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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

? 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
? WARNER's Hotel

High St, Christchurch, WHITE HART Hotel on the right
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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