Victoria Hotel, would appear to be a hotel and entertainment proprietor. Was he from Melbourne himself, or did he purchase the hotel which had that name already? Probably the latter.
Does anyone know anything of this James R Wright? I'm wondering if he could be the Unknown Gentleman of Hokitika - not that I think he is wearing a hotel-keeping outfit, but you never know.
This advertisement appeared in the the West Coast Times from 14 December 1866, page 1.