Story: Visitors’ opinions about New Zealand

Tent hotel in Taranaki

Tent hotel in Taranaki

Few foreign travellers to New Zealand would have had to put up with accommodation such as this small tent hotel in Taranaki, pictured around 1910 – but they often criticised the primitive nature of the accommodation and eating places.

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Jock Phillips, 'Visitors’ opinions about New Zealand - The ‘Britain of the South’, 1860–1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 February 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012