What On Earth Is This Gadget? Arrowtown Presbyterian Church Hall
40 people and 29 old-fashioned gadgets attended.
We puzzled and guessed before finding out the uses of most gadgets.
Trip to Glenorchy 50 members enjoyed our very informative tours of the cemetery with
Vince Jones and the Paulin cottage with Chris Grant, and Pat Paulin’s account of
his family and memories of growing up in Glenorchy.
Objects with Great Stories, AGM and launch of Courier Issue 96.
St Margaret’s Church Hall, Frankton
Seven varied and intriguing objects and 50 members attended.
Visit to Bannockburn Community Church and Coronation Hall
The hall (1911) has been saved from demolition and seismically strengthened. The
adjacent former Presbyterian Church (1909) also belongs to the community. Local
experts provided information about the two buildings and others nearby. 25 people
visited these interesting community buildings.
2 March: The Spijkerboschs’ dungeon of collectiblesin Queenstown.
20 people enjoyed inspecting the eclectic articles, many collected locally.
7 May:People From Our Past - Law and Justice
130 people attended this public event at the Presbyterian Hall in Arrowtown following
the reopening of the Arrowtown Gaol after its restoration by the Wakatipu Heritage
Trust. The historical figures were: Sergeant-Major Hugh Bracken, Mary Ann Anderson,
Warden and Magistrate Richmond Beetham, solicitor George Burnett Barton, Hannah Moriah
Ferguson and Catherine Firth.
Photo by Jo Boyd.
21 May: Members Sharing Memories and launch of Courier Issue 97
At St Margaret’s Church, Frankton, 45 members relished the tales of childhoods at
the Head of the Lake and around Arrowtown.