Kōrero: South Canterbury places

Coach to Burkes Pass

Coach to Burkes Pass

The painter John Preston depicts a coach pulling up to Burkes Pass Hotel in the 1880s. This was the period when Georgina and John Burgess held the hotel’s licence. Georgina reportedly cooked up to 30 meals a day for passing travellers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: G-215
Oil painting by James Preston

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'South Canterbury places - Fairlie', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/11455/coach-to-burkes-pass (accessed 12 December 2019)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, updated 17 Aug 2015