Queenstown and District Historical
Society Incorporated
 Our Heritage Today - For Tomorrow
About Us Events Calendar Events Reports  Publications Associated Organisations Courier Index
Our History
Former Queenstown
Library built in 1877
2015 Calendar

 Cemetery Tour at Arrowtown


Bryants’ bus

Queenstown’s first motor fire engine at the Transport & Toy Museum, Wanaka

New Membership Form.doc







Announcing our 2015 Calendar, ‘THEN and NOW’      

Sunday 25 August at 2pm

St John’s Presbyterian Hall, Arrowtown


Open to the public.    Gold coin admission for hall hire.

We have a fresh collection of photos or paintings from around the Wakatipu with historical information to span the years. See cover right.

At the launch there will be a talk about each month’s pictures, with some speakers having particular connections and experiences to share.

This is our main fundraiser.

Proceeds will be used for heritage projects.

Price: $18 whether from members or other outlets.

We will have a stall at the Remarkables Park Saturday Market from late October onwards.

From early September calendars will be available at outlets throughout the district including the Lakes District Museum, the Boatshed Cafe at Frankton, with others to be arranged.

Mail Orders: $20 (to include postage)

Post cheque and delivery details to 3 Jenkins Place, Arrowtown, 9302;

or direct-credit account 12-3405-0021065-01 with Cal and your surname as the reference and email your order and delivery details to: hecklerdenise@hotmail.com.

We will start posting mail orders after the launch.


Smartphone App of 64 Heritage Sites in the Wakatipu


This major project has a launch date in late November 2014.

Watch this space!

We aim to share our heritage much more widely to locals and visitors with a free level of information, and additional pay-for articles.


We are grateful for a grant of $20,000 from the Community Trust of Southland, and sponsorship from the Lakes District Museum in the form of many photographs.

We are seeking sponsorship for individual sites and thematic collections.


Anthony Mason is building the app, and Marion Borrell is preparing the contents making much use of our archive of over ninety Queenstown Courier magazines.