Prince Philip

By GUY WILLIAMS The recent death of Prince Philip has brought back memories of life at sea for a Queenstown man. London-born Brian Jessop was 18 when, in 1949, he was called up for National Service, the UK’s then-peacetime conscription system. Leaving his...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH and PHILIP CHANDLER The past’s set to meet the present in Arrowtown next Friday, in more ways than one. World-acclaimed organist Kemp English and his partner, virtuoso violinist and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra assistant concert master Yuka Eguchi,...
By MARK PRICE What would you get if you mixed two nuns, twins in a pushchair and Prince Philip? Well, an attempt at a little bit of royal humour, of course. During the 1970 royal tour, then-Queenstown mayor Warren Cooper accompanied the...
By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown man’s father had two unusual encounters with Prince Philip, the first playing a crucial part in the life of the future husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Long-time local Bob Britton tells Mountain Scene his father evacuated...
Farmer, family man, gold fossicker, hunter, historian, shearer, bugler and, above all, a character. On the eve of his 90th birthday, lifelong Queenstowner Alan ‘Hammy’ Hamilton talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about his life and times One of Queenstown’s longest-lived locals and...
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