These include the Arrowtown Volunteer Fire Brigade, Arrowtown Horticultural Society, the Masonic Lodge and Scouts. Sports Clubs include netball, bowling, indoor bowls, rugby, golf, bridge, swimming tennis, and skateboarding. Leisure and entertainment groups include line dancing, tai chi, yoga, jazz ballet, gymnastics, a meditation group and many more.
See the Arrowtown Village Association for more information.
They used to sell Morphine in the local drug store. That was back in the goldmining days of course!
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.
The first Arrowtown School was in Buckingham Street and opened in 1863. It was on the site now occupied by the Oak development.
In the 1950’s many New Zealander’s built cribs ( holiday houses) in Arrowtown and came here for their summer holidays.
Australia’s first saint, Sister Mary MacKillop visited Arrowtown in 1897 and set up a Catholic School. Part of this school can still be visited today.
The trees in Arrowtown’s beautiful avenues are Sycamore, Ash, Oak, Elm, and Rowan. The first avenue was planted in 1867.
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