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.
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.
The Chinese Settlement was established in 1867-8 and was in existence until the mid 1930’s. The site underwent an archaeological excavation in 1984.
There has been a fire station on the current site since 1890. The hand drawn hose reel was used until the 1940’s.
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.
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