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Historic Pubs of the South 
by John Hall-Jones

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The author makes it abundantly clear in his Introduction that his book is NOT meant as some guidebook to a marathon pubcrawl around the South of New Zealand. Instead, it is the history of the early hotels and taverns of the South, which has always intrigued him. The historic Cardrona Hotel and how it became dry. The Bannockburn Hotel, where incongrously a meeting was held to form a branch of the Temperance Society. Here too are the stories of the Oasis Hotel, where there was plenty of grog but no accommodation; the United States Hotel, where the bedstead consisted of manuka scrub with sacking nailed across it; the hotel where a man sleeping in the loft above fell atop a man sleeping on a settee below; the bush inn, where the innkeeper quelled a riot by throwing a lasso over the most noisy of the ‘bottle imps’. Here too are the stories of the “cooper’s schnapps”: illicit distilling of Hokonui whisky” and Jules Berg’s “parsnippy wine”.

CONTENTS
Introduction
Chapters:
Early Hotels in Invercargill
Southland Taverns
Dunedin’s Coaching Days
Central Otago Hotels
Fiordland Hotels
Bibliography
Index

Soft cover 210x200mm 114 pages

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