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Queenstown Historical Society

Queenstown Historical Society

For 50 years this feisty society has been protecting, promoting and celebrating our vibrant history.The first campaign saved Queenstown’s much-loved former stone library from demolition.

We publish magazines and books, organise activities for members, and monitor developments so that our heritage is protected for the future.

Our Queenstown Heritage app features 64 historic sites from Arrowtown to Queenstown:
- Free information about each site, plus optional pay-for articles.
- Now available for android phones.
- Find it at http://qur.io/aaaQDHS

Website: http://www.queenstownhistoricalsociety.org.nz
Email: marionborrell@hotmail.com

Queenstown Gardens Part 2: From Local Park to Tourist Attraction

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

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