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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Alexander Turnbull Library
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