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BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM

Queenstown Lakes District Holidaymakers Through The Ages The First Half of the 20th Century By 1900, the influx of visitors was such that the Queenstown Borough Council sought government aid to develop the area’s amenities. Seating, tracks, tree planting, sports grounds, electric lighting, and water and sewerage connections were all…

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BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM 1500 1101 The Flyer Magazine

BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM

Queenstown Lakes District Holidaymakers Through The Ages – the Late Victorians In this edition we’re beginning a look back in time at holidaymakers through the different eras of tourism locally. Adventurous tourists have been visiting the Wakatipu and the Queenstown Lakes District since the very early days of settlement. McKay’s…

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QUEENSTOWN WRITERS FEAST ON FESTIVAL

Queenstown WritersFEAST ON FESTIVAL In something of a coup for Queenstown, the Queenstown Writers Festival organisers have scored two of New Zealand’s greatest writers and legends in the field of New Zealand literature for this year’s Queenstown Writers Festival. Witi Ihimaera, Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit and…

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BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM

A glimpse at skiing in the old days… with Ray Clarkson When Ray Clarkson passed away in October 2016 he left his lifelong collection of skis to the Lakes District Museum. Ray was born in Cromwell in 1929, was a teacher and Director of Education in Invercargill, and lived for…

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BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM

Ice Skating and Arrowtown ‘The town was slowly going to sleep…’ By the early 1950s, after two world wars had taken many of Arrowtown’s young men and many others were moving away to find work in the cities, the population of Arrowtown dwindled to below 200 residents and half of…

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BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM

By 1926 following the turmoil of WWI, New Zealand entered the beginnings of the Great Depression. This worldwide economic ‘slump’ peaked in the early 1930’s and while it bought with it, high unemployment, low incomes and a lack of security, at the same time the Wakatipu developed a strong sense…

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From Mat Time to Prime Time

FROM MAT TIME TO PRIME TIMEKIDS’ TV PRODUCER CALLS GIBBSTON HOME She may have started out as a kindergarten teacher in rural Southland, but, now a Gibbston local, award-winning children’s television producer Mary Phillips is one of New Zealand’s most well-known in the game. With more than 30 years writing…

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Mother and Daughter

Mother and DaughterAN ELDERLOWER ENTERPRISE A former Queenstown mother and daughter combo is maximising the benefits of the naturally-occurring elderflower tree locally by turning the flowers and berries into a growing enterprise. Now living in Wanaka, Barbara East and daughter Laura Rawlings, 30, recently quit their career paths to work…

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BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM

Can you help give our history a future? The museum’s 1875 BNZ building and stables need earthquake strengthening. As the only museum in the Queenstown Lakes District, we have been dedicated to archiving, curating and exhibiting our district’s treasures and stories since 1948. We have educated generations of students through…

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH | BAREFOOT IN THE DAISYS

What’s your name and where are you from? Debbie, and I’m from the best place for running free as a child – the Wild West Coast. How long have you been in Queenstown? 20 years What kind of art do you create? I love making ceramic flowers. My vision is…

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