The photos are the latest scenic photos featuring landscapes and buildings in beautiful Arrowtown. This 2021 version of the Arrowtown calendar is very popular with ex- Arrowtown folk and residents alike. It's a reminder of the gorgeous little heritage town set in spectacular mountain and river scenery.
Several of the photos were supplied from the Arrowtown Photography Prize
Pick up your copy now at $20 from key Arrowtown retailers including the Lakes District Museum and Arrowtown Post Office, both in Buckingham Street.
The calendar makes a great postal gift and comes with an envelope ready for you to simply add the address and stamp.
The discoverer of gold in the Arrow river was a shepherd named Jack Tewa or Maori Jack. He also won the Royal Humane medal for saving a man from drowning in Lake Wakatipu.
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
The Chinese Settlement was established in 1867-8 and was in existence until the mid 1930’s. The site underwent an archaeological excavation in 1984.
The trees in Arrowtown’s beautiful avenues are Sycamore, Ash, Oak, Elm, and Rowan. The first avenue was planted in 1867.
They used to sell Morphine in the local drug store. That was back in the goldmining days of course!
Australia’s first saint, Sister Mary MacKillop visited Arrowtown in 1897 and set up a Catholic School. Part of this school can still be visited today.
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