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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LADIES' EARNSLAW ASCENT ADVENTURES

Though the first ascent of Mt. Earnslaw took place in March 1885 by Ro... Read More »

Routeburn Hut 1

ROUTEBURN HUTS

THE ROUTEBURN HUTS As spring starts to turn to summer many of us look ... Read More »

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CHARLIE HAINES & CAMP HILL

Charlie Haines and Camp Hill With Flower Show behind us and the clocks... Read More »

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GLENORCHY SUFFRAGETTES

Feisty Glenorchy Women and the Suffragettes September 19 marks the 125... Read More »

Arcadia Fenns cottage

ARCADIA

ARCADIA We have all driven by Ros and Jim’s lovely home just past the ... Read More »

GYM Clarke McConachy

VOICES FROM THE PAST

VOICES FROM THE PAST This month we’re taking a little detour from our ... Read More »

Invincible Mine adit

THE INVINCIBLE

INVINCIBLE MINE AND POST OFFICE Miners in the past seemed to have had ... Read More »

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NANCY AND DONALD WATHERSTON

This month’s photo is of a set of scales and a watch that went all the... Read More »

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THE OLD REES RIVER BRIDGE

THE OLD REES RIVER BRIDGE Imagine life before 1921. You want to go up ... Read More »

GY Museum Census Collecting

CENSUS TAKING BACK THEN!

As we’ve all just been doing our part to be counted for the census we ... Read More »

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CAMPBELLTOWN and THE BUCKLERBURN

CAMPBELLTOWN AND THE BUCKLERBURN The very first place that pakeha made... Read More »

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BOGGED DOWN on the GY ROAD

Historic Photo of the Month January 2018 Bogged on the Glenorchy Road,... Read More »

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THE "RED PARADISE ALBUM"

THE "RED PARADISE ALBUM"  This month we take you back in time to the s... Read More »

GYM Constance Davidson nee Birley killed in a buggy accident and buried in Glenorchy

CONSTANCE DAVIDSON STORY

Summer Days Temple Peak 1898 and A Sad Day on the Road November 1907 T... Read More »

GYM Turners Creek WA Grants house and Mill at Kinloch W.Grant on white horse Bryants with Bikes2

TURNER'S CREEK

When driving back out to Kinloch, not long after Kowhai Bush you cross... Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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GLENORCHY TV TRANSLATOR

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