Transportation

Browse through events below or download the pdf

Browse through events below or click image above to download pdf 

Transportation

Pre-Celebrations lead up events

 

Penny Farthing and Vintage Cycle Tour
See the wheelmen and women depart Oamaru on the 6th November to start their intrepid journey on penny-farthings and vintage cycles touring from Blenheim to Hanmer Springs.
Join the civic welcome as they return to Oamaru on the 11th November outside the Forrester Gallery at 5.15pm.

 

Oamaru Public Library
A map of the route that the wheelmen will travel on as they cycle the Penny Farthing and Vintage Cycle Tour is on display at the Oamaru Public Library. Call in to see their progress as they travel down the South Island towards Hanmer Springs.

Heritage for Schools
Celebrating our heritage - with special focus on our pioneers and early forms of transport.
During the weeks of 28 – 31 October and 3 – 7 November.
A choice of 3 different activities directly related to the heritage of Oamaru and surrounding district showcasing our pioneering history is offered to all schools in the greater Waitaki area.
Schools participating are able to learn vital history of our area and take part hands-on. Students may experience the lifestyle themselves by dressing the part, learn about pioneer farming, meat export and grain production, make flour bags and mill flour.



 

Daily and continuous events 2014

 

Forrester Gallery – Titokowaru’s Dilemma
Friday 12th September until Sunday 30th November
New Zealand print-maker, Marion Maguire combines the bold silhouettes of Greek vases with the tonal graduations of colonial paintings to challenge simplistic readings of colonial history. Her work illustrates the impressive figure of Riwha Titokowaru (1823-1888) -Maori tohunga and leader from the Taranaki region.

 

Koreo Ko, Koreo Au
Saturday 20th September until Sunday 16th November

Moana Tipa (Ngai Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Ngati Kahungunu,Celt) pays tribute to her father Thomas Rangiora Tipa (1924-2014) and southern whakapapa Maori. Her work combines marks and lines of traditional crafts with celestial navigation to locate place and direction, transposing whakaaro Maori into a contemporary context.
Open daily. Admission free
The Forrester Gallery, 9 Thames Street.

 

Hot Air Balloons
Due to the unpredictability of the weather, it is not possible to pinpoint where the Hot Air Balloons will be flying from. Please check at the i-Site during Victorian Heritage week for updates.
Oamaru i-Site, 1 Thames Street Phone 434-1656.

 

Horse and Carriage Tours
13th - 15th November.

Leave from the 36 Tyne Street (opposite the carpark) just along from the old Northern Hotel.
10.30am to 3pm Thu-Sat $10 per adult and $5 per child

 

Oamaru Steam and Rail Trip
Welcome aboard the B10 steam locomotive which will take you from the Harbourside Station to the Quarry Siding in the harbour area and return.
Departs every 45 minutes from 11am Saturday and 10.30am Sunday.
Adults $8, children $3, Family (2 adults 2 children) $20 return.
Book at the station or i-Site. Pedestrian access via steps from Itchen and Tees Streets.

Oamaru’s Top 10 Mini Golf
Even though golf was a men’s game, in 1867 The Ladies' Putting Club of St. Andrews was formed as a members-only green for women golfers. Try your luck at Oamaru’s new Mini Golf course. An eighteen hole course designed around the local tourist attractions from the Waitaki with information boards. Fun for everyone in the family.  $5 per person during heritage week celebrations 13th-16th Nov. Return your score card with completed details to take part in the prize draw for $150 vouchers for Top 10 Accommodation and $50 petrol voucher.
Oamaru Top 10 Holiday Park, Chelmer Street 10am – 6pm.

 

Scotts Brewery Tour
In 1905, after a raucous heyday that saw Oamaru serve as the home to the largest number of brothels and taverns in the Southern Hemisphere, the local council voted in prohibition in an attempt to curb the town’s bawdy reputation. Prohibition resulted in the closing of all the town’s breweries, and even though it was repealed in 1962 until now there has been no beer brewed in town. Here is your chance to tour the brewery and sample the Nineteen 05 on arrival.
Tickets $10 at the door.

Oamaru Public Library
Be sure to call into the Library and take a look at the display on pioneer travel and transportation.
Admission free, 62 Thames Street.

North Otago Floral Art Group
The North Otago Floral Art Group will have floral designs in St Luke’s Anglican Church on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Heritage Week during the open hours of the Church. 
St Luke’s Church, Itchen Street, open daily 10am–4pm.

Grand Tour of the Oamaru Opera House
Daily guided tours through the refurbished 1907 Oamaru Municipal Town Hall.
This beautiful facility is at the heart of the town’s business district and occupies a focal point for the community. The Oamaru Opera House reopened in February 2009 following a significant restoration and redevelopment project designed to create a living, fully-functioning centerpiece for the Waitaki Community. 
Wed to Fri 10am and 2pm $5 per person, bookings essential at Opera House 433 0770.
Cream teas available after or before the tour in the Grand Foyer Sip Café. 
Oamaru Opera House, 90 Thames Street.

Depression Glass Exhibition
An exhibition of brightly coloured and crystal domestic glass tableware made in the USA between
1920 and 1940. Owned by Bruce and Joyce Comfort. guyro42@gmail.com 
Displayed courtesy of The Oamaru Textile Emporium 2014- 2015
Free Admission, 13 Tyne Street

Limelight Cinema
Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machines - Thursday 2pm
The Great Race - Friday 2pm
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Saturday 2pm
Tickets $15 (seniors and students $10)
Tickets from Limelight Cinema only.
Bookings preferred www.limelightcinema.co.nz Phone 434 1077
Limelight Cinemas 260 Thames Street

Orore Point Garden - Daily
An invitation to visit a Private Coastal Garden by appointment.
Adults $6, Children free. Proceeds to NZ Charities
964 Wainakarua Rd, Kakanui
Phone 03 439 5709 or email philiphamilton@xtra.co.nz

 

Oamaru Repertory Society - Play On by Rick Abbot
12th - 16th November

Oamaru Repertory is pleased to announce their next play to be directed by Glynis Kappely - Play On.
This is a hilarious story of a theatre group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of mad-dening interference
from a haughty author who keeps revising the script.
Oamaru Repertory Theatre, 15 Itchen Street
12th - 15th November 7.30pm,16th November 4.00pm
$18.00 Adult Concessions available
For pre bookings phone 03434 7667
Or email tickets@oamarurepertory.co.nz
Tickets available from the theatre from 7th November.



 

Wednesday 12th November 2014

10am – 4pm
Oamaru Steam and Rail Workshop

Venture behind the scenes into the workshop of steam and rail – the ultimate in a blokes’ shed.
Come and see our steam engine loco being restored.
Entry by donation, Workshop on railway siding behind the Woolstore Complex.

 

12.05pm
The Waitaki Valley Singers

Enjoy their first midday concert with conductor Wendy Eckhardt. Bring your lunch, tea and coffee provided.
Entry by gold coin donation, St Paul’s Church 5 Coquet Street.

 

7.30pm 
Oamaru Repertory Society

See Daily events for details.


 

Thursday 13th November 2014

Hot Air Balloons -

Morning Noon and Night

10am to 12 noon - Down the Decades
Join Helen Stead on a walk by and through Buildings; over and under bridges here in 1878 when Oamaru was New Zealand's ninth largest urban area.
Tickets $20, with gold coin donation at the Oamaru Opera House.
Meet at the i-Site, 1 Thames Street.
Book on our booking page or at Oamaru i-Site.

10.30am 
Behind the Scenes Tour

Every museum has more in store than it’s able to display. View those rare treasures which lie behind closed doors.Thursday and Friday, Gold coin donation, North Otago Museum 60 Thames Street.
Bookings essential – Phone 03-433-0852

 

12.05pm
Forty Flying Fingers and The North Otago Women’s Club Choir

Music at St Paul’s church features four pianists at pianos with the North Otago Women’s Club Choir.
Bring your lunch. Tea and coffee provided.
St Paul’s Church 5 Coquet Street Gold coin donation.

 

1pm
Scotts Brewery Tour

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Tickets $10 at the door, End of Harbour Street.

2pm
Movie at the Limelight. 

Call in to select a film from times gone by and experience a Victorian treat. 
Tickets $15 (seniors and students $10) 
Tickets from Limelight Cinema only, bookings preferred www.limelightcinema.co.nz Phone 434 1077
Limelight Cinemas 260 Thames Street.

 

5pm – 8pm
Grand Tour of the Countryside and Picnic Tea

Begin your transport themed weekend with a Grand Tour of North Otago’s countryside in a vintage car,  bicycle, horse, bus, or maybe your own car, all finishing at Totara Estate for a picnic tea and entertainment.
Cars, bicycles, buses and any other modes of transport all depart Lower Wansbeck St Car park 5pm. Please arrive at car park by 4.45pm to receive your touring instructions. Bring your own picnic or pre-purchase one – hot water for drinks available at Totara Estate, entertainment continues until 8pm. Indoor venue available if weather unfavourable. 
Combined event with the North Otago Vintage Car Club.
Book your ride in a vintage car now $10 per person, Bus also $10 per person.
Picnic teas can be purchased for $15 but must be pre-booked.
Book on our booking page or at Oamaru i-Site.

 

6pm 
Oamaru Public Library

“Burke’s Pass and a Load of Old Bullocks: Tales of Traversing the Long Cutting”
The Oamaru Library will host a talk by Dr Jane Batchelor from The Burke’s Pass Heritage Trust.
Admission free, Oamaru Public Library, 62 Thames Street.

 

7.30pm
The Venerable Victorian Alfresco Affair

What happens when Queen Victoria asks Mrs Beeton to arrange a Picnic? Be astonished at the preparations, witness a cookery demonstration of the utmost skill, be enchanted with the etiquette...and allow yourself to be transported to a time when fast-food meant it was delivered by horse and carriage! Come along for an evening of enlightenment and humour - Ladies, be prepared to loosen your stays!!!
Tickets $25 includes samples of food and refreshment from the picnic hamper.
Early Settlers Hall, Severn Street – just behind the Oamaru Opera House.
Book on our booking page or at Oamaru i-Site.

 

7.30pm 
Oamaru Repertory Society

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Friday 14th November 2014

Hot air Balloons -

Morning Noon and Night
 

8.15am
“Oh to be beside the Sea” – Breakfast at Portside - The Mayor’s Grand Entrance

Make your way to Portside, by horse and buggy, boat, bicycle or train and then dine in style beside the sea at Portside Restaurant. The Mayor will arrive from across the waters, a fine English breakfast will be served, and the entertainment will transport you. Make your way back to town by your chosen mode of transport, or join the Mayor aboard the train back to Harbourside station and proceed across to the Waitaki District council steps for the Grand Opening of the Celebrations. Tickets $25.
Train courtesy of Victorian Heritage Celebrations departs Harbourside Station on Itchen Street 8.15am,
Breakfast 8.30 – 9.30, Train departs Portside end 9.40’sh to return to Itchen Street. 
Book on our booking page or at Oamaru i-Site.

 

8.30am - 7.30pm
Opera House Café Bar

Looking for a quiet moment during the day or early evening. Call into House Café Bar for cream tea, champagne tea or partake of an early evening refreshment to prepare you for the frivolity ahead!
A tall Pimms being the pick-me-up of choice.
Oamaru Opera House, 90 Thames Street.

 

9.30am – 11.30am
First Class Passengers Ball - Dance Practice

For those who wish to learn or practice dances for this evening’s Ball.
The dance list may be found here on the Contacts and Info page
Gold coin donation, Oamaru Opera House, 90 Thames Street.

 

10am
Celebrations Grand Opening

For everyone that has travelled to join us from near or far, join us on the steps of the Waitaki District Council to officially open the 2014 Victorian Heritage Celebrations by his worship Gary Kircher, Mayor of the Waitaki District.
Oamaru Council Buildings, 20 Thames Street.

 

10am – 12pm
Café Promenade

After the Grand opening of the Celebrations on the Council steps you may continue on your promenade of Oamaru’s finest cafes and marvel at shop windows decorated in heritage style.

 

10am – 2pm
Elevenses with Mrs B

Call into the Early Settlers Hall to sample treats from
Mrs Beeton’s kitchen with a tea, coffee, or a small glass of madeira. Try your hand at Victorian parlour games or just relax and have a chat.
$5 per serving
Early Settlers’ Hall Severn Street just behind the Opera House.

 

10.30am 
Behind the Scenes Tour

Every museum has more in store than it’s able to display. View those rare treasures which lie behind closed doors. Thursday and Friday, Gold coin donation 
North Otago Museum 60 Thames Street
Bookings essential – Phone 03-433-0852

 

11.30am 
Lines from the Nile

Lines from the Nile is an occasion. With a 170 year old piano and 1840’s dress, musical stories of British naval victories with songs and a sonata by Joseph Hayden as well as a little theatre celebrating the wedding between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Performed by Rowena Simpson (soprano) and Douglas Mews (piano).
$25 includes a cream tea www.ticketdirect.co.nz all service fees included.
Limited audience capacity. Oamaru Opera House 90 Thames Street.

 

12.05pm
Variety Concert

A St Paul’s concert featuring local artists. Bring your lunch. Tea and coffee provided.
Gold coin donation, St Paul’s Church 5 Coquet Street.

 

12.30pm
Great Photo Opportunity

All gather at 12.25pm on the steps of the Opera House for the ‘Big Photo’ to be followed by the announcement of the winners of the Costume Awards and the Window Display.
Oamaru Opera House 90 Thames Street.

 

12.30pm
Victorian Travellers Costume Awards 

Straight after the ‘Big’ photo on the Opera House steps, winners of the Best Dressed Travelers costume
will be presented.

 

12.30pm
Waitaki Herald Victorian Retail Window Display

Prize-giving and presentation of the silver tray for the best dressed Victorian Window.
Oamaru Opera House 90 Thames Street 

1pm
Forrester and Lemon Memorial Lecture

OAMARU New Zealand’s living Victorian town
The creative team behind the exciting new book, OAMARU New Zealand’s living Victorian town, will present the Forrester and Lemon lecture. Author, Paul Sorrell will talk about the process of writing and discuss the themes and issues the book contains, while Graham Warman will show images, including some not in the book and talk about what inspired his vision.
The Ink Box – Oamaru Opera House
90 Thames Street
Admission free.

1pm
Scotts Brewery Tour

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Tickets $10 at the door, End of Harbour Street.

 

1pm
Oamaru Public Library - “Hear all about it!

Those doughty Waitaki Wheelmen and Ladies will present a blow-by-blow account of this year’s vintage cycle tour.
This is sure to rival those stirring tales of derring-do so popular in yesteryear. A tale of personal hardship, camaraderie and triumph!
62 Thames Street, Admission free.

 

2pm
Movie at the Limelight

Call in to select a film from times gone by and experience a Victorian treat. 
Tickets $15 (seniors and students $10) 
Tickets from Limelight Cinema only, bookings preferred www.limelightcinema.co.nz phone 434 1077
Limelight Cinemas 260 Thames Street.

2.30pm – 3.30pm
Crombie and Price Victorian Garden Party

A good garden party needs a good garden and there are few better than the Oamaru Public Gardens. Look for the Band Rotunda and join the guests enjoying fine food, silver service and magical music.
Admission free, Oamaru Public Gardens, Band Rotunda. 
Wet weather venue St Paul’s Church Hall Coquet Street.

 

2.30pm – 3.30pm
Oamaru Gardens Picnic Competition

Join the elegantly attired gentry as they sip their cups of tea at the Garden Party, show off your best tea things and bring some delectable delicacies in the style of a Victorian traveller. Prize for the Best Dressed picnic table that is decorated to this year’s theme.
Please set your tables up around the area that is reserved for the garden party.

 

2.30pm – 3.30pm
Croquet in the Gardens

Have a go at croquet in the gardens with help from the Awamoa Gardens Croquet Club.
Oamaru Public Gardens, Band Rotunda.

 

4pm – 6pm
Traveller’s Tales

Come on along and share traveller’s tales – everyone has a story: ships, trains, cars, planes, bicycles, even sledge journeys. You are welcome to tell a story, or come to listen.
Free admission. Adventure Books, 7 Harbour Street.

 

5pm
Safari Supper

Start your evening in style with delectable canapés at the Criterion, then all aboard the train for a leisurely ride to Portside for your main course. Then return on the train for your dessert to be served at the Criterion.
A very pleasant way to start the evening, then on to your evening entertainment or onto the ball.
Tickets $45 includes your meal and train ride.
Book on this site or at the i-Site.

 

7.30pm 
Oamaru Repertory Society

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8pm
Rachel Dawick will be playing at The Grainstore Gallery. 
 
Entry at the door $10 and BYO thirst quenchers.
Grainstore Gallery upstairs Harbour Street

 

8pm
First Class Passengers Ball

The Captain cordially invites all first class passengers to join him in the First Class Saloon for an evening of dancing and a first class supper. Liquid refreshments may be purchased during the evening. Dress code: Formal Ball attire or Dress uniform. Limited places, booking essential. No door sales.
Saloon opens at 7pm. Grand March commences at 8pm. Dancing until late. 
The Scottish Hall, Tyne St. Tickets $50. 
Book on our booking page or at Oamaru i-Site.


 

Saturday 15th November 2014

Hot Air Balloons -

Morning Noon and Night
 

8am
Vintage Car Club Swapmeet

The North Otago Vintage Car Club is having a Swap meet, the perfect time for folk to rummage and barter or just Oooh and Aaaah at all things Vintage and Veteran, Motorised or Mechanicalised, Showy bits and Shiny bits, something for everyone.
Entry $5 at the gate, A and P Show grounds, Caledonion Road.

 

8.30am – 9.30am
“Wot a Luverly War” - Breakfast at the Star and Garter 

Calling all Loyalists - Full English breakfast and a poignant and humorous look at WW1. Songs and readings by Richard Bowering, Piano by June Cameron.
Tickets $25 book on this site, bookings essential 
No door sales.

 

9am Highland Dancing
Enjoy a Celtic fling at St Paul’s, where Highland Dancers will be competing all day.
St Paul’s Church 5 Coquet Street, Admission prices at the door.

 

10am - 7.30pm
Opera House Café Bar

Looking for a quiet moment during the day or early evening. Call into House Café Bar for cream tea, champagne tea or partake of an early evening refreshment to prepare you for the frivolity ahead! A tall Pimms being the pick-me-up of choice.
Oamaru Opera House, 90 Thames Street.

 

11.30am
Grand Street Parade

The sights and sounds of yesteryear will wend their way through town for all to see. Join in, or watch from the sidelines. Competition for the schools that take part – Best School float wins $1,000. 
Starts Tyne Street along Itchen Street and into Lower Thames Street

 

1pm
Scotts Brewery Tour

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Tickets $10 at the door, End of Harbour Street.

 

1pm
Oamaru Bicycle Polo Tournament

See the country’s finest bicycle polo players battle it out for glory and honour at the inaugural polo match being held on the Victorian Precinct ‘Polodrome’.
Held at the south end of the Victorian Precinct.

1pm
The 20th Heritage Bicycle Championship 

As New Zealand’s foremost heritage cycling event attracting wheelmen (and women) from around the globe, this will be another high thrill as riders participate in sprints, slaloms, relays, slow races, and the ghastly Tyne Street Grunter. Collect forms from Club Trailer on Tyne Street prior to 1pm. All riders are encouraged to wear traditional riding attire and the emphasis is on participation and enjoyment. Prize-giving will be held following the events. 
Tyne Street.

 

1pm – 5pm
Working Vintage Machinery.
 
From the age of steam and early internal combustion engines comes a working display of rural machinery. See a traction engine driving a chaff cutter, many stationary engines and a display of blade and machine sheep shearing.
At the southern end of the Precinct.

 

1pm – 3.30pm
Freemasons Lodge Open to View 

The Freemasons are celebrating 150 years of Freemasonry in Oamaru. Their Lodge doors will be open wide to welcome you all to view their Heritage buildings and explore their ancient mystique and traditions. 
Refreshments available, gold coin donation
Wansbeck Street.

 

1-4pm
Houses with History Tour 

Join us for a narrated tour that will amaze with variety and surprise. The selected homes have been chosen to reflect how early buildings have been kept alive and repurposed as homes, for the wonderment of the 2014 time-traveller in Oamaru. You may dress in Victorian finery or attend as a vagabond of yesteryear. In some homes the domestic glory of a romantic past will be revealed, in others the stylish transformation still references back to humble beginnings. All these unusual homes are lived in and enjoyed.
Suitable refreshments for travellers will be provided in charming settings. 
Gather at the Last Post for prompt departure at 1pm.
Transport is provided and passengers will be returned to town at 4pm.
Tickets $20 Book on this site or at the i-Site. 
All profits will go to Beat Bowel Cancer Aotearoa.

1.30pm
Oamaru Rowing Club crew vs the Dunedin Navy Reservists rowing race.

The Oamaru Coastwatch will fire the cannon to start this year’s race between an Oamaru Rowing Club crew and the Dunedin Navy Reservists. The cannon will fire again when the first boat crosses the line to signal the end of the race. 
The crews will be racing in the Scott’s Own Sea Scout’s cutters around the inner harbour and will be crewed by six rowers and a coxswain.
Friendly Bay

 

2pm
Movie at the Limelight

Call in to select a film from times gone by and experience a Victorian treat. 
Tickets $15 (seniors and students $10) 
Tickets from Limelight Cinema only, bookings preferred www.limelightcinema.co.nz phone 434 1077
Limelight Cinemas 260 Thames Street.

 

2pm
Smoko Time at Swaggers Rest – Totara Estate

Come and join the farm workers for afternoon smoko at Totara Estate.  Totara was an important Victorian estate, step back in time and see how the farm workers lived, see demonstrations of traditional farm tasks.  Enjoy a generous serving of traditional tea time fare pioneer style from the scrubbed tables and tin mugs – not to mention entertainment from the swaggers - this is an afternoon tea not to be missed.
Totara Estate 8kms South of Oamaru Fee: Adults $15 (Heritage New Zealand members $10) Children $5.
Bookings essential. Book on our booking page or at Oamaru i-Site. Strictly no door sales.

 

2.30pm 
Lines from the Nile

Lines from the Nile is an occasion. With a 170 year old piano and 1840’s dress, musical stories of British naval victories with songs and a sonata by Joseph Hayden as well as a little theatre celebrating the wedding between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.  Performed by Rowena Simpson (soprano) and Douglas Mews (piano).
$25 includes a cream or champagne High Tea www.ticketdirect.co.nz all service fees included.
Limited audience capacity.
Oamaru Opera House 90 Thames Street.

 

4pm – 5pm
Clarks Mill Operating

Originally part of Totara Estate, this flour mill will be open and operating.  Take a guided tour through this 19th Century engineering marvel and see the mill machinery running.  Follow the journey of a grain of wheat from its arrival to its departure as the fine Snow Wreath flour formerly manufactured here.
Clarks Mill, Maheno, 12km South of Oamaru. Guided Tour Fee $15 (Heritage New Zealand Members free.)
Book on our booking page or at Oamaru i-Site

 

4pm – 6pm
Pen-y-bryn Lodge High Tea

Step back into the gilded age with a traditional Victorian High Tea at Pen-y-bryn, and savour the splendour of one of Oamaru’s finest homes and gardens. 
Tickets $40 Book on our booking page or at Oamaru i-Site
Pen-y-bryn Lodge, 41 Towey Street.

 

4pm – 7pm
Thé Dansant at the Masonic

Tea, conversation and dancing in an elegant setting. What better way to spend the late afternoon. Dances will include simple English country house dances as well as some from the formal Ball. Suitable for all ages and ability. Co-hosted by your local freemasons.
Admission $15, Masonic Centre, Wansbeck St.,
Includes afternoon tea. Limited tickets, booking recommended.
Book on our booking page or at Oamaru i-Site

 

5pm
The Bookbinder

From award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre (The Road That Wasn’t There) comes a story of mystery, magic and mayhem. Inspired by the haunting works of Chris Van Allsburg, Neil Gaiman and Joy Cowley, The Bookbinder weaves shadow play, paper art, puppetry, and music into an inventive one-hour performance for adventurous adults and curious children…  
Adults $20 Children $15 www.ticketdirect.co.nz all service fees included.
Limited audience 
Oamaru Opera House 90 Thames Street.

 

7pm
Victorian Soiree at Burnside Homestead with Annie’s Victorian Tea Rooms and Store

You are invited by Mr and Mrs B. Albiston with Miss Annie Baxter to a Victorian Soiree, A most elegant evening of entertainment in music and verse to be held at Burnside Homestead. Followed by a sumptuous supper.
Black tie or Evening dress. Tickets $50 Book on this site or at the i-Site
For further information please contact Miss Annie on 03-437-1230 or 027-648-6023 livingtrad@xtra.co.nz

 

7.30pm
South Barwon Salvation Army Band

The South Barwon Salvation Army Band visiting from Australia will perform a concert at The Salvation Army citadel. All welcome.
Salvation Army Citadel, 255 Thames Street. $5 per adult, $10 for a family.
Tickets available from the church office Mon-Fri 9-12am or at the door.

 

7.30pm 
An Evening with “Uncle George”

“Uncle George” will delight you with a demonstration of close-up magic from the times of Queen Victoria and King Edward. Enjoy a range of Victorian treats provided for sale by the Custom House Gallery during the evening.
Tickets $25 Book on this site or at the i-Site
Customs House Gallery, Tyne Street.

7.30pm 
Oamaru Repertory Society

 

8pm
Wheeltappers and Shunters Shindig
The Wheeltappers and Shunters Society invite members, their families and friends, to a knees-up at the Loan and Merc. Starting time 8pm. Sing and dance to music by Boru. A rustic supper included in the ticket price. Liquid refreshments may be purchased during the evening. Limited places, booking recommended.
Tickets $25 Book on this site or at  the i-Site
The Loan and Merc, Harbour Street.



 

Sunday 16th November 2014

9.30am - 1pm
Oamaru Farmers Market

Located at the intersection of Wansbeck and Tyne Streets behind the railway goods shed in the 
Omaru Historic Precinct.
Free Admission

 

10am – 4pm
The Network Waitaki Victorian Fete

A day jam-packed with superb entertainment, dozens of stalls showcasing their unique and individual wares, exquisite Victorian costume, competitions to test strength and skill, street performers 
and children’s entertainment around every corner with food stalls and refreshments to whet every appetite.  It has to be experienced to be believed and will amuse and amaze you!
Dress up in your Victorian best and join in all the fun of the Fair! 
Entry $5, Family Pass: $20 (2 adults and two children), pre-schoolers free.
Cash only to enter the fete, however eftpos will be available within the fete.
Harbour and Tyne Streets, 
All Fete and stall site inquiries to: fete@victorianoamaru.co.nz.

10am
Scotts Brewery Tour

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Tickets $10 at the door, End of Harbour Street

 

North Otago Arts Society 
Art sale and Devonshire tea for sale. Enjoy the work of the local artists on display.
Customs House Gallery, Tyne Street.

 

10am
Heritage Church Services 

St Paul’s Presbyterian Church 5 Coquet Street.

 

10.30am
Salvation Army Church Service

Service will be led by the South Barwon Salvation Army Band visiting from Australia.
Salvation Army Citadel, 255 Thames Street.

 

10.30am
St Luke’s Anglican Heritage Service

Share in a service which spans in word and music the history of Anglican worship in North Otago.
St Luke’s Church, Corner Itchen and Tees Streets.

 

12 noon
Scotts Brewery Tour

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Tickets $10 at the door, End of Harbour Street.

12pm – 3pm
Working Vintage Machinery. 

From the age of steam and early internal combustion engines comes a working display of rural machinery. See a traction engine driving a chaff cutter, many stationary engines and a display of blade and machine sheep shearing.
At the southern end of the Precinct.

 

1pm – 3pm
Clarks Mill

If you missed seeing Clarks Mill yesterday, here is a chance to look around the mill when it is not operating. Originally part of Totara Estate. Take a tour through this 19th Century engineering marvel. 
Clarks Mill, Maheno, 12km South of Oamaru.  
Tour Fee $10 (Heritage New Zealand Members free)
Book on our booking page.

 

1:30pm - 3pm
Schola Cantorum of Christchurch

Sacred Music by Victoria, Palestrina, Handl et al. A programme of polyphony and Gregorian chant.
St Patrick’s Basilica, Reed St, Oamaru
Tickets sales at the door
$15 or $10 senior/unwaged/student

 

2pm
Scotts Brewery Tour

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Tickets $10 at the door, End of Harbour Street.

 

4pm
Oamaru Repertory Society

 

4pm to 6pm
Headstones and Stories

Twilight walk through Oamaru's oldest cemetery with conservation historian Helen Stead. Discover the stories of the lost graves. Meet at Greta Street gate.
Tickets $20
Book on our booking page or at Oamaru i-Site

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