A painting of the Thistle Inn and the Courthouse on lower Mulgrave Street, close to the water's edge. There is a horseman, with lawyers and other people outside the courthouse. A European home with two chimneys is below the road on the left (ca 1843)
|Location||Mulgrave Street, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Completed||1840, rebuilt 1866|
The Thistle Inn is one of New Zealand's oldest public houses.
Originally built in 1840, the Thistle Inn was rebuilt after a fire in 1866. Up until the reclamation of Wellington Harbour the building was only a few metres from the shoreline and patrons often arrived by boat, including, according to legend, the Ngati Toa warrior chief Te Rauparaha.
The Thistle Inn was featured in Leves Amores, a short story by Katherine Mansfield, written in 1907.
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