Photograph [Shamrock Hotel, Ophir]; F J Olsen; 19th Century; XOPO.28


Photograph [Shamrock Hotel, Ophir]

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Photograph; depicting the Shamrock Hotel, Ophir. The photograph is landscape in orientation, in black and white, and mounted onto a blue card backing. It depicts a single-storey stone building with a brick façade frontage, with four windows and two doors. The building has a double, shallow pitched corrugated iron roof. Above the door is painted SHAMROCK / HOTEL. / M. GAVAN, and above two doors 'BAR PARLOUR' and 'BAR'. A large, four-wheeled, double pony trap is parked outside. A streetlamp is visible on the street. Outside the bar are a group of individuals; three men, four women, a young man and a small child. The photograph mount has a printed scrolling border. Printed on the bottom edge is F. J. OLSEN, PHOTO, NELSON'.

The Tuapeka Times, Volume XXXI, Issue 4662, 17 June 1899, Page 3, notes the meeting of the Tuapeka Licensing Committee held at the Courthouse, Roxburgh, at which the license of M Gavan was under dispute due to the 'uncleanliness' of the Shamrock Hotel.

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F J Olsen

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Date Made

19th Century


20.5 x 24.6cm

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Collection of Ophir Post Office, New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga

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