Period costumes to the fore

Mary Aitken,   the Glenorchy  librarian in the 1950s, unveils a commemorative information board...
Mary Aitken, the Glenorchy librarian in the 1950s, unveils a commemorative information board outside the refurbished library. At left is her daughter Sharon Aitken.
Pat Gollop  and Amanda Hasselman  uncover an information board for the Glenorchy Lagoon Walkway.
Pat Gollop and Amanda Hasselman uncover an information board for the Glenorchy Lagoon Walkway.
The cavalcade makes its way to the Glenorchy Waterfront Reserve.
The cavalcade makes its way to the Glenorchy Waterfront Reserve.
What is believed to be the first traction engine to come to Glenorchy makes an appearance at...
What is believed to be the first traction engine to come to Glenorchy makes an appearance at Glenorchy's 150th celebrations. The engine's custodian, Eric Eaves (pictured), of Gore, said the 1910 engine was probably used to drag timber. "It is not the...
To mark Glenorchy's 150th anniversary, a mass photo was taken with residents, visitors and the ...
To mark Glenorchy's 150th anniversary, a mass photo was taken with residents, visitors and the Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden.

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 on stage.

Other Gold 150 Celebrations slideshows:  

•  Gold 150 Celebration snapshots

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•  Burying the time capsule

 

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