Be sure to get out and support your amazing local museum activities this Sunday.
From 10am to 2pm on Sunday 31 May the museum shop has a great range of books on sale from children's, local history, pictorial, natural history, geology, fiction, and much more. The bookshop specialises in local and New Zealand authors ... come along and browse... you'll be sure to find something special as you visit our engaging museum bookshop.
Once you've picked up some great reading pop into the gallery to shop for local artisan goods. The museum staff have invited local artisans to sell their amazing goods in a one-off market. It's a great way to support our creative artists and enjoy this small community event.
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All social distancing needs will be met so come and escape and Shop Local.
Arrowtown had four churches representing the early immigrant populations. Catholic, Presbyterian, Anglican and Methodist. All still operate today except for the Methodist Church.
Millbrook Resort is named after Mill Farm on which it sits. Mill farm was established by the Butel family who came from Normandy.
Arrowtown is one of the fastest growing towns in New Zealand:
There has been a fire station on the current site since 1890. The hand drawn hose reel was used until the 1940’s.
The first jail in Arrowtown was simply a log. You were chained up to it. The later stone jail still exists and is in Cardigan Street. It is New Zealand’s 4th oldest jail.
The discoverer of gold in the Arrow river was a shepherd named Jack Tewa or Maori Jack. He also won the Royal Humane medal for saving a man from drowning in Lake Wakatipu.
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