Gala day at historic home

Photo by Linda Robertson.
Photo by Linda Robertson.
Owner of Karnford historic home Judy Black pours milk into a cup of tea for Jenny Kirk, of Dunedin, at the Gold Rush Gala held at Karnford, Milton.

Inset: Emma MacKay, of Mosgiel, a member of the Taieri Spinners and Weavers group, demonstrates spinning at the gala.

There were also demonstrations of butter- and cheese-making and 11 stalls selling a variety of food and Victorian-themed items.

More than 20 people also wore colonial dress for the occasion.

The gala raised funds towards a $45,000 conservation report for the Tokomairiro Presbyterian Church, a listed heritage building designed by architect Robert Arthur Lawson, who also designed Dunedin's First Church and Municipal Chambers.

 

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