Crowds converged on the Glenorchy Waterfront Reserve on
Monday to witness the arrival of a cavalcade of horses, with
most of the riders clothed in 1860s-period garments.
The last day of the village's 150th anniversary celebrations
had an official tone, with the launch of the extended
Glenorchy Lagoon Walkway and the official opening of the
refurbished library and a group photograph taken to document
the historic event.
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden arrived in a 1928
Cadillac with her husband, Peter Laurenson, and horses stood
among the crowd as fourth-generation Glenorchy resident
Richard Kennett read out a list of the trials and triumphs of
the settlement's early years.
Ms van Uden then helped judge the beard-growing efforts of
local men, although 150th committee member Elaine Kirkland
feared it was too cold to allow the beards to be shaved off
Other Gold 150 Celebrations slideshows:
• Gold 150 Celebration
• Buckingham Belles
• Burying the time capsule