Story: 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.

About this item

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.

How to cite this page:

John Wilson. 'South Canterbury places - Fairlie', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 14-Nov-12
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/11455/coach-to-burkes-pass