Publicans of the Port Nicholson District in the Colony of New Zealand

including Coglan's at Petone, Buck's at the Taita, James Brown's at Upper Hutt. In addition: Scotch Jock's at Pari-Pari and Toms' Inn at Paramatta Point

Hilda McDonnell

Publicans cover

Publicans of the Port Nicholson District … inns deemed lost in the mist of time.

Licenses were first issued in October 1840. William Couper, born in Caithness, started out a ship’s carpenter, got into cattle trading in Van Diemen’s Land, then ventured across to Cook Strait…He built the Thistle Inn. Rowland Davis of the Aurora was originally from near Bantry in County Cork. Baron Alzdorf left London and sailed on the New Zealand Company ship Adelaide…

Stories of the some of the first colonists of what is now New Zealand’s capital, Wellington

What we Did

  • Typography and page layout for print edition.
  • Cover design.
  • Proof reading.
  • Liaison with local printer for initial print run and subsequent reprints.

Local Wellington author Hilda McDonnell has an interest in early New Zealand social history. We are delighted to have helped her publish her second book Portugese in New Zealand

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