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Activities for Members

Spring 2017 - Autumn 2018

10 September: ‘Southern Adventures’ film compilation, courtesy of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision, at St Margaret’s Church Hall, Frankton.

60 people including many members of the public attended this showing of film footage from 1910 to 1994 with many local items.   


June Thompson nee Hansen

Sue Harcombe as Bessie Kinross

with a ‘pig’ hotwater bottle

David Clarke as Dave Cockburn

5 October at Arrowtown Gaol

Restoring of the Arrowtown Gaol - Behind the Facade of the Project  

Talks and explanations by David Clarke of the Wakatipu Heritage Trust and Roy Bagley the contractor.  

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Tony Hanning as Frank McBride

his great-grandfather

Bob Young as Albert Eichardt

27 May 2pm at St Margaret’s Church Hall, Frankton, public invited, admission$5

For King and Country - NZ’s First World War on Film’, courtesy of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision,

with narration by Dr Christopher Pugsley. 60 People attended. Courier 99 was distributed.

19 November at St Margaret’s Church Hall, Frankton

AGM and ‘Stories of Dusky Sound’s Early Ships and People’ –

a talk by Colin Cassels                                         

                     and distribution of Courier Issue 98

11 March: Trip to Cardrona  

Over 60 people gathered for fascinating visit with talks and tours

                        by Ray O’Callaghan and Tim Scurr.

Ann Mann channelling Julia Eichardt

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8 April, 2pm at Arrowtown Presbyterian Church Hall, public invited, admission $5

‘People From Our Past’  

150 people were enthralled by Albert and Julia Eichardt, Frank McBride, June Hansen Thompson, Bessie Kinross and David Cockburn.