHARLES WALTER CURTIS.
(2)
*
1886 StDir: C W Curtis, hotel keeper at Pacific Hotel. (16)
*
1892-94 StDir: Hy I Nation named at this hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
1896-1903 StDir: Wm Woodward named at hotel, ?occupation. (16)
*
1903 StDir: Mrs Eunice Winter living at the hotel, ?occupation. (16)
*
1906 StDir: George Wallace, Ppr. (16)
*Chas/Charles Curtis: Years include 1869-1886 (8, 16)
Charles Curtis: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*
W Woodward: After Charles Curtis (10)
*
H I Nation: ?Publican years 1892-94. (16)
*
G Wallace: Years unknown includes 1906. (16)
Pembroke Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(East Side, Between Willoughby & Grey St)
*Frederick Cook, Proprietor. Pembroke Hotel.(Late of the Masonic Hotel, North Shore, Auckland)Commercial Gentleman and others visiting Shortland will find this hotel second to none in the district. The Wines and Spirits are of the best brands, specially selected by the proprietor.(Mining Map 1860's Advert) (7)
*
1873 StDir: R Vincent, publican. (16)
*T Barnett: Years unknown (8)
*Robert Vincent: Years unknown, includes 1873 (SC NP 11/6/1873)
(4)
*Frederick Cock: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
Post Office Rolleston Street
(North end, west side, by Court Street)
*1873 ER: J T Edwards, publican. (16)
*1876 ER: residence of SAMUEL ENSOR.
(2)
*
1894-8 StDir: Carl Temm, named at hotel, ?occupation. (16)
*
1899-1903 StDir: William Morrison named at the hotel, ?Publican. (16)
*
Closed on 31/5/1951, one of 6 Hotels which ceased business by order of the Licensing Control Commission. (8)
*J T Edwards: Years unknown (Ref 8)
*
W Morrison: ? Publican Years include 1899-1903 (16)
Prince Albert Grahamstown (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *Francis O'Dowd: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (Ref 5)
Prince Alfred Coromandel Street
(South side, cnr Coromandel St & Tararu Rd

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*SC 23/4/1868 new license subject to approval of accomodation, at Waiotahi.(4)
*
1873 StDir: Samuel Neale is publican, address of Hotel is Tararu. Also present 1875 Directory, occupation not included. (16)
*Thomas Muir & James Sullivan: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*Sam Neale: Years include 1873-5. (8)
Prince Arthur Mackay Street *SC 12/6/1869, mining meeting held at hotel. (4)
*
1873 StDir: C North, publican. (16)
*1876 ER: residence of ANDREW KERR.
(2)
*Caroline North: Years unknown (8)
*Andrew Kerr: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
Prince Imperial Williamson Street *SC 13/5/1870, "Prince Imperial Hotel, Tararu, Conducted by Mrs Vercoe" "This beautifully -situated house has been openeded as a TEMPERANCE HOTEL. Ladies, gentleman and families accomodated with first-class Private Board and Residence, on reasonable terms" (4)
*
1873 StDir: has B Vercoe, publican address Tararu and D Barry, publican address Williamson Street. (16) (?was it shared or diferrent times/places)
*David Barty: Years unknown (8)
*Mrs Vercoe: Years unknown
(4)
Provincial Hotel Queen Street
(East side, between Albert & Cochrane St. north of the old Courthouse)
*1873 StDir: Joseph Williams, publican. Also named here in 1892, but occupation not stated. (16)
*
1894 StDir: W Woodward named as living at hote, ?occupation. (16)
*A Byers: Year unknown (8)
*Patrick Burke: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence
(5)
*
J Williams: Yearsinclude 1873 to ?1892. (16)
Punga Flat Punga Flat (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *James Roulston: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Queens Hotel Queen Street
(East side, cnr Queen & Albert St)

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*Formerly "Queen's Head"
*1873 StDir: Charles Burton, publican.In 1875 Directory W Burton & Geo Cassin, in residence (16)
*
1892 StDir: R S Brown at Hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
1894 StDir: Patrick O'Brien named at hotel. (16)
*
1896 St Dir: William Bright at Hotel, ? Publican. (16)
*
1899-1906 StDir: J T Inglis/Jas Thorpe Inglis named at the Hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
Closed on 31/5/1951, one of 6 Hotels which ceased business by order of the Licensing Control Commission. (8)
*Chas (Charles) Burton: Years include 1873-5 (8, 16)
*
R S Bowne: ?publican 1892 (16)
*
W Bright: ?Publican 1896. (16)
*
J T Inglis: ?Publican 1899-1906 (16)
Railway Terminus Hotel Mackay Street
(East side of Mackay St, Between Grey & Fenton St)
Built in hope Railway would end here  
Rainbow Hotel Moanatairi Creek

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*SC 29/12/1869. "On Sunday night information was given to the police that a sudden death had occurred at Moanataiari..just above the Rainbow Hotel" (Miner was Edward Welsh) (4)  
Reef Shortland (Maybe Reefers Arms, ref from 1868 Licences). SC 23/4/1868 an application was refused for James Thomas Edwards, house to be called Reef Hotel, at the Junction of the Karaka.(4) *James Thomas Edwards: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Reefers Arms Hotel Punga Flat (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *George Burdet: Licence 30/6/1869 (Publicans Bush Licences) (5)
Rising Sun Hotel Golden Crown Street
(Cnr Golden Crown  & Haven St)
*SC 23/4/1868 new license subject to approval of accomodation, at Waiotahi.(4)
*
1873 StDir: W Keyes, publican. Named as resident here in 1875. (16)
*W Keys: Years unknown (8) Spelt KEYES in Ref 10
*George Burdett & Philip O'Conner: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
George Burdet: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
Rob Roy Parawai *1/4 mile from present racecourse.
*1873 StDir: John Flett, publican. (16)
*
1883-1894 StDir: John Flett at Rob Roy Hotel, not always named as publican, but looks probable. (16)
*1876 ER: names at this hotel are: FREDERICK WATKINS and JOHN FLETT.
(2)
*
1896 ROB ROY Hotel in Waihi was built and Mr John Flett transferred the name and Licence to that hotel. ? Whether the Parawai ROB ROY hotel then closed or if someone else took it over under a new name. (18)
*John Flett: Years likely to include 1873 to 1894. (8, 16)
*James McGregor: Licence 30/6/1869 (Publican's Bush Licenses)
(5)
Rose and Crown Hotel   (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *Richard Blencoew & John Gordon: Licence 30/6/1869 (Publican's Bush Licences) (5)
Royal Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(West Side, between Willoughby & Grey St)
*SC 23/4/1868 new license subject to approval of accomodation, at Waiotahi Flat to Samuel Stevenson.(??which ROYAL HOTEL) (4)
*
1873 StDir: Royal Hotel, Pollen Street, William Ford, publican. (16)
*Samuel Stephenson: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*William Ford: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
Wm Ford: Years unknown (8)
*Mr Howard: Years unknown (3)
Royal Hotel Williamson Street
(North side, cnr Williamson & Owen St)

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*Built about 1905, on same site as Theatre Royal & Café which was burnt down in 1903

*
Closed on 31/5/1951, one of 6 Hotels which ceased business by order of the Licensing Control Commission. (8) (Royal Hotel closed, assume it is this one, but due to multinames, requires checking)
*Rudolf Moeller in charge Royal Hotel, previously Theatre Royal, ?which years. (10)
Theatre Royal Hotel & Café Williamson Street
(North side, cnr Williamson & Owen St)

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*The Theatre Royal Hotel, and Café.This popular Theatre is crowded nightly and is unquestionably the only legitimate Temple of the Drama in the District. Tragedy, Comedy, Drama, Opera, Burlesque, and Farce (see Bills of the day).Stalls, 5s; Boxes, 2s; Pit, 1s. No half-price.(Mining Map 1860's Advert) (7)
Built 1869, burnt down 14 July 1903. Rebuilt as THEATRE ROYAL about 1905.
*1875 St Directory: Rudolph Moeller is at Royal Hotel, Owen St.
(16, ?he is referenced at "new" Royal Hotel as well)
*
1896-98 StDir: John Morrison named at Royal Hotel. (16)
*1899-1903 StDir: W J Bray at Royal Hotel, Owen Street, ?publican.
(16)
*Henry Gillett: Year unknown
*John Bennett: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*
W J Bray: ?publican 1899-1903 (16)
Royal Hotel Tararu Road *1873 StDir: Royal Hotel, Tararu, M Vaughan publican. (16) (?this or another of the Royal hotels.)
*1875 StDir: C Berry residing at hotel, ?publican. (16)
*1876 ER: at ROYAL DUKE HOTEL, Tararu Creek is living CHARLES WALLACE. (?same hotel or another). Also ROYAL HOTEL, Tararu in 1876 Electoral Roll, residence of MATTHEW VAUGHAN.
*1892-5 StDir: C Berry living at hotel, ?publican.
(16)
(Please be aware of multi Royal hotels, these references have stated address as Tararu, so assume they are not the Owen St hotel/s)
*M Vaughan: Year unknown, ?1873-6 (8, 16)
*Robert J Davidson: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
*
T C Bell: ?publican 1892 (16)
Royal Oak (District Homes) Tararu & Road No further info has yet been found  
Salutation Mary Street *One of 6 Hotels that continued trading after 31/5/1951, following a Licensing Commission review. (8) Still operating today.
*1873 StDir: Andrew Dunn, publican.
(16)
*
1875 StDir: Alex Mill named at the hotel, ?occupation. (16)
*1876 ER: residence of ANDREW DUNN.
(2)
*
1883-1903 StDir: C/Charles/Chas Buckland residing at hotel, would assume he is publican during these years. (16)
*R G Bellers: Years unknown (8)
*
Alex Mill: Years unknown (10)
*
A Dunn: Years unknown, include 1873-6. (16)
*
C Buckland: Years include 1883-1903 (16)
Saracen's Head Pollen Street, Shortland end
(East side, between Mary & Sealey St)
*1873 StDir: P Bonfield, publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Wm Shaw living at the hotel. (16)
*P Bonfield: Years unknown (8)
*William Shaw: Years unknown
(10)
Scotia Hotel Brown Street *1873 StDir: Alexander Gillan, publican. (16)
*
1875-1880 StDir: Alex Gillan At Scotia Hotel or named as Publican in Brown St, ?will be at Scotia hotel. (16) 1875 Directory also has Thos Haywood residing at Scotia Hotel.
*1876 ER: residence of ALEXANDER GILLAN.
(2)
*A Jacobs: Year unknown (8)
*Alexander Gillan: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*
A Gillan: Years include 1869-?1880. (16)
Shellback Hotel Tararu Road SC 10/4/1873 - Shellback Hotel destroyed by a suspicious fire. Proprietor was Mrs Sawyer. (See EVENT page for more info)

1873 to 1888 Street Directories Mrs Mary Ann Sawyer listed as publican, Tararu/Rd, all these years could be at this hotel. (16)
*Thomas Nixon: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*
J Brebner: ?1875 (16)
*
M A Sawyer (16) or M A Sayer (8): Years unknown
Shakespear (Shakespeare) Grahamstown *1875 StDir: Edwd Hogan named at this Hotel. (16)
*1876 ER: SHAKESPEARE HOTEL, Owen Street, Grahamstown, residence of EDWARD HOGAN.
(2)
*Edward Hogan: Licence 30/6/1869  (Lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
E Hogan: Years inlcude 1869 to ?1876. (16)
Shortland or Butts American Hotel & Theatre Grey Street
(North side, cnr of Grey & Pollen St)

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*SC 18/12/1867, notice of new hotel.(4)
*Hub of Shortland in early days. Shortland Hotel, and American Theatre.John Butt, Proprietor (Mining Map 1860's Advert).
(7)
*1
873 StDir: John Butt, publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Wm Walsh living at hotel. (16)
*1876 ER: names given for for living at this hotel: WILLIAM WALSH and JOHN BUTT
(2)
*
1890-1903 StDir: P/Patrick Sullivan at the hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
Closed on 31/5/1951, one of 6 Hotels which ceased business by order of the Licensing Control Commission. (8)
*Capt John Butt: Years unknown (8)
John Butt: Licence 30/6/1868 & 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5). SC 23/4/1868 Renewal of Lic to John Butt.(4)
*
Pat Sullivan: Publican Years include 1890-1903. (16)(17)
Matt Moran: Last years hotel was open (17)
Shotover Hotel Tararu Road (Shotover Stream) *SC 2/11/1869, an accident victim was treated at the hotel (Nixon's).
*SC 5/3/1870, Mr Nixon named as landlord in relation to a courtcase.(4)
*
1873 StDir: Address is Kurunui and Thomas Nixon, publican. Thos Nixon still at hotel 1875(16)
*1876 ER: residence of JOHN ENDEAN.
*Thomas Nixon: Years include 1869-1875. (8, 16)
Stafford Brown Street *SC 3/12/1869, mining documents held at Stafford Hotel.
*SC 6/3/1871, Marriage at hotel, "Robert Noble, to Miss Annie Hunter, both of Grahamstown." (4)
*
1873-5 StDir: Wm/William McCloughan/McCloughen named at hotel. (16)
*James Malachi Atkinson: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*
W McClough(i)(e)(a)n: Years include 1873-5. (8, 10, 16)
Star Karaka *1869 ER: residence of James Thomas Edwards (14)
*
1875 StDir: Jas Thos Edwards at Star Hotel, Shortland. ?Is he publican. (16)
*James Thomas Edwards: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Steam Packet Hotel Grey Street   *Joseph Francis Fitzpatrick: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Stephenson’s Marine Hotel Beach Road
(Southside, cnr Williamson St & Beach Rd)
On site of Commodore Hotel  
Tararu Tararu & Road *SC 19/7/1870. For sale notice: "Allotment 629, The Tararu Hotel, Mr Nolan, let to Mr Whitson at £75 per annum" (4)
*
1873-75 StDir: J/Jacob Jung at hotel, 1875 named as Publican at Tararu. (16)
*1876 ER: residence of JACOB JUNG.
(2)
*J Jung: Years include 1873-6 (8, 16)
Tararu Wharf Tararu & Road No further info has yet been found  
Temperance Brown Street (??could this be PRINCE IMPERIAL, Mrs Vercoe describes her hotel as TEMPERANCE.)
*1892-1906 StDir: Jacob/J Alloway/Allaway is residing at Temperance Hotel, Left side from Williamson St, assume he is publican. Other matches under ALLAWAY, at Boarding house Brown St from 1873. (16. ?Was his hotel previously a boarding house, or did he move 1892)
*1903 StDir: Autridge's Temperance Hotel, no names or address given.
(16)
*J Alloway: Years include 1892-1906 (16)
Thames Hotel Grey Street *1873 StDir: W Rose, publican. (16)
*
1892-94 StDir: W J Constant is at this hotel, ?as publican. (16)
*William Rose: Licence 30/6/1868 & 30/6/1869 (lic to 12 o'clock).(5) SC 23/4/1868 Lic renewal to William Rose.(4)
*
Wm J Contant: ?1892-1894 (16)
The Hape Hape Road/Creek
(Cnr Hape Road & The Terrace)
  *Joseph Buckley: Licence 30/6/1869 (lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
The Court Hotel Grahamstown ??is this Courthouse Hotel *Renke Luks: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence (4)
Una Company (or Grahams) Karaka Road/Creek
(cnr Karaka Road & Rolleston St)
*Took its name from the Una Hill & Battery, which was named by Mr Gibbons, after his daughter Miss Una Gibbons. (11)
*
1873 StDir: Address is Rolleston Street and publican is John McMullun. (16)
*J McMueller or McMuller or McMullan: Years unknown (8, 16)
Union Owen Street *Archives Auckland: ref for Michael O'connor aplying for publicans Licence 17 June 1873 (Union Hotel, Grahamstown) (15)
*
1873 StDir: J Hall, publican. (16)
*Robert Grinter: Licence 30/6/1869 (Publican's Bush Licences) (5)
*
John Hall: Year unknown, includes 1873 (8, 16)
*Michael O'Connor: 1873
(15)
Victoria(n) Karaka Road/Creek &/or Pollen Street
(?confusion over exact address in some books, was it on Karaka Creek, Pollen Street as E. Rolls suggest.)
*SC 18/12/1867, notice of extensive renovations and new accomodation, J Mulligan, Shortland.
*SC 13/11/1868, "The lease of the Victoria Hotel, Shortland. This valuable property is situated in Pollen-street, next to Barnett's Restaurant; it is comfortable and commodious, and commands an excellent business." (4)
*1869 ER: residence of James Kelly, address Pollen Street, Thames.
(14)
*
1875 StDir: Jas Kelly at Victoria Hotel. (16)
*1876 ER: residence of EDWARD JOHN ANGROVE. Also VICTORIA Hotel, Pollen Street, residence of JAMES KELLY.
(2)
*J Mulligan: 1867 (4)
*James Kelly: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock).
(5)  SC 23/4/1868 Renewal of Lic to James Kelly.(4)
J Kelly: Years include 1868 to 1876. (16)
Waiotahi Hotel Golden Crown Street
(Cnr Golden Crown St & Burke St)
*SC 15/8/1870, "Ellen English, of the Waiotahi Hotel was fined for keeping her house open after hours" (4)
*
1873 StDir: F Burke, publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Francis Joseph Fitzpatrick & Harry Mann both named at Waiotahi Hotel, Owen St. ?occupations. (16)
*SC 24/1/1876 Larrikins tried to break into the hotel.
(4)
*Patrick Burke: Licence 30/6/1868 & 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5). SC 23/4/1868 Renewal of Lic to Patrick Burke.
*Harry Mann: Years unknown (10)
Warwick Arms Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end *Est 1868. One of 6 Hotels that continued trading after 31/5/1951, following a Licensing Commission review. (8) No longer operating and building has been demolished, a car yard is now on the site.
*1873 StDir: Publicans given as Barnett & Stacey.
(16)
*
1875 StDir: Alex Barnett residing at Hotel. (16)
*
1892-1903 StDir: Listing is sometimes as Boardinghouse and as Hotel. In residence all the time is J B Mason/John Brooks Mason. (16)
*Alexander Barnett: Licence 30/6/1869 (lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
Barnett & Stacey: Years unknown (8)
*
J B Mason: Years ?include 1892 to 1903. (16)
Waterman's Arms Shortland (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *Henry Bush: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Wharf or Park Hotel Brown Street
(West side, cnr of Brown & Albert St)

(Click on Hotel name for picture)
*The Wharf Hotel was ferried across from Auckland, to quickly meet the needs of the goldfield.
Later traded as "The Lady Bowen".
The Wharf Hotel "became known as the Park Hotel in 1872 when the building was altered, then later the licence and name was taken from the Lady Bowen across the road. The original Lady Bowen is now the Sunkist Backapackers Lodge." (10)
*
1873 StDir: Address is Albert Street, W H Pearse is publican. (16)
*
1892 StDir: Chas Clark residing at Hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
1894 StDir: Ed/Edward Mcwilliam/s named at the hotel. (16)
*
1899-1903 StDir: J Kelly named at hotel, ?occupation. 1903 John Kelly is still here. (16)
*
1896-98 StDir: Thos Enright/Thomas Enwright at Wharf Hotel. ?Publican. (16)
*
Technically closed on 31/5/1951, one of 6 Hotels which ceased business by order of the Licensing Control Commission. The building remained open taking the licence of the Lady Bowen, and then operating by that name. No longer in operation, the building is now a private residence (8)
*William Pearce: Years unknown (10)
*
John Holmes: Licence 30/6/1869 (lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
Willoughby Wiloughby Street   *R D Brown: Years unknown (8)
*William Smith & Frederick Lyster: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
*Robert Samuel Brown: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
? Shortland (No specifics given in License) Samuel Brown: Licence 30/6/1868 (5)
? Shortland (No specifics given in License) Nathan Goldwater: Licence 30/6/1868 (5)
? Shortland (No specifics given in License) Charles Petschler: Licence 30/6/1868 (5)
? Shortland (No specifics given in License) Whitson & Co: Licence 30/6/1868 (5)
? Grahamstown Two Licenses Charles Davidson: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock) (Ref 5)
REFERENCES:
1. "1873-1973 Thames Borough Centenery" Souveneir Booklet, Thames Star
2. "1876-1877 ELECTORAL ROLL" NZSG Library NZ.ELE.515 fiche, Transcribed by Althea Barker
3.  "History of the River Thames NZ" by A M Isdale, 1967
4. Papers Past http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast
5. Publicans 1868 & 1869 names at Barb's website http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/PublicansBrewersEtc.htm
NB. While looking at Publicans lists, a few new hotels are included that were not previously mentioned in any literature, these are noted
6. "Robert Graham 1820-1885 An Auckland Pioneer" by George Cruikshank
7. "Thames Illustrated Mining Map" thanks to Auckland City Libraries Special collection
http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~althea/Thames_Illustrated_Mining_Map.html
8. "The Amazing Thames, The Story of the town and the famous Goldfield from which it grew" by John Grainger, 1951 A H Reed
9. "The Kauaeranga Valley" by A Berry 2007.
10. "Thames & the Coromandel Peninsula 2000 Years" by Zelma & John Williams.1994 Williams Publishers
11. "Thames: The First 100 Years" by William A Kelly. 1968 Thames Star Publishers
12. "Racing for Gold" by Johnny Williams. 1987 Williams Publishers
13. "Hotel Brian Boru" Website at http://www.hotelbrianboru.co.nz
14. 1869 Franklin Electoral Roll (Thames included), Transcribed by Althea Barker
15. Archives New Zealand, website catalogue at http://www.archway.co.nz
16. Summary of Street Directories, Transcribed by Althea Barker
17. "A Lucky Landing, the story of the Irish in New Zealand" by Anna Rogers. Random House 1996
18. Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 40, September 1996 online at http://www.ohinemuri.org.nz/search_ohinemuri_frames.htm
I have tried to match up correct names with hotels, given similarity of some names, apologies for any errors/mismatches made. Check originals where possible.
Publicans Licences are feld at Auckalnd Archives - to confirm details these SHOULD be CHECKED, I have not been able to acess this source todate
HOTELS of early THAMES compiled by Althea Barker  
LAST UPDATED 11 January 2010 - A WORK IN PROGRESS :)  
Intro: In the General info column are a references/information from different sources which apart from giving info on the hotel's; also serve to show when the hotel was operating. Mr Isdale's article on the 'Hotels of Thames' formed the basis to this list, and then I have attempted to source references to enlarge the picture. Bush Licences were different and may refer to different hotels. As always any extra information/corrections appreciated.
NB: There are multiple references for some items, I have tended to put the one that gave the most info. If no ref given, it is because it has been mentioned repeatedly in all sources.
PLEASE NOTE that several surnames given in differnet sources have similarities and could be spelling variants & NOT DIFFERENT PEOPLE
Locations: I have bracketed info with approx locations, a map is available online for several Hotels, via Treasury Journal article
 
KEY to abbreviations used: ER: Electoral Roll, StDir: Street Directory/'s, Lic: LICENCE, SC: Southern Cross Newspaper, NP: Newspaper
HOTELS of Early THAMES
Hotel Location General Info LICENCE DATES & KNOWN PUBLICANS/PROPRIETORS
Adlam Pollen Street, Shortland end No further info has yet been found  
Albion Pollen Street, Grahamstown end *1869 ER: residence of James McLeod, Willoughby Street, Thames (14)
*Listed in 1873 Chapman's Auckland StDir. Jas Mcleod & John O'Halloran, both named at hotel in 1875 directory. (16)
*James McGregor: (Albion Inn), Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*James McCleod: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
*Andrew Dunn: years unknown
(8)
Alexandra Rolleston Street No further info has yet been found  
All Nations Moanatairi Creek

(Click on hotel name for picture)
*Uncles & Delany's All Nations Hotel. Golden Crown Street, Grahamstown (Mining Map 1860's Advert) (7)
*1869 ER: residence of Matthew Delaney, address given as Tookey's Flat
(14)
*
Listed in StDir: M Delaney, publican, address Golden Crown Street.(16)
*
1875 StDir: Jas Sawyer Fitch named at All Nations Hotel. ?occupation. (16)
*
1892 StDir: Samuel Howard named at Hotel, ?occupation. (16)
*John Uncles: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*Uncles & Delaney: years unknown
(4)
*M Delaney: Years unknown
(10)
Alpine Tararu & Road *In operation 1867, at Tararu Junction (reports of a mining meeting held there, SC 11/1867).
*1876 ER: dwelling of RICHARD ROLLINS JOHNSON.(2)
 
Anchor Hotel Owen Street
(West side, Between Burke & Abraham St)
*SC 13/12/1871 wanted ad for a "First Class Cook" (4)
*Listed in 1873 StDir, John Cohen, Publican
(16)
*
1875 StDir: John Pollock named at hotel, ?as publican. (16)
*William Twohey: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
*J Cohen: years unknown
(8)
*
John Pollock: Years include 1873-5 (10, 16)
Ancient Briton Brown Street *1873 StDir, Adam Orr named, ?publican. (16) *F Martin: Years unknown (8)
*
A Orr: Years unknown (16)
Ballarat Pollen Street, Shortland end *SC 23/5/1876 mention of a death at the hotel located at Shortland. (4)
*
1873 StDir: J M Coote, publican. This matches with 1875 Directory where Jas M Coote is a publican, hotel not named.(16)
*J Coote: Years unknown, incl 1873 (16)
Bay View Hotel Beach Road "In Beach Road just along from Pah Store, the Bay View commanded a magnificent view." "Many years later the licence was transferred to the Bay View Hotel just across the Firth of Thames at Kaiaua." (Ref 10)
*
Hotel in 1873 StDir, address given as Richmond, Beach. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Hy Corning Richmond named at the hotel. (16)
*Henry C Richmond: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Bendigo Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(East side, Cnr Pollen & Willoughby St)

(Click on hotel name for picture)
"At one stage every pane of glass in the hotel was smashed by rival factions during the election of representatives on the Auckland Provincial Council" (Ref 10) The Hotel had a second storey added on.

*1869 ER: residence of James Henry Drabble
(14)
*
1873-75 StDir: Francis Lipsey residing at Hotel. (16)
*Arthur Swete: Licence renewal SC 23/4/1868 (5)
*Henry James Drabble: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*Hugh McIlhone ('The Cardinal'): Years unknown
(10)(17)
*J M Costello: Took over Licence from Hugh McIlhone, years unknown
(10)
*C Lipsey: Years unknown
(8, ?same as G or F)
*G & Frank Lipsey: early 1870's
(10)(17)
Black Forest Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(West Side, between Willoughby & Grey St)
Still operating 1872 when there was a major fire nearby (Grey River Argus NP 26/7/1872)
1869 Electoral Roll: residence of David McMasters (14)
*David McMasters: 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
David McMasters: Years include 1869 to 1875.
(8, 16)
Blue Post Karaka Road/Creek *1875 StDir: Hy Sallars at Blue Post Hotel. (16) *Henry Sellars: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence (4)
H Sallars/Sellars: Years include 1870-75. (4, 16)
Brian Boroi-nme Pollen Street, Grahamstown end *In the 1869 Franklin ER there is a hotel BRIAN BOIROIHNE at the Town of Hastings. This Could be Tapu, but could have been an address error?, given as residence of MICHAEL MULLIGAN (14)  
Brian Boru (Reefer'sArms) Pollen Street, Shortland end



(Click on hotel name for picture & further information)
*Established 1868. One of 6 Hotels that continued trading after 31/5/1951, following a Licensing Commission review. (8) Still Operating.
*Run by the Twohill family for many years.In
Racing for Gold, "Edmond and Kate Twohill, proprietors…Ed and Kate (as they were affectionately called)." " After Ed's death Kate took over the operation of the Brian Boru." "It was the end of an era at the Brian Boru Hotel on 27 April (1974) with the retirement of esteemed licensees, Ed and Sadie Twohill, who had carried on the family business which went back 106 years." Edmond was Ed's Grandfather.
*10 June 1905 there was a fire at the new Brian Boru (built 8 months before), 2 men died in the blaze.
"In 1868 Mr Twohill had the hotel built at a cost of 35,000 pounds, four generations of the Twohill family had run the Brian Boru Hotel from 1868 to 1874, a period of 106 years. In the 1920's two Miss Twohills (Florence and Violet) ran the hotel. Florence died in her 80's of natural causes and since she did not want to leave the hotel, she remains as one of our treasured resident ghosts, still keeping watch over the hotel."
(Brian Boru website Ref 13)
*
StDir: Ed Twohill 1873-1898, Mrs Kate Twohill 1899-1906.(16)
*E Twohill: 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Edmond Twohill: Years unknown to 1896 (deceased)
(12)
*Kate Twohill: Years unknown. Took over when husband Edmond died 1896.
(12)
*David and Jim (James) Twohill: Years unknown (Sons of Edmond, ?each were publican/worked at hotel)
*Jim took over hotel from his mother and when he died 1941 Violet ran the hotel.
(17)
*Misses Florence & Violet Twohill: 1920's
(13)
*Ed & Sadie Twohill:1950's
(17) till Retired 27/4/1974 (12)

(NB. Dates & names vary slightly with sources)
Bridge Inn Parawai *On Barretts road, just before you crossed the river at the old crossing, and opposite the Spencer gardens. (10)
*Observer NP 13/6/1891 "Professor Pannell, teacher of swimming, is now the proprietor of the Bridge Inn, Parawai, Thames" later that year 14/11/1891, it is reported in same paper, that the Professor is back in Auckland.
(4)
*Charlie Winder: Years unknown (10)
Britannia Hotel Shortland *1875 StDir: Thomas Summerton residing at hotel, occupation not stated. (16) *Thomas Somerton: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence (4)
Thomas Summerton (
Ref 10, ?same person as above)
British Empire Hotel Owen Street
(West side, Between Williamson & Abraham St)
*SC 11/9/1868 transfer of License for British from Joseph Boulter to John Gibbons.SC 12/7/1871 "Mr Munro landlord" (4)
*
1873 StDir: M Cairns listed as publican of this hotel. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Alex Munro & Alfd Wilkinson Sawyer, both named at the hotel, ?occupations. (16)
*M Cairns: Years unknown, includes 1873 (8)
*Joseph Boulter: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5). SC 23/4/1868 Lic renewal to Joseph Boulter (4)
*John Gibbons: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*Mr Munro: Landlord 1871 (Alex Munro,
Ref 10)
Brown's Family Grahamstown (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *John Brown: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (Ref 5)
Camden Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(West side, Between Sealey & Richmond St)
*1873 StDir: W J Constant, publican, address Pollen Street. Still here in 1875 Directory(16)
*1876 ER, residence of WILLIAM JOSEPH CONSTANT (2)
*W Constant: Years include 1869-76 (8, 16)
William Joseph Constant: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
City Arms Grahamstown (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *John Dooley: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
City of Glasgow Tararu & Road *1876 Electoral Roll, residence of THOMAS CLARKE (2)  
Claremont Karaka Road/Creek
(North side, opposite Sandes Street)
*1876 ER, residence of JOHN COSTELLO (2)
*
1875, 1892-98 StDir: John Costello is at Claremont Hotel, not stated as publican. In 1886 Directory he is listed as being at Bendigo Hotel, ?did he leave and come back. (16)
*Jon Costello: Licence 30/6/1869  (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
J Costello: 1869 to ?1898 (16)
Coach and Horses Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(West Side, between Willoughby & Grey St)
No further info as yet found. *D Smith: Years unknown (10)
Columbia Shortland (Info from Licence 1868, not in other info) *Anthony Burke: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Commercial Mary Street *1886-1888 StDir: Thos Corbett residing at hotel, ?publican. (16) *Henry Bowern: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*
T Corbett: ?1886-8 (16)
Commodore Williamson Street
(Southside, cnr Williamson St & Beach Rd)
*Stevenson's Marine Hotel built on this site. One reference calls this the OLD COMMODORE HOTEL (Ref 8). Debate over location, so possibly rebuilt/changed location. *Thomas Clarke: Years unknown (8)
Cornwall Arms Pollen Street, Grahamstown end
(West side, cnr Cochrane & Pollen St)
*1873 StDir: J S Filch, Publican, Pollen Street. (16)
*
1892-98 StDir: Michael Mulligan is residing at hotel, assume as publican. He is listed for many other years as a publican, but no specific hotel stated. (16)
*
1899-1903 StDir: E Stream residing at hotel. (16)
*
1903-06 StDir: Jas McNeil Agnew in residence, likely he is publican.(16)
*
One of 6 Hotels that continued trading after 31/5/1951, following a Licensing Commission review. (8)
 *No longer operating as Cornwall Arms Hotel. Currently site for Thames Workingmens Club
*J S Tilok: Years unknown (8)
J S Filch:Years unknown (10) Is TILOK and FILCH?same person)
*
M Mulligan: Years include 1892-1898 (16)
*
J M Agnew: Years include 1903-6 (16)
Courthouse Hotel Queen Street
(West side, between Albert & Cochrane St. Opposite the old Courthouse)
*SC 21/7/1871 Hotel in operation, a mining meeting was held there.(4)
*1873 StDir: Edward Leyland, publican.
(16)
*
1875 StDir: Rauke Fredk Lucks & Sylvester Percy, both named at this hotel. (16)
*Evening Post NP 12/5/1876 "GRAHAMSTOWN, 11th May. The inquest on the late fire concluded today. The verdict was that the Courthouse Hotel had been wilfully set fire to by some person unknown."
(4)
*E Leyland: Years unknown (16)
*E Langland: Years unknown
(8) (?could this be Edward LEYLAND)
*
Silvester Percy: Years unknown (10)
Criterion Hotel Shortland *1869 Licence info has address as Grahamstown. The hotel is also given as Grahamstown in Ref 10.
*1875 StDir: John Matthew Ryan living at hotel. (16)
*Thomas Edmund Smith: Licence 30/3/1868 (Bush Licence) (5)
*William Findlay: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
*
John Ryan: Years unknown (10)
Crown Grahamstown *Hotel named in Grainger's book as being in Queen Street (8)
*
1873 StDir: address is Queen Street, publican is James Cook. (16)
*
There are 2 Crown Hotels, this could be another; 1875 StDir has a listing for a Crown hotel in Grey Street, Wm Hy Trevena in residence. (16)
*John Harris: 1869 (8)
*David Barty: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
*
J Cook: Years unknown, includes 1873. (16)
Crown Karaka Creek (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *Bernard Coyle: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Diggers’ Rest Karaka Road/Creek *SC 23/4/1868 a license was refused for John Brown, house to be called Digger's Rest, Waiotahi Creek.Also refused was Andrew Otto, house to be called the Digger's Own Hotel, Karaka.(4)
*1875 StDir: Timothy Murray & John Leonard Whiteford, both named at this hotel.
(16)
*1876 ER, JOHN LEONARD WHITEFORD, named at this hotel.
*01/2010 Old postcard found showing Digger's Rest up Karaka Road
(19)
*J Harris: Years unknown
*Tim Murray: Years unknown (10)
Diggers’ Rest Tararu & Road *Richard WILLETT, named at this hotel 1876 ER (2) and in 1875 Street Directory. (16) *David Simson: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Donegal Arms Abraham Street *1873 StDir: J Senior, Publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: John Dooley residing at hotel. (16)
*James Clark: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence (4)
*Jas Senior: Years include 1873 (8)
*John Dooley: Years unknown
(10)
Duke of Edinburgh Hotel Grey Street
(Near cnr of Grey & Queen Street)

(Click on hotel name for picture)
*Sheehan & Dodd. Duke of Edinburgh Hotel.Wharf, Shortland (Mining Map 1860's Advert) (7)
*
1873 StDir: C E Dod, publican. (16)
*
1894 StDir: Thos Enwright & John Johnson living at Hotel. (16)
*NP.
Grey River Argus 17 June 1886: Drowned. June 16. An old resident of the Thames named C. E. Dodd, licencee of the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, was drowned on Tuesday off the shortland embankment.(4)
*P Sheehan: Years unknown (8, ?is this David Sheehan)
*Sheehan & Dodd: Year unknown
(7)
*David Sheehan: Licence 30/6/1868 (lic to 12 o'clock)
(5) and renewal advertised SC 23/4/1868
David Sheehan: Licence 30/6/1869 (lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*
C E Dodd: Years unknown, includes 1873 (4, 16)
Empire or Empire Hotel Owen Street *1873 StDir: Hotel in Owen Street, J Devin, publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Wm Wallace Wallis residing at hotel, ?occupation. (16)
*1876 ER, Residence of JAMES DEVIN
(2)
*Confusion whether there are 2 hotels at Grahamstown end with same name, 2 licences at same time suggest there is Empire and Empre Hotel. At this stage the details are combined.
*
1892 to 1903 StDir: have Mrs Kates as Boarding housekeeper, naming place as Empire Hotel or Empire Boarding house, Owen Street. ?whether the boardinghouse and hotel were separate. (16)
*
1892 StDir: R P Hollis named at this hotel, ?occupation. (16)
*
1894 StDir: John Ross Shield named at the hotel, ?occupation. (16)
*J Devin: Years unknown (8)
*William Wallace Wallis: Licence 30/6/1868 & 30/6/1869 (lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*
James Denin: Licence 30/6/1869 Grahamstown (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5) (?this is James DEVIN)
European Hotel Brown Street
(East Side, Between Cochrane & Albert St)
1873-73 St Directory: Charles/Chas Leslie Manuel named at this hotel, ?publican. (16) *John Runge: Licence 30/6/1869 (lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
*
C L Manuel: Years include 1873-5 (8, 16)
Excelsior Pollen Street, By Karaka Bridge *1873 StDir: Hotel listing in Pollen Street, no publican named. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Geo Burdett residing at Hotel, ?assume he is publican. (16)
*GEORGE BURDETT in residence 1876 ER.
(2)
*Adam Orr: Years unknown (8)
*
G Burdett: Probable years include 1873-75. (16)
Exchange Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(East side, Between Richmond & Willoughby St)

(Click on hotel name for picture)
*Exchange Hotel, Shortland.Henry N Abbott, Proprietor. (Mining Map 1860's Advert).(7)
*
1873 StDir: Thomas Garrett, publican. (16)
*1876 ER, residence of THOMAS GARRETT.
(2)
*
1875-1891 StDir: Thomas Garrett Hotelkeeper/Publican in Pollen St,?whether all these years at the Exchange Hotel. (16)
*
1892-1898 StDir: Robert Guthrie named at Exchange Hotel. ?Probable Publican. (16)
*
1899-1903 StDir: W Clark residing at Hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
1903 StDir: Wm Edwd McKay named at hotel. (16)
*
Closed on 31/5/1951, one of 6 Hotels which ceased business by order of the Licensing Control Commission. (8)
*Thos Garrett: Years include 1873 to ?1891. (8, 16)
*
R Guthrie: ?Publican Years include 1892-1898. (16)
*Henry N Abbott: Years unknown
(7)
?Name: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
Fountain Pollen Street, Grahamstown end
(North end, cnr Pollen & Campbell St)
*This hotel was built in an elongated shape, to allow for more bar space. (Ref 10)
*
1873 StDir: M Hogan, publican. (16)
*M Hogan: Years include 1870-3 (8, 16)
Michael Hogan: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence
(4)
George Pollen Street, Grahamstown end *No further info has yet been found, to confirm whether there were 2 George Hotel's, one in Owen Street & one in Pollen Street. This could be a confusion over road frontages/back and front entrances. Isdale (3) has location Owen and Pollen Street.
*1873 StDir: Address is Pollen Street, R Richards, publican
(16)
*William Hugh Brown: Licence 30/6/1868 & 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*R Richards: Year unknown (8)
Glasgow Arms Pollen Street, Shortland end *1873 StDir: address Pollen Street, no publican named. (16)
*
1876 ER, residence of CHARLES BUTTERWORTH (2)
*J B Glasson: Years unknown (8)
Glasgow Arms Tararu Road   *William John Clements: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence (4)
Globe Rolleston Street
(West side, cnr Rolleston & Sealey St)
*1873 StDir: W Shaw, publican. (16)
*1876 ER, residence of ROBERT VINCENT.Robt is in 1875 StDir at this hotel.
(2, 16)
*W Shaw: Years unknown (8)
*Robert Vincent: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
*William Vincent: Years unknown
(10)
Golden Age Brown Street
(?Waiotahi Creek)
*1873 StDir: Address is Waiotahi Creek and publican is Albert Butler.Also in residence 1875. (16)
*1876 ER there is a GOLDEN AGE HOTEL, Waiotahi Creek, in residence ALBERT BUTLER.
(2)
*
1886 StDir: a T Clarke is residing at Golden Age Waiotahi, many other listings (over many years) for Thomas Clark as a publican of Tararu, but hotel not given. (16)
*A Butler: Years include 1873-6 (16)
*H Phillips: Years unknown
(8)
*Reuben Harris: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence
(4)
Golden Fleece Williamson Street 1873 St Directory: B C Hayles, publican. (16) *B C Hayles: Years unknown (8)
*Robert Ralph: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence
(4)
Governor Bowen Owen Street

(Click on Hotel name for picture)
*The Governor Bowen. Family and Commercial Hotel. W Wooley, Proprietor (Mining Map 1860's Advert).(7)
Adverts in SC newspaper: Plunge and Shower baths available.(4)
*
1873 StDir: address Owen Street, H Anthony, publican. (16)
*
1892 StDir:George Ebert living at Hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
1894 to 1903 StDir: Back entrance address of Hotel, given as Pollen Street, Right side from Burke Street. No publican named. 1894 H R Wathen, living at hotel.(16)
*
1896-8 StDir: H J Syms living at hotel. (16)
*
1899-1903 StDir: R C Speer, living at the hotel. (16)
*
1903 StDir: Jas Spiers Shanks living at the hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
1906 StDir: Fredk Cowling residing at Hotel, previously listed at Governor Ferguson & Imperial Hotels. ?Here as publican. (16)
*Joseph Mulligan: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5). SC 23/4/1868 renewal of licence (4)
*William Wooley: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*
A Anthony: Years unknown (8) (Initial also given as H in ref 16)
 
Governor Ferguson Tararu Road "Stood beside the Shellback Creek under the site of the old Maori pa Pukehinau" (10)
Named after Sir James Ferguson, Governor of NZ 1873-4.
*1892-94 StDir: Mrs E B Percy is named at the hotel, previous years she is named as a hotelkeeper at Hape road (hotel not stated). Assume she has the licence?
(16)
*
1896-8 StDir: Fredk Tetley living at hotel. (16)
*1899-1903 StDir: Fred Cowling residing at hotel, ?publican.
(16)
*J Rae: Years unknown (10)
*
Mrs James: Years unknown (10)
*
E B Percy: ?Publican 1892-4. (16)
*
F Cowling: ?1899-1903 (16)
Graham Hotel Tararu & Road

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*SC 18/2/1870, mentioned as being operating for a meeting, no names given.(4)
*It was a two-storey hotel built and owned by Robert Graham, the developer of Grahamstown and Tararu. There was a severe storm that severly damaged the hotel and area; as a consequence he moved the hotel to Waiwera. (
Ref 6)
(For further info, click on Hotel name)
*Robert Graham: Years unknown (6)
Grahamstown Owen Street

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*Grahamstown Hotel.  C Davidson, Proprietor Comfortable quarters for Commercial Men or Visitors to the Thames.(Mining Map 1860's Advert) (7)
*SC Newspaper, many entries 1869-70 for sale of Hotel (17 rooms on large allotment, with 14 yrs left on lease. SC 2/9/1870 Charles Davidson of Grahamstown Hotel bankrupt
(4)
*
1873 StDir: has J Senior & J Uncles at this hotel. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Charles Davidson, residing at hotel, ?in what capacity. (16)
*J Uncles: Years unknown (8)
*Charles Davidson: Years unknown. Bankrupt 1870 (4)
Grand Junction Golden Crown Street *SC 24/3/1874 Grand Junction hotel and adjoining store burnt to the ground. Owned by G Ehrenfried, landlord Mr Burdett.
*SC 9/2/1875 Mr George Burdett's son aged 1yr died, residence given as the Hotel. (4)
*G. Burdett: Years  include 1875 (16)
Griffin's Shamrock Grahamstown (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *Peter Griffin: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Half Way House Tararu Road 1873 St Directory:has J Ferguson, Publican (16) *John Ferguson: Years unknown (10)
Harbour View Beach Road   *John Henry Ziegler: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (Grahamstown) (5)
Harbour View Tararu & Road 1873 St Directory: Address Tararu, Publican is E Rogers. (16) *Edward Rogers: Years unknown (10)
Harp of Erin Grahamstown (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *Robert Ralph: Licence 30/6/1869 (Publican's Bush Licences) (5)
Harp and Shamrock Grahamstown Recorded as abode for JOHN WILLIAMS in 1876 Electoral Roll (2)  
Hazelbank Hotel Brown Street
(East Side, Between Cochrane & Albert St)
SC 1/11/1872, mention made of its existence, no names given.(4)  
Hibernia Shortland   *James Kelly: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*
James Brien BUCKLEY: SC 19/3/1870 Bush License (4)
Hope Brown Street   *A Gillan: Years unknown (8)
Imperial Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(East side, Cnr Sealey & Pollen St)
*On old maps, opposite location is marking for OLD IMPERIAL.
"Famous for its speciality drinks, was one the oldest hotels in central Pollen Street. Situated on the corner of Sealey Street, it was later moved by timberjack and wedged across Pollen Street to its present position" (Ref 10)
*
1869 ER: residence of William Clements & John O'Hagan (14)
*
1873 StDir: E Morrow, publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Wm Clement, Thos Rayson & John O'Hagan residing at Hotel. (16)
*
1892 StDir: Michael Fallon residing at Hotel. ?occupation. (16)
*
1894 StDir: Fred Cowling, residing at Hotel (16)
*
1896-1903 StDir: Mrs F Constant residing at hotel, ?status. (16)
*
1899-1903 StDir: W Constant at Imperial Hotel, ?publican. W J Constant is at many hotels and over several years. (16)
*
1903-06 StDir: Albt Palmer Douslin, residing at hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
One of 6 Hotels that continued trading after 31/5/1951, following a Licensing Commission review. (8) Still operating today.
*William Clements: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
*E Morrow: Years unknown
(8)
*O'Hagan: Years unknown
(10)
*
Rayson: Years unknown (10)
*
A P Douslin: ?1903-6 (16)
Imperial Crown Tararu & Road *SC 19/7/1870. For sale notice: "IMPERIAL CROWN HOTEL, TARARU. The lease for Two Years of this New and Commodius Hotel, which is situated next to the Wharf."
*SC 6/6/1874, hotel mentioned in report of a severe storm that damaged Grahamstown Wharf.(4)
*1876 ER: residence of THOMAS TURNBULL.
(2)
*
1873 StDir:Address is Imperial Crown Hotel at Tararu, publican is B B Harper. (16)
*G M Lucker: Years unknown (8)
G W Tucker (Ref 10, ?same person)
*
B B Harper: Years unknown. (16)
 
Jetty Brown Street 1873 St Directory: J Regan, publican. (16) *J Regan: Years unknown, includes 1873. (16)
Junction Hotel Pollen Street, Grahamstown end *Still Operating.
*1873 StDir: W Burton, publican. (16)
*1876 ER: WILLIAM BURTON in residence (2)
*1894 to 1898 StDir: have W Burton in residence, Not stated but assume he is still publican. (16)
*
1899-1903 StDir: Alfd Rogers at hotel, ?publican. (16)
*W Burton: Years unknown, includes 1869 to 1898 (16)
*William Burton: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*
A Rogers: ?Publican 1899-1903. (16)
Junction Tararu & Road No further information to date. Jeremiah Dove: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Karaka or Karaka Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end (&/or at Karaka Creek) *The 1868 License said KARAKA HOTEL, so ?same as KARAKA at Pollen Street.
*1873 StDir: H Bush, Publican, address Pollen Street. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Hy Bush in residence, assume he is still publican. (16)
*Some references for Karaka Hotel at Karaka Creek, and others for Pollen Street, given Karaka Creek route, then they could be the same hotel, although duplicate licence info is confusing.
Henry Bush: Years unknown, includes 1873-5 (8, 16)
Henry Gillett: SC 23/4/1868 Licence renewal Karaka Creek
(4)
Henry Gillott: Licence 30/6/1868 & 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
Kauaeranga Hotel Kauaeranga Valley, Thames

Richard Barker who had the License 1925-34 was the son of John Barker and Maria nee Bach. When he died in 1934, his wife Mary Elizabeth Alice nee Gartery took over the Hotel.
Built 1880's, closed 1945. Burnt down twice and rebuilt.
(Click on link for full article at THE TREASURY)
*J L Stevens: 1882
*F C Stevens:1885-1909
*J A Miller: 1915-18
*D Conrick: 1918-23
*E McPike: 1923-25
*E H Guillett: 1925
*R Barker: 1925-34
*Mary Barker: 1935-43
*L Ward: 1944-45
(ref: Berry 2007)
Kuranui Hotel Tararu Road (Kuranui Stream)

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*1873 StDir: R H Thomas listed at the hotel. In 1875 Full name given Robert Hugh Thomas.(16)
*1876 ER: residence of ROBERT HUGH THOMAS.
*Due to the closeness to the Kuranui and several other mines; it was popular with miners changing shifts.
(Ref 10)
*Henry Carroll: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
*Samuel Straw: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*
Robert Hugh Thomas: Years include ?1873-6. (10)
Lady Bowen Brown Street
(East Side, Between Williamson & Albert St)
*1873 StDir: W Mahoney, publican. (16)
*
1899-1903 StDir: Back entrance of Lady Bowen Hotel given as Davy Street, Right side from Williamson Street). (16)
*
1892-1903 StDir: John/J/Jno Fogarty at Lady Bowen Hotel. ?Publican. (16)
*
Technically closed on 31/5/1951, one of 6 Hotels which ceased business by order of the Licensing Control Commission. The building ceased to be used as the hotel but the licence and name transferred to the Park Hotel. (8)
"Now used as the Sunkist Backpackers Lodge" (Ref 10)
*Catherine P Mulligan: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (Ref 5)
*W Mahoney: Years unknown (8)
*
Fred Robinson: After W Mahoney (10)
*
J Fogarty: ?Publican, Years include 1892-1903 (16)
 
Lisburn (City of Lisbon) Tararu & Road *1873 StDir: Address is Tararu and publican is T Clarke. (16)
*1876 ER: residence of LOUIS EHRENFRIED.
(2)
*T Clarke: Year unknown (Ref 8)
Liverpool & Belfast Owen Street *1873 StDir: Address is Owen Street and James Baker, publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: James Baker in residence. (16)
*1876 ER: Golden Crown street, residence of JAMES BAKER
(2)
*James Baker: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5) Years: include 1869-1876. (16)
*
J Dooley: Year unknown (8)
 
London Tararu (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *George McDonald: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Long Drive Owen Street *SC 22/11/1869, "The Lease and Goodwill of the Long Drive Hotel at Grahamstown, for sale"
*SC 12/10/1872, Courtcase involving Ellen Kane incl claims she was licencee, evidence given by Mrs Murphy who claimed to be owner.(4)
*
1873 StDir: R Richards, publican. (16)
*W Richards: Year unknown (8)
*Frank Towers: Licence 30/6/1869 (Publican's Bush Licences)
(5)
Melbourne Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(West Side, between Willoughby & Grey St)
 (Grey River Argus NP 26/7/1872) Destoyed by fire, ??was it rebuilt/
1873 St Directory: H Harrison, publican. (16)
1875 St Directory: Thos Smith named at hotel. (16)
*Isaac Abraham Harrison: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
*H Harrison: Years unknown, includes 1873
(8, 16) (?is this Isaac named above)
*Tom Smith: Years unknown
(10)
Metropolitan Owen Street *1873 StDir: Address is Queen Street and J O'Halloran, publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: John Browne lving at hotel, ?publican. (16)
*J O'Halloran: Years unknown (8)
*
J Browne: ?Publican 1875 (16)
Miners Rest Hape Road/Creek
(South side Hape between Rolleston & Augustus St)
*SC 6/6/1871, "An inquest upon the body of the son of Mr Grove was held yesterday at the Miners' Rest Hotel, Hape." (4)
*
1875 StDir: Thomas Dare at Hotel, ?publican. (16)
*1876 ER: residence of THOMAS DARE.
(2)
*Thomas Dare: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
T Dare: Years include 1869-1876? (16)
Moanataiari Corner of Golden Crown & Haven Street, Grahamstown, Thames *1869 ER: residence of George Spray, address Grahamstown (14)
*
1873 StDir: Address is Golden Crown Street and F O'Dowd, publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Geo Spray living at hotel, (16)
*George Spray: Licence 30/6/1868 & 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5). SC 23/4/1868 Renewal of Lic to George Spray (hotel not stated).(4)
*
Francis O'Dowd: Years unknown. (16)(17)
Munster Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(West side, near cnr Pollen & Richmond St)
*SC 16/3/1869, An Auckland Volunteers meeting was held at the hotel (4)
*
1873 StDir: Carroll Nash, publican. (16)
*Carrol Nash: Years include 1869-1873 (Ref 8)
Carroll Nash: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(Ref 5)
New Caledonia Hotel Grey Street

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*1873 StDir: Caledonia Hotel, Mackay Street, publican G H Hagin. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Geo Hy Hagin named at Caledonia Hotel. (16)
*1875 StDir: Hugh Murdoch is named at CALEDONIAN HOTEL, Grahamstown
.(16.  Not sure of this hotel/site)
*George Henry Hagin: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
G H Hagin: Years include 1869-?1875. (16)
George Hogan
(10) (?this is same person as above HAGIN)
Newton Shortland (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *Sarah Newton: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
Northumberland Mackay Street   *John Love: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*Esther Love: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
Nil Desperandum Albert Street *SC 30/11/1870, Hotel for sale: Full description given. Two storey building, dining room, kitchen capable of cooking for 100, plus 5 roomed cottage in Brown St.
*SC 13/10/1875, Barman charged with stealing, Charles F Quint employer (4)
*
1873 StDir: J C Young, publican. (16)
*J C Young: Years unknown (10)
*
C F Quint: includes 1875 (16)
Occidental Grahamstown No further info has yet been found  
Old House at Home Tararu & Road No further info has yet been found  
Pacific Hotel Brown Street
( West side, cnr Brown & Albert St)

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*Adjacent to Academy of Music. The Pacific Hotel. Wharf Street, Grahamstown. The above hotel is second to none in the colonies for comfort or convenience. Billiards. Baths. Night Porter.Charles Curtis, Proprietor (Mining Map 1860's Advert). (7)
*
1873 StDir: C Curtis, publican. (16)
*1876 ER: residence of CHARLES WALTER CURTIS.
(2)
*
1886 StDir: C W Curtis, hotel keeper at Pacific Hotel. (16)
*
1892-94 StDir: Hy I Nation named at this hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
1896-1903 StDir: Wm Woodward named at hotel, ?occupation. (16)
*
1903 StDir: Mrs Eunice Winter living at the hotel, ?occupation. (16)
*
1906 StDir: George Wallace, Ppr. (16)
*Chas/Charles Curtis: Years include 1869-1886 (8, 16)
Charles Curtis: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*
W Woodward: After Charles Curtis (10)
*
H I Nation: ?Publican years 1892-94. (16)
*
G Wallace: Years unknown includes 1906. (16)
Pembroke Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(East Side, Between Willoughby & Grey St)
*Frederick Cook, Proprietor. Pembroke Hotel.(Late of the Masonic Hotel, North Shore, Auckland)Commercial Gentleman and others visiting Shortland will find this hotel second to none in the district. The Wines and Spirits are of the best brands, specially selected by the proprietor.(Mining Map 1860's Advert) (7)
*
1873 StDir: R Vincent, publican. (16)
*T Barnett: Years unknown (8)
*Robert Vincent: Years unknown, includes 1873 (SC NP 11/6/1873)
(4)
*Frederick Cock: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
Post Office Rolleston Street
(North end, west side, by Court Street)
*1873 ER: J T Edwards, publican. (16)
*1876 ER: residence of SAMUEL ENSOR.
(2)
*
1894-8 StDir: Carl Temm, named at hotel, ?occupation. (16)
*
1899-1903 StDir: William Morrison named at the hotel, ?Publican. (16)
*
Closed on 31/5/1951, one of 6 Hotels which ceased business by order of the Licensing Control Commission. (8)
*J T Edwards: Years unknown (Ref 8)
*
W Morrison: ? Publican Years include 1899-1903 (16)
Prince Albert Grahamstown (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *Francis O'Dowd: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (Ref 5)
Prince Alfred Coromandel Street
(South side, cnr Coromandel St & Tararu Rd

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*SC 23/4/1868 new license subject to approval of accomodation, at Waiotahi.(4)
*
1873 StDir: Samuel Neale is publican, address of Hotel is Tararu. Also present 1875 Directory, occupation not included. (16)
*Thomas Muir & James Sullivan: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*Sam Neale: Years include 1873-5. (8)
 
Prince Arthur Mackay Street *SC 12/6/1869, mining meeting held at hotel. (4)
*
1873 StDir: C North, publican. (16)
*1876 ER: residence of ANDREW KERR.
(2)
*Caroline North: Years unknown (8)
*Andrew Kerr: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
Prince Imperial Williamson Street *SC 13/5/1870, "Prince Imperial Hotel, Tararu, Conducted by Mrs Vercoe" "This beautifully -situated house has been openeded as a TEMPERANCE HOTEL. Ladies, gentleman and families accomodated with first-class Private Board and Residence, on reasonable terms" (4)
*
1873 StDir: has B Vercoe, publican address Tararu and D Barry, publican address Williamson Street. (16) (?was it shared or diferrent times/places)
*David Barty: Years unknown (8)
*Mrs Vercoe: Years unknown
(4)
Provincial Hotel Queen Street
(East side, between Albert & Cochrane St. north of the old Courthouse)
*1873 StDir: Joseph Williams, publican. Also named here in 1892, but occupation not stated. (16)
*
1894 StDir: W Woodward named as living at hote, ?occupation. (16)
*A Byers: Year unknown (8)
*Patrick Burke: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence
(5)
*
J Williams: Yearsinclude 1873 to ?1892. (16)
Punga Flat Punga Flat (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *James Roulston: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Queens Hotel Queen Street
(East side, cnr Queen & Albert St)

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*Formerly "Queen's Head"
*1873 StDir: Charles Burton, publican.In 1875 Directory W Burton & Geo Cassin, in residence (16)
*
1892 StDir: R S Brown at Hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
1894 StDir: Patrick O'Brien named at hotel. (16)
*
1896 St Dir: William Bright at Hotel, ? Publican. (16)
*
1899-1906 StDir: J T Inglis/Jas Thorpe Inglis named at the Hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
Closed on 31/5/1951, one of 6 Hotels which ceased business by order of the Licensing Control Commission. (8)
*Chas (Charles) Burton: Years include 1873-5 (8, 16)
*
R S Bowne: ?publican 1892 (16)
*
W Bright: ?Publican 1896. (16)
*
J T Inglis: ?Publican 1899-1906 (16)
Railway Terminus Hotel Mackay Street
(East side of Mackay St, Between Grey & Fenton St)
Built in hope Railway would end here  
Rainbow Hotel Moanatairi Creek

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*SC 29/12/1869. "On Sunday night information was given to the police that a sudden death had occurred at Moanataiari..just above the Rainbow Hotel" (Miner was Edward Welsh) (4)  
Reef Shortland (Maybe Reefers Arms, ref from 1868 Licences). SC 23/4/1868 an application was refused for James Thomas Edwards, house to be called Reef Hotel, at the Junction of the Karaka.(4) *James Thomas Edwards: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Reefers Arms Hotel Punga Flat (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *George Burdet: Licence 30/6/1869 (Publicans Bush Licences) (5)
Rising Sun Hotel Golden Crown Street
(Cnr Golden Crown  & Haven St)
*SC 23/4/1868 new license subject to approval of accomodation, at Waiotahi.(4)
*
1873 StDir: W Keyes, publican. Named as resident here in 1875. (16)
*W Keys: Years unknown (8) Spelt KEYES in Ref 10
*George Burdett & Philip O'Conner: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
George Burdet: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
Rob Roy Parawai
(Was 500 Parawai Road, Thames) (20)
*1/4 mile from present racecourse.
*1873 StDir: John Flett, publican. (16)
*
1883-1894 StDir: John Flett at Rob Roy Hotel, not always named as publican, but looks probable. (16)
*1876 ER: names at this hotel are: FREDERICK WATKINS and JOHN FLETT.
(2)
*
1896 ROB ROY Hotel in Waihi was built and Mr John Flett transferred the name and Licence to that hotel. ? Whether the Parawai ROB ROY hotel then closed or if someone else took it over under a new name. (18)
*Old Rob Roy Hotel Building was demolished June 2007. (20)
*John Flett: Years likely to include 1873 to 1894. (8, 16)
*James McGregor: Licence 30/6/1869 (Publican's Bush Licenses)
(5)
Rose and Crown Hotel   (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *Richard Blencoew & John Gordon: Licence 30/6/1869 (Publican's Bush Licences) (5)
Royal Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end
(West Side, between Willoughby & Grey St)
*SC 23/4/1868 new license subject to approval of accomodation, at Waiotahi Flat to Samuel Stevenson.(??which ROYAL HOTEL) (4)
*
1873 StDir: Royal Hotel, Pollen Street, William Ford, publican. (16)
*Samuel Stephenson: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*William Ford: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
Wm Ford: Years unknown (8)
*Mr Howard: Years unknown (3)
Royal Hotel Williamson Street
(North side, cnr Williamson & Owen St)

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*Built about 1905, on same site as Theatre Royal & Café which was burnt down in 1903

*
Closed on 31/5/1951, one of 6 Hotels which ceased business by order of the Licensing Control Commission. (8) (Royal Hotel closed, assume it is this one, but due to multinames, requires checking)
*Rudolf Moeller in charge Royal Hotel, previously Theatre Royal, ?which years. (10)
Theatre Royal Hotel & Café Williamson Street
(North side, cnr Williamson & Owen St)

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*The Theatre Royal Hotel, and Café.This popular Theatre is crowded nightly and is unquestionably the only legitimate Temple of the Drama in the District. Tragedy, Comedy, Drama, Opera, Burlesque, and Farce (see Bills of the day).Stalls, 5s; Boxes, 2s; Pit, 1s. No half-price.(Mining Map 1860's Advert) (7)
Built 1869, burnt down 14 July 1903. Rebuilt as THEATRE ROYAL about 1905.
*1875 St Directory: Rudolph Moeller is at Royal Hotel, Owen St.
(16, ?he is referenced at "new" Royal Hotel as well)
*
1896-98 StDir: John Morrison named at Royal Hotel. (16)
*1899-1903 StDir: W J Bray at Royal Hotel, Owen Street, ?publican.
(16)
*Henry Gillett: Year unknown
*John Bennett: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*
W J Bray: ?publican 1899-1903 (16)
Royal Hotel Tararu Road *1873 StDir: Royal Hotel, Tararu, M Vaughan publican. (16) (?this or another of the Royal hotels.)
*1875 StDir: C Berry residing at hotel, ?publican. (16)
*1876 ER: at ROYAL DUKE HOTEL, Tararu Creek is living CHARLES WALLACE. (?same hotel or another). Also ROYAL HOTEL, Tararu in 1876 Electoral Roll, residence of MATTHEW VAUGHAN.
*1892-5 StDir: C Berry living at hotel, ?publican.
(16)
(Please be aware of multi Royal hotels, these references have stated address as Tararu, so assume they are not the Owen St hotel/s)
*M Vaughan: Year unknown, ?1873-6 (8, 16)
*Robert J Davidson: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
*
T C Bell: ?publican 1892 (16)
Royal Oak (District Homes) Tararu & Road No further info has yet been found  
Salutation Mary Street *One of 6 Hotels that continued trading after 31/5/1951, following a Licensing Commission review. (8) Still operating today.
*1873 StDir: Andrew Dunn, publican.
(16)
*
1875 StDir: Alex Mill named at the hotel, ?occupation. (16)
*1876 ER: residence of ANDREW DUNN.
(2)
*
1883-1903 StDir: C/Charles/Chas Buckland residing at hotel, would assume he is publican during these years. (16)
*R G Bellers: Years unknown (8)
*
Alex Mill: Years unknown (10)
*
A Dunn: Years unknown, include 1873-6. (16)
*
C Buckland: Years include 1883-1903 (16)
Saracen's Head Pollen Street, Shortland end
(East side, between Mary & Sealey St)
*1873 StDir: P Bonfield, publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Wm Shaw living at the hotel. (16)
*P Bonfield: Years unknown (8)
*William Shaw: Years unknown
(10)
Scotia Hotel Brown Street *1873 StDir: Alexander Gillan, publican. (16)
*
1875-1880 StDir: Alex Gillan At Scotia Hotel or named as Publican in Brown St, ?will be at Scotia hotel. (16) 1875 Directory also has Thos Haywood residing at Scotia Hotel.
*1876 ER: residence of ALEXANDER GILLAN.
(2)
*A Jacobs: Year unknown (8)
*Alexander Gillan: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5)
*
A Gillan: Years include 1869-?1880. (16)
 
Shellback Hotel Tararu Road SC 10/4/1873 - Shellback Hotel destroyed by a suspicious fire. Proprietor was Mrs Sawyer. (See EVENT page for more info)

1873 to 1888 Street Directories Mrs Mary Ann Sawyer listed as publican, Tararu/Rd, all these years could be at this hotel. (16)
*Thomas Nixon: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*
J Brebner: ?1875 (16)
*
M A Sawyer (16) or M A Sayer (8): Years unknown
Shakespear (Shakespeare) Grahamstown *1875 StDir: Edwd Hogan named at this Hotel. (16)
*1876 ER: SHAKESPEARE HOTEL, Owen Street, Grahamstown, residence of EDWARD HOGAN.
(2)
*Edward Hogan: Licence 30/6/1869  (Lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
E Hogan: Years inlcude 1869 to ?1876. (16)
Shortland or Butts American Hotel & Theatre Grey Street
(North side, cnr of Grey & Pollen St)

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*SC 18/12/1867, notice of new hotel.(4)
*Hub of Shortland in early days. Shortland Hotel, and American Theatre.John Butt, Proprietor (Mining Map 1860's Advert).
(7)
*1
873 StDir: John Butt, publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Wm Walsh living at hotel. (16)
*1876 ER: names given for for living at this hotel: WILLIAM WALSH and JOHN BUTT
(2)
*
1890-1903 StDir: P/Patrick Sullivan at the hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
Closed on 31/5/1951, one of 6 Hotels which ceased business by order of the Licensing Control Commission. (8)
*Capt John Butt: Years unknown (8)
John Butt: Licence 30/6/1868 & 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock)
(5). SC 23/4/1868 Renewal of Lic to John Butt.(4)
*
Pat Sullivan: Publican Years include 1890-1903. (16)(17)
Matt Moran: Last years hotel was open (17)
Shotover Hotel Tararu Road (Shotover Stream) *SC 2/11/1869, an accident victim was treated at the hotel (Nixon's).
*SC 5/3/1870, Mr Nixon named as landlord in relation to a courtcase.(4)
*
1873 StDir: Address is Kurunui and Thomas Nixon, publican. Thos Nixon still at hotel 1875(16)
*1876 ER: residence of JOHN ENDEAN.
*Thomas Nixon: Years include 1869-1875. (8, 16)
Stafford Brown Street *SC 3/12/1869, mining documents held at Stafford Hotel.
*SC 6/3/1871, Marriage at hotel, "Robert Noble, to Miss Annie Hunter, both of Grahamstown." (4)
*
1873-5 StDir: Wm/William McCloughan/McCloughen named at hotel. (16)
*James Malachi Atkinson: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
*
W McClough(i)(e)(a)n: Years include 1873-5. (8, 10, 16)
Star Karaka *1869 ER: residence of James Thomas Edwards (14)
*
1875 StDir: Jas Thos Edwards at Star Hotel, Shortland. ?Is he publican. (16)
*James Thomas Edwards: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Steam Packet Hotel Grey Street   *Joseph Francis Fitzpatrick: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Stephenson’s Marine Hotel Beach Road
(Southside, cnr Williamson St & Beach Rd)
On site of Commodore Hotel  
Tararu Tararu & Road *SC 19/7/1870. For sale notice: "Allotment 629, The Tararu Hotel, Mr Nolan, let to Mr Whitson at £75 per annum" (4)
*
1873-75 StDir: J/Jacob Jung at hotel, 1875 named as Publican at Tararu. (16)
*1876 ER: residence of JACOB JUNG.
(2)
*J Jung: Years include 1873-6 (8, 16)
Tararu Wharf Tararu & Road No further info has yet been found  
Temperance Brown Street (??could this be PRINCE IMPERIAL, Mrs Vercoe describes her hotel as TEMPERANCE.)
*1892-1906 StDir: Jacob/J Alloway/Allaway is residing at Temperance Hotel, Left side from Williamson St, assume he is publican. Other matches under ALLAWAY, at Boarding house Brown St from 1873. (16. ?Was his hotel previously a boarding house, or did he move 1892)
*1903 StDir: Autridge's Temperance Hotel, no names or address given.
(16)
*J Alloway: Years include 1892-1906 (16)
Thames Hotel Grey Street *1873 StDir: W Rose, publican. (16)
*
1892-94 StDir: W J Constant is at this hotel, ?as publican. (16)
*William Rose: Licence 30/6/1868 & 30/6/1869 (lic to 12 o'clock).(5) SC 23/4/1868 Lic renewal to William Rose.(4)
*
Wm J Contant: ?1892-1894 (16)
The Hape Hape Road/Creek
(Cnr Hape Road & The Terrace)
  *Joseph Buckley: Licence 30/6/1869 (lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
The Court Hotel Grahamstown ??is this Courthouse Hotel *Renke Luks: SC 19/3/1870 Bush Licence (4)
Una Company (or Grahams) Karaka Road/Creek
(cnr Karaka Road & Rolleston St)
*Took its name from the Una Hill & Battery, which was named by Mr Gibbons, after his daughter Miss Una Gibbons. (11)
*
1873 StDir: Address is Rolleston Street and publican is John McMullun. (16)
*J McMueller or McMuller or McMullan: Years unknown (8, 16)
Union Owen Street *Archives Auckland: ref for Michael O'connor aplying for publicans Licence 17 June 1873 (Union Hotel, Grahamstown) (15)
*
1873 StDir: J Hall, publican. (16)
*Robert Grinter: Licence 30/6/1869 (Publican's Bush Licences) (5)
*
John Hall: Year unknown, includes 1873 (8, 16)
*Michael O'Connor: 1873
(15)
Victoria(n) Karaka Road/Creek &/or Pollen Street
(?confusion over exact address in some books, was it on Karaka Creek, Pollen Street as E. Rolls suggest.)
*SC 18/12/1867, notice of extensive renovations and new accomodation, J Mulligan, Shortland.
*SC 13/11/1868, "The lease of the Victoria Hotel, Shortland. This valuable property is situated in Pollen-street, next to Barnett's Restaurant; it is comfortable and commodious, and commands an excellent business." (4)
*1869 ER: residence of James Kelly, address Pollen Street, Thames.
(14)
*
1875 StDir: Jas Kelly at Victoria Hotel. (16)
*1876 ER: residence of EDWARD JOHN ANGROVE. Also VICTORIA Hotel, Pollen Street, residence of JAMES KELLY.
(2)
*J Mulligan: 1867 (4)
*James Kelly: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock).
(5)  SC 23/4/1868 Renewal of Lic to James Kelly.(4)
J Kelly: Years include 1868 to 1876. (16)
Waiotahi Hotel Golden Crown Street
(Cnr Golden Crown St & Burke St)
*SC 15/8/1870, "Ellen English, of the Waiotahi Hotel was fined for keeping her house open after hours" (4)
*
1873 StDir: F Burke, publican. (16)
*
1875 StDir: Francis Joseph Fitzpatrick & Harry Mann both named at Waiotahi Hotel, Owen St. ?occupations. (16)
*SC 24/1/1876 Larrikins tried to break into the hotel.
(4)
*Patrick Burke: Licence 30/6/1868 & 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5). SC 23/4/1868 Renewal of Lic to Patrick Burke.
*Harry Mann: Years unknown (10)
Warwick Arms Hotel Pollen Street, Shortland end *Est 1868. One of 6 Hotels that continued trading after 31/5/1951, following a Licensing Commission review. (8) No longer operating and building has been demolished, a car yard is now on the site.
*1873 StDir: Publicans given as Barnett & Stacey.
(16)
*
1875 StDir: Alex Barnett residing at Hotel. (16)
*
1892-1903 StDir: Listing is sometimes as Boardinghouse and as Hotel. In residence all the time is J B Mason/John Brooks Mason. (16)
*Alexander Barnett: Licence 30/6/1869 (lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
Barnett & Stacey: Years unknown (8)
*
J B Mason: Years ?include 1892 to 1903. (16)
Waterman's Arms Shortland (Info from Licence 1869, not in other info) *Henry Bush: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock) (5)
Wharf or Park Hotel Brown Street
(West side, cnr of Brown & Albert St)

(Click on Hotel name for picture)
*The Wharf Hotel was ferried across from Auckland, to quickly meet the needs of the goldfield.
Later traded as "The Lady Bowen".
The Wharf Hotel "became known as the Park Hotel in 1872 when the building was altered, then later the licence and name was taken from the Lady Bowen across the road. The original Lady Bowen is now the Sunkist Backapackers Lodge." (10)
*
1873 StDir: Address is Albert Street, W H Pearse is publican. (16)
*
1892 StDir: Chas Clark residing at Hotel, ?publican. (16)
*
1894 StDir: Ed/Edward Mcwilliam/s named at the hotel. (16)
*
1899-1903 StDir: J Kelly named at hotel, ?occupation. 1903 John Kelly is still here. (16)
*
1896-98 StDir: Thos Enright/Thomas Enwright at Wharf Hotel. ?Publican. (16)
*
Technically closed on 31/5/1951, one of 6 Hotels which ceased business by order of the Licensing Control Commission. The building remained open taking the licence of the Lady Bowen, and then operating by that name. No longer in operation, the building is now a private residence (8)
*William Pearce: Years unknown (10)
*
John Holmes: Licence 30/6/1869 (lic to 12 o'clock) (5)
Willoughby Wiloughby Street   *R D Brown: Years unknown (8)
*William Smith & Frederick Lyster: Licence 30/6/1868 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
*Robert Samuel Brown: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 10 o'clock)
(5)
? Shortland (No specifics given in License) Samuel Brown: Licence 30/6/1868 (5)
? Shortland (No specifics given in License) Nathan Goldwater: Licence 30/6/1868 (5)
? Shortland (No specifics given in License) Charles Petschler: Licence 30/6/1868 (5)
? Shortland (No specifics given in License) Whitson & Co: Licence 30/6/1868 (5)
? Grahamstown Two Licenses Charles Davidson: Licence 30/6/1869 (Lic to 12 o'clock) (Ref 5)
REFERENCES:
1. "1873-1973 Thames Borough Centenery" Souveneir Booklet, Thames Star
2. "1876-1877 ELECTORAL ROLL" NZSG Library NZ.ELE.515 fiche, Transcribed by Althea Barker
3.  "History of the River Thames NZ" by A M Isdale, 1967
4. Papers Past http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast
5. Publicans 1868 & 1869 names at Barb's website http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/PublicansBrewersEtc.htm
NB. While looking at Publicans lists, a few new hotels are included that were not previously mentioned in any literature, these are noted
6. "Robert Graham 1820-1885 An Auckland Pioneer" by George Cruikshank
7. "Thames Illustrated Mining Map" thanks to Auckland City Libraries Special collection
http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~althea/Thames_Illustrated_Mining_Map.html
8. "The Amazing Thames, The Story of the town and the famous Goldfield from which it grew" by John Grainger, 1951 A H Reed
9. "The Kauaeranga Valley" by A Berry 2007.
10. "Thames & the Coromandel Peninsula 2000 Years" by Zelma & John Williams.1994 Williams Publishers
11. "Thames: The First 100 Years" by William A Kelly. 1968 Thames Star Publishers
12. "Racing for Gold" by Johnny Williams. 1987 Williams Publishers
13. "Hotel Brian Boru" Website at http://www.hotelbrianboru.co.nz
14. 1869 Franklin Electoral Roll (Thames included), Transcribed by Althea Barker
15. Archives New Zealand, website catalogue at http://www.archway.co.nz
16. Summary of Street Directories, Transcribed by Althea Barker
17. "A Lucky Landing, the story of the Irish in New Zealand" by Anna Rogers. Random House 1996
18. Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 40, September 1996 online at http://www.ohinemuri.org.nz/search_ohinemuri_frames.htm
19. "David Arbury Photo Collection" The Treasury, Queen Street, Thames
20. David Wilton "Rob Roy Hotel. Archaeological Survey" Copy held: The Treasury, Queen Street, Thames
I have tried to match up correct names with hotels, given similarity of some names, apologies for any errors/mismatches made. Check originals where possible.
Publicans Licences are feld at Auckalnd Archives - to confirm details these SHOULD be CHECKED, I have not been able to acess this source todate