The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]
Thames Hotel (Mrs E. Luks, proprietress), Queen Street, Auckland. Mrs Luks is the widow of ex-Councillor Luks, of whom a notice appears on another page. She was born in Liverpool, educated at Knowsley, and emigrated to Melbourne by the ship “Atalanta,” about 1860. Prior to her marriage to Mr. Luks at Castlemaine, Victoria, in 1863, she managed a store on the goldfields, and she afterwards kept stores at Macrae's Flat, Otago, and at Tokatea, Coromandel, besides being associated with her husband in the management of the White Horse Hotel, Hokitika, the Court House Hotel, Thames, and the Victoria Hotel, Auckland.