Kōrero: Waikato places

Waikato Draught bottle cap

Waikato Draught bottle cap

The Waikato Brewery at the south end of Victoria Street once produced the local beer, Waikato Draught. This bottle cap bears the well-known brand of Willie the waiter. The drawing of Willie was based on a popular brewery employee, William T. Walter, who had distinctive features, including a prominent nose.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Hamilton west of the river', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/27312/waikato-draught-bottle-cap (accessed 25 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015