Activities for Members
Spring 2012 to Autumn 2013
Sunday 26 August: Launch of the 2013 Calendar: Hand-
St John’s Presbyterian Hall, Arrowtown. 50 members attended and heard talks on the
era of hand-
Friday and Monday at 10am and 2pm: Guided Historical Walks
About 40 people came on the walks with guides, Rupert, Rita and Russell.
Saturday: Market Day -
Sunday: Town Meets Country Day at Millbrook Another stall and many interesting conversations.
Sunday 11 November:
Frankton Cemetery People from Our Past & Annual General Meeting
About 60 people attended. Five People from Our the Past were presented often by
descendants. The period covered extended from 1860 to the 1960s: James Flint,
Sunday 9 December: Picnic at Reidhaven, Villiers St, Arrowtown
50 people attended on a perfect summer day in Jack Reid’s garden. Jack spoke of his family who arrived in the 1860s and memories of his long life in Arrowtown. Afterwards we looked through his cottage.
Sunday 27 January: Arranmore Farm and Frankton Maritime Buildings
Arranmore Farm on Grants Rd, Frankton, was the subject of two articles in last summer’s Courier 86.
Four families of past owners provided talks which brought the farm to life.
At the newly restored Boatshed, Slipway and Ticket Office at the Frankton marina members of the Maritime Trust explained the history of these notable buildings and the saga of their rescue and preservation for a new lease on life.
March: Wanaka Warbirds & Wheels Museum, and National Transport & Toy Museum, at Wanaka Airport
Friday19 and Sunday 21 April
Arrowtown Autumn Festival -
75 people came to the cemetery on the Friday, and 105 to the Presbyterian church hall on a colder Sunday.
Letitia Tobin, Helen Mackie, John Augustus Miller, George Henry Pittaway, Rose Douglas.
Sunday 19 May at St John Ambulance Rooms in Frankton
Launch of the Winter Courier, featuring medical services in the Wakatipu, and an introduction to the DVD, The Glenorchy Road: a dream come true produced by the Glenorchy Heritage Museum Group.