Royal Hotel

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01 May 1866
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The first Royal Hotel opened on the southwest corner of Grey and Cook Streets in July of 1865, a muster day for the militia men. The Royal was owned by Lewis Bassiere Harris who was an Ensign with the 1st Company of the 4th Waikato Militia Regiment. In late April 1866 the Governor, Sir George Grey, arrived in Hamilton to meet with Kingmaker Wiremu Tamihana, a leader of the Ngati Haua iwi. The two met at the Royal on the 1st of May and this photograph was taken.
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Henry Gaze
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