Hotel Cardrona

Hotel Cardrona

Description: The Cardrona Hotel (Est. 1863) is one of New Zealand's oldest hotels. The Cardrona River was named in 1857 by surveyor J.T. Thomson, after Cardrona House and the Cardrona Forest on the Scottish Border. With the discovery of gold in 1862, the Cardrona Valley came alive. In 1863 a township was laid out and several canvas-covered sod buildings were erected for stores and saloons. With the decline in mining in the 1890s, the bustling town began to die. In 1890 it only had two stores, one butcher and one blacksmith, and the All Nations and Cardrona hotels remained.

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Keywords: New Zealand, Cardrona, gold, landscape, people, hotel

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