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guests at WHITE HART Hotel, Christchurch 1892

Journal by ngairedith

the WHITE HART Hotel was Christchurch's first hotel and stood on the corner of High and Cashel street. It was built by Michael Brannan Hart (1814-1876) (along with Charles Day), who had arrived in Lyttelton with his wife Mary Ann (nee Swan) & their 2 sons, George Robert (1841-1911) & Michael Brannan (1843-1908) Hart.
Michael bought the block of land on the south-western side of High Street between Cashel Street and Lichfield Street. The family first lived on the site in a tent before building an A-frame hut.

The hotel opened on 15 Nov 1851, less than a year after the organised settlement of Christchurch. Michael bought out Charles Day in Sep 1854 for £525

Michael became the 7th Mayor of Christchurch, serving from Dec 1873 - Dec 1874 (He gave the first chain to the Christchurch mayoral chain. He was the first mayor to wear regalia, modelled on the robes of the Lord Mayor of London. He intended to leave the robes to Christchurch City Council, but after a disagreement, he changed his will and the robes were buried with him)


Visitors to Christchurch in NOV 1892 staying at the White Hart Hotel
NAME & PLACE of RESIDENCE

Mr ALEXANDER, Wirth's Circus
Mr ALLEN, Dunedin

Mr R. BONFIELD, Melbourne

Mr H. A. CLARK, Christchurch
Mr H. CLELLAND, West Eyreton
Mr G. S. COCHRANE, London
Mr CRESSWELL, Hororata

Mr C. EARNSHAW, Sydney
Mr Alfred ELKINS, Masterton

Captain FALCONER, Wellington
Mr J. H. FARQUHAR, Wellington

Mr J. C. GILCHRIST, Oamaru
Mr G. GLASSFORD, Napier
Mr C. GOLDSMITH, Dunedin
Mr GOURLAY, Dunedin
Mr D. GRANT, Temuka

Mr HAWKINGS, Auckland
Mr HAY, Pigeon Bay
Mr J. HAY, Pigeon Bay
Mr R. S. HAY, Pigeon Bay
Mr J. HERON, Napier
Mr HOWE, Timaru
Mr Sew HOY, Dunedin
Mr HOULSTON, Timaru

Mr JOBBERNS, Geraldine

Mr K. A. KENNEDY, Dunsandel
Mr KERR, Melbourne

Mr LESLIE, Timaru

Mr Fred MARTIN, Wellington
Mr T. J. MASON, Masterton
Mr Beechey MacDONALD, Geraldine
Mr McEWAN, Dunedin
Mr & Mrs Alexander MEE, Pleasant Point
Miss MEE, Pleasant Point
Mr Thomas MITCHELL, Timaru
Mr E. H. MONTGOMERY, Auckland

Mr Henry NEVILLE, London

Mr Fred PEEBLES, Melbourne
Mr C. PERCY, Christchurch
Mr PYKE, Wellington

Mr H. B. ROBERTS, Melbourne
Mr W. RYAN, Wellington

Mr R. SEATON, Melbourne
Mr J. SHAW, Timaru
Mr & Mrs SIMMONS, Wellington
Mr STODHART, Wainui
Mr G. STUMBLES, Timaru

Mr VINCENT, Ashburton

Mr WATSON, Sydney
Mr D. WILKIE, Wellington
Mr & Mrs Phillip WIRTH and child, Melbourne
Mr George WIRTH, Melbourne
Master Herbert WIRTH, Melbourne
Miss Madeline WIRTH, Melbourne
Mr F. W. WISE, Wellington


see also, the guests in Christchurch 1892, at the:
COKER's Hotel
TERMINUS Hotel
WARNER's Hotel



PHOTO
High St, Christchurch, WHITE HART Hotel on the right
c1940
first open in 1851, a new building was built on the site in 1866 and again in 1902

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on 2012-11-02 18:53:54

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