HISTORIC PHOTO OF THE MONTH Gallery

Welcome to our window on Glenorchy’s History.

Every month we plan to bring to you an historic photo from our archives which hopefully sheds a bit more light on life at the Head of the Lake.

Each one is only a part of the story, so every month when we share a photo and a story please feel free to tell us what we got wrong, and what else you know about that story, as we’d like to be able to collect up these stories to build up a good community archive that’s available to everyone.

Contacts: Leslie Van Gelder 441 2944 , Amanda Hasselman 442 9942

 

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VJ DAY CELEBRATIONS IN GLENORCHY 1945

VJ Day Celebrations in Glenorchy 1945 Among the treasures of the Gleno... Read More »

GYM Lord Jellicoe Opening of Queenstown War Memorial 1924 21

WAR MEMORIAL DEDICATION

We can only imagine how many thousands (or hundreds and thousands) of ... Read More »

Death Valley Hut by Geoff Spearpoint 1

HISTORIC HUTS

DEATH VALLEY HUT (now called Kay Creek Hut) has had an interesting his... Read More »

GYM Cars outside post office

SCOTS HISTORY AND PLACE NAMES

Last month Vince Jones gave a talk on the Scots history of the region.... Read More »

Earnslaw Project Mt Earnslaw Hotel Photo cover

THE MOUNT EARNSLAW HOTEL

Most of us walk by the ruins of a building’s foundations that sit betw... Read More »

GY Museum Land Girls 1 Reta1

LAND GIRLS

In April many of our thoughts turn to ANZAC Day and the history of tho... Read More »

Mary with horses

MARY AITKEN

Mary Aitken is the oldest living resident from the Head of the Lake an... Read More »

GY Museum Historic Photo Installing TV. 66

GLENORCHY TV TRANSLATOR

TV broadcasting began in New Zealand in 1961 but didn’t arrive at the ... Read More »