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THAMES HOTELS
References: History of "The River Thames" NZ, by A M Isdale. Published 1967. 5000 copies, sold for 90c or 9/-.
FACTS:
· Thames Goldfield opened 1/8/1867
· 1st proper hotel - Captain Butt's Shortland Hotel opened 29/8
· 1872 80 hotels listed (Auckland had 111)
· 112 different hotels noted, peak estimated to be 90 at one time
· Hotels had entertainment, shows and music
· Pacific Hotel boasted a visit from Duke of Edinburgh 1870
· 1874 Temperance Society wanted 31 Hotels closed
· 1876 Licensing Commission bought numbers down to 68
· As goldfields declined they were closed, converted, demolished
· In 1950 there were 13 hotels, the Licensing control, 6 were marked for closure: Exchange, Shortland, Post Office, Royal Park and Queens. Hotels to stay were: Warwick Arms, Brian Boru, Imperial, Salutation, Cornwall Arms, and Lady Bowen (name transferred to the Park). Today the Imperial, Salutation and Brian Boru remain.

PUBLICANS:

1881 Electoral Roll and 1893 Electoral Roll

BRIAN BORU HOTEL
(Corner Richmond &
Pollen St) 1970's

WARWICK ARMS HOTEL mid 1970's
(Cnr Grey & Pollen St),  now  a car yard

JUNCTION  HOTEL (2009)
(Cnr Pahau & Pollen St, Thames)

ROYAL HOTEL, Williamson Street ,mid 1970's, now  a Private residence

LADY BOWEN HOTEL (2009)
(Cnr  Brown & Albert St, Thames)
Now a Private residence

SALUTATION  HOTEL (2009)
(Cnr Mackay & Mary St, Thames)

CORNWALL ARMS HOTEL (2009) Now Thames Workingmans Club.
(Cnr Pollen & Cochrane St, Thames)

IMPERIAL  HOTEL (2009)
(Cnr Pollen & Sealey St, Thames)