Story: Liquor laws

Castle Hill Hotel, 1879

Castle Hill Hotel, 1879

This is the Castle Hill Hotel on the West Coast Road (State Highway 73), which connects Christchurch and the West Coast, in 1879. A sign above the door says the proprietor, Thomas Douglas (second from right), was licensed to retail fermented and spirituous liquors.

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Paul Christoffel, 'Liquor laws - Early liquor laws', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 March 2024)

Story by Paul Christoffel, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Dec 2014