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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. At St Margaret’s Church Hall, Frankton.

Sunday 1 March: Visit to Cardrona. Optional picnic from 11.30 at Cardrona Hall; talk, and trip to historical areas around the district . About 50 people attended on a still, hot day. Thanks for Tim Scurr for his very knowledgeable talk and tour on the other side of the river.

Sunday 26 April: ‘People From Our Past’

2pm at St John’s Presbyterian Church Hall, Arrowtown.           



Sunday 24 May: Launch of Queenstown Courier 103

and Members’ Memories of Cribbie Days.                                    

2pm at St Margaret’s Church Hall, Ross St, Frankton. Entry $5.


The Couriers were posted or hand-delivered.