Story: Country towns

Waiau Ferry Hotel, 1870s (1st of 3)

Waiau Ferry Hotel, 1870s

Carriages wait outside the Ferry Hotel for travellers who will soon cross the Waiau River on their way south to Culverden, or, having crossed over, will head north to Kaikōura. The hotel and township sprang up because people stopped there while waiting to be ferried across the river.

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Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - Origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19394/waiau-ferry-hotel-1870s (accessed 11 December 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008