Story: Hotels and motels

Dew Drop Inn, around 1910 (2nd of 3)

Dew Drop Inn, around 1910

Some accommodation houses were no more than shacks. The Dew Drop Inn in Taranaki gives little sign of lodgings provided for weary travellers. Bottles of alcohol occupy a prominent place in the window, no doubt to lure workers into the premises after a hard day’s work felling the forest in the background.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: MNZ-0698-1/4-F

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Paul Christoffel, 'Hotels and motels - Hotels in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 April 2024)

Story by Paul Christoffel, published 11 Mar 2010