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...
30 Sep 2016 - Queenstown Historical Society
The first elections were major events which created strangely different situations...
17 Aug 2016 - Queenstown Historical Society
There was not just a shortage but a non-existence of housing when the first colonial farmers arrived here to settle...
18 Jul 2016 - Queenstown Historical Society
This day started as usual, with the TSS Earnslaw setting off on its scheduled run up the lake...