J R Wright of the Melbourne Hotel, Hokitika

James R Wright, mentioned previously at the 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.