9 Jun 2020

Controversy over Akaroa restaurant's name

From The Panel, 4:46 pm on 9 June 2020

Writer and academic Scott Hamilton has taken issue with the name of a restaurant and bar in Akaroa, saying it honours slavery. Mr Hamilton says the restaurant - Bully Hayes Restaurant and Bar - is named after "the most notorious of all the Pacific's slave traders", William "Bully" Hayes.

This is purported to be the only image of Bully Hayes, but Joan Druett doubts it is authentic

A photo believed to be of William "Bully" Hayes. Photo: Public Domain