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Activities for Members


For reports and photos of past years’ activities, use the drop-down arrow.


Spring 2019 - Autumn 2020


Sunday 8 September: ‘Pastimes for Rainy Days - home entertainment before 1960’                         

St John’s Presbyterian Church Hall, Arrowtown.

About 40 people and numerous games and pastimes assembled for a convivial afternoon including some talks, a singalong of old favourites, and a traditional afternoon tea.



Tuesday 15 October: Women Mean Business

Lakes District Museum

Dr Catherine Bishop discussed her book on colonial businesswomen,

which includes some local women.

About 50 people attended and were enthralled.

Arranged in collaboration with the Museum.




Sunday 20 October: Gathering of Vehicles with Histories

Thurlby Domain, Speargrass Flat, with a short trip in Bryant’s bus to

a private vehicle collection.

12 vintage cars (dating from 1912), three trucks and the bus gathered

on the grass, admired by about 60 people of all ages.

The picnic was held in the historic stables as the rain arrived.






Sunday 24 November: AGM, Distribution of Queenstown Courier 102, and talk by architect Ed Elliott about restoring old buildings

2pm at St Margaret’s Church Hall, Frankton.


February or March: Trip to be arranged


Sunday 26 April: ‘People From Our Past’

2pm at St John’s Presbyterian CHurch Hall, Arrowtown. Entry charge TBA

Six monologues will take us into the lives of people of the district from early colonial times.

             

Sunday 24 May: Launch of Queenstown Courier 103 and other items TBA