Location #158. The Ferry Hotel. Bannockburn Nevis Road on right bank of the Kawarau River.
The table below shows the groups of people that had an interest in this property, either as owners, residents, tenants or shareholders. Clicking on the 'Details' link will display a list of the individuals in the group along with any known historical information about them.
|1||1867 - 1876||James Stuart||Details|
|2||c1877 - c1883||Richard Varcoe (may not be correct)||Details|
The table below shows any historical notes about the location.
|Note||Date||Short Description||Note Text|
|2169||c1867||The Stuarts move to Bannockburn.||The Stuarts moved from Gibralter Rock, Reilly's Beach to Bannockburn and built the Ferry Hotel, location #158.|
|2177||1876||The Stuarts closed down the Ferry Hotel.||The Stuarts closed down the Ferry Hotel (location #158) and moved to Cromwell where they purchased the Victoria Hotel.|
|2178||1876||A large flood damaged the Ferry Hotel.||On 29 Sep 1876, a large flood damaged the Ferry Hotel, and destroyed the Kawarau Bridge (location #154).|
|2190||1874||Richard Varcoe may have stayed in the Ferry Hotel.||Richard Varcoe (1) may have stayed in the Ferry Hotel when he first arrived in Bannockburn. James Stuart was involved in mining ventures on the Carrick Range so they shared a common interest. James Stuart was also a director of the Carrick Range Water Supply Company and Susan Stuart turned the first sod on 20 Apr 1872. Mr Varcoes job as a working manager of the Carrick Range water race would have required him to live on the job in a tent. However he may have stayed with the Stuarts in dwelling #158 when not working on the water race.|
|2193||c1877||It appears that the couple may have repaired dwelling #158 and live there for some time - until around 1883.||It appears that the couple may have repaired dwelling #158 and live there for some time - until around 1883.|
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|Image Id||Source||Date||Short Description|
|109||Dunstan Times via Paul Crump||5 Jan 1869||Ferry Hotel - James Stuart||View Image|
|374||Mr T Emmitt, Bannockburn||1976||Remains of the Ferry Hotel||View Image|
|375||Mrs Eileen Olds, Cromwell||5 Nov 1921||Bannockburn Bowling Club - Opening Day||View Image|
|1858||T C Emmitt - Bannockburn||1855/1870||Bannockburn Library Book - "The Pictorial History of England"||View Image|
|2389||Diggers, Hatters & Whores - S Eldred-Grigg||1873||Anthony Trollope - well known English author of the 1870's.||View Image|