Story: South Canterbury places

Coach to Burkes Pass

Coach to Burkes Pass

The painter John Preston depicts a coach pulling up to Burkes Pass Hotel in the 1880s. This was the period when Georgina and John Burgess held the hotel’s licence. Georgina reportedly cooked up to 30 meals a day for passing travellers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: G-215
Oil painting by James Preston

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury places - Fairlie', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by John Wilson, updated 17 Aug 2015