Accession Number
2013.17.46
Brief Description
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 27 April 2011 showing the demolition of the Royal Hotel on the corner of Norwich Quay and Canterbury Street.
Production Role
Photographer
Production Date
27 Apr 2011
Associated Event Notes
Damage caused
Associated Period
2011/2010s
Associated Place
Lyttelton/Christchurch/Canterbury/South Island/New Zealand
Background
The hotel building shown in this photograph was the third on the site since 1851. It was built in 1916 as a replacement for the first Royal Hotel. The Royal Hotel was established in 1870 after the first hotel , the Robin Hood Hotel was destroyed in the Great Fire of Lyttelton in 1870. The demolition is being completed with a digger pulling the brick walls into the cleared internal area of the building.
Collecting Unit
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