Room Keys; 1960s; 2018.34
Room KeysAbout this object
Five room keys from the Tourist Hotel Port Macquarie. Each key is attached to an individual large brass key tag with small metal key rings. The key tags are numbered 12, 16, 17, 19 and 22 and inscribed on one side 'PLEASE RETURN TO/ TOURIST HOTEL/ PORT MACQUARIE'.
The Tourist Hotel was once Port Macquarie's premier accommodation and dining venue. It accommodated many visiting celebrities and was the venue of choice for important Municipal and community dinners. The Horton Street hotel was originally the Commercial Hotel. It was refurbished in 1936 and renamed the Tourist Hotel. Renovations to the 42 room hotel included tiled bathrooms and lavatories and hot and cold running water to wash basins in each bedroom. The Tourist Hotel was later replaced with the Innes Tavern which opened in 1973.
1960sMedium and Materials
MetalInscription and Marks
Each key tag inscribed on one side '[No]/ PLEASE RETURN TO/ TOURIST HOTEL/ PORT MACQUARIE'
Key No. 12 - Obverse '12', Reverse 'NELSON/ L4'
Key No. 16 - Obverse '16', Reverse 'NELSON/ L4'
Key No. 17 - Obverse 'M.K/3., Reverse 'BRITISH MAKE/ ETAS'
Key No. 19 - Obverse '19', Reverse 'NELSON/ L4'
Key No. 22 - 'EZY-CUT/ C4'
Key and tag 145 to 150mm L, 43mm WSubject and Association Keywords
This object is from
Include tags such as place names, people, dates, events and colours. Use commas to separate multiple tags. e.g. Pablo Picasso, Madrid, red, 1930s.
eHive copyright disclaimer
It is the responsibility of the eHive Account Holder to gain copyright clearance for any images or content published on eHive. If you are concerned about the copyright status for any content in eHive or would like more information on using or ordering copies of content, please contact the Account Holder of that content. For further information see our Copyright Claims page.