Story: Hotels and motels

Victoria Railway Hotel

Victoria Railway Hotel

The development of the railway network from the 1870s led to the construction of many new hotels. Most centres soon had a ‘Railway’ hotel close to the station. Invercargill’s Victoria Railway Hotel has been accommodating guests since it was built in 1896. The Gerrard family ran the hotel as a family business from 1967 to 2000.

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Paul Christoffel, 'Hotels and motels - Hotels in the 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21256/victoria-railway-hotel (accessed 19 October 2019)

Story by Paul Christoffel, published 11 Mar 2010