New Moa Creek Cemetery signage unveiled.

A good turn out on a classically beautiful Central Otago day for the unveiling of new interpretation boards for the Moa Creek Cemetery. Dr Jim Ng was the honored guest to complete the ceremony.  Martin Anderson represented the OGHT who helped build the structure and printed the panels. Jeff Sawers is the third fellow in…

New signage in the Nevis Valley errected.

A team of good keen lads from the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust and those with the Nevis celebrations for Gold150 put in some solid work overe the weekend to make sure the new signage was in place for this coming weekends celebrations. Thanks very much to martin Anderson, Bruce McMillan, Sam Graham, Graeme Stewart, John…

Lawrence Field Weekend Report

A great weekend was had by a hardy few who embraced winter in Lawrence for our AGM and Field Weekend. Comments were made about why such a programme was proposed for such an inhospitable time of year and though such excuses as ‘necessity’ and ‘waiting for the auditors to get finished with the accounts…’ were…

2011 AGM in Lawrence

Click below to download a pdf of the following information. AGM Agenda 2011 AGM minutes. Balance Sheet Notes to Balance sheet OGHT profit and loss Cavalcade profit an loss Minutes from 2010 AGM Presidents Report 2011

Roxburgh Field Weekend 16th/17th October

Here’s the plan- (click here for registration form) We will all meet at the Commercial Hotel in Roxburgh by 10am Saturday where there will be instant coffee, tea and scones for us while John Kerr tells us all about the history of his Hotel and the basics of Roxburgh. We will then all pile back…

September newsletter

Things have been all go here at the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust. New signage erected in the Lindis Pass to show the area of the first gold found in Otago, a stone wall repaired by the Come-in –Time Battery in Thompsons gorge, and new Pinders Pond interpretation panels are complete and will be erected in…

OGHT and DOC collaborate on old stone wall.

Restoration work was carried out on the stone retaining wall at the  Come in Time Battery (Thompson’s Gorge) late last week. This was another collaboration between DOC and the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust. More of a story to come but here’s some photos in the meantime.

latest Cavalcade up-date

A good meeting was had in Oamaru in the weekend with the trail bosses and Oamaru Host Town Committee. Things are coming along nicely, we have a fantastic range of walking and horse trails to choose from and Oamaru have some great ideas they want to implement to ensure the final day will be something…

A great weekend exploring some old pubs

It was a foggy and cold morning after our AGM when 20+ keen souls boarded the bus at 8.50am to set off on the Historic Pub crawl. Dunstan House was our first destination as the original Hotel in Clyde back in 1863. This old Hotel is a beautiful example of good restoration which was actually…