2 and 4 May: ‘People From Our Past’
At the Arrowtown Presbyterian Hall, as part of the Arrowtown Autumn Festival: 6 historical figures from around the district were presented.
Activities for Members
Spring 2012 to Autumn 2013
Sunday 26 August:
Launch of the 2013 Calendar: Hand-Tinted Postcards from the Past
2pm St John’s Presbyterian Hall, Arrowtown. 50 members attended and heard talks on the era of hand-tinted postcards and the 14 photos.
19-22 October: Goldrush 150th Commemorations, Arrowtown
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 10am-3pm A busy market followed by the re-enactment of the goldrush in the Arrow River.
Sunday: Town Meets Country Day 10am-4pm at Millbrook Another stall and
many interesting conversations with visitors.
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. The AGM followed. Annual reports are published in the Winter 2013 edition
of the Queenstown Courier magazine.
Sunday 9 December: Annual 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
50-60 members attended.
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.
Saturday 9 March: Trip to the Wanaka Warbirds & Wheels Museum and the National Transport & Toy Museum, both at Wanaka Airport
10 members appreciated this informative trip and the assistance of the staff and owners at the two museums. Highly recommended.
Friday19 and Sunday 21 April: at 2pm
Arrowtown Autumn Festival - Cemetery Tours : People From Our Past.
75 people came to the cemetery on the Friday, and 105 to the Presbyterian church hall on a colder Sunday.
Six former residents were presented, most by their descendants.
Sunday 19 May:
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.
30 members (and two baby dolls) attended this lively event.