4 Apr 2018 - Queenstown Historical Society
What a superb site for a hotel!
29 Jan 2018 - Queenstown Historical Society
In 1867 when the eager townsfolk set about planting trees in their new Gardens reserve, they were probably thinking of the benefits such a park would have for their fledgeling town. Few would have predicted a future in which the Gardens would contribute to the attractions of an international tourist resort.
1 Dec 2017 - Queenstown Historical Society
Three cheers to the far-sighted colonists who in 1867 set aside the peninsula for a public park.
8 Oct 2017 - Queenstown Historical Society
In 1924 when work began on the dam it was expected to take three months, but in fact, it took 21 months and incurred huge cost overruns. These were not good omens, but were largely ignored except that Otago Daily Times noted that the local residents had been regarding the scheme ‘somewhat oddly and critically.’ With good reason.
19 Aug 2017 - Queenstown Historical Society
It’s not only small boys who are fascinated by seeing men and machinery at work...
19 Jun 2017 - Queenstown Historical Society
What if riverbeds were dry so that the gold could be reached easily? In 1867 when the Kawarau River was very low, rich un-worked gold deposits were exposed below Kawarau Falls...
8 Jun 2017 - Shotovergarden
When you live in Queenstown or most places in New Zealand it is difficult to avoid a beautiful view or a tempting walk into the bush. However you may not appreciate the full benefits of being able to frequently see and interact with nature...
27 Feb 2017 - Pure Glenorchy
In traditional New Zealand Maori culture, native birds, animals, flora and fauna were known as Taonga Species, meaning they were cherished and woven into the fabric of existence...