PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 18 NOVEMBER SESSION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. Another session will be scheduled for some time after 19 November. Please add your name to the Wait List so we can advise you when the next tour becomes available.
Leaving from the Brydone Hotel, this two-hour tour passes by banks, wool & grain stores, up to Cape Wanbrow, looking down over the Harbour & Sumpters Wharf, which was specially built for the frozen meat industry. The tour then continues out to Weston, to Parkside Quarry, and then back through Ardgowan to Ōamaru down Buckley’s Hill.
Noel Crawford, the author of “Antipodean Empire,” will speak about the changes in land use tied within the South Canterbury Region, sharing his own family experiences of farming land in South Canterbury.
Conservation Historian Helen Stead’s own family story covers Devil’s Bridge land, formally owned by her family, and where she lived as a child. Helen also attended Ardgowan School, which is 120 years old this year.
Coach Park, Lower Itchen St at Tyne St