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 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.
Arrowtown was originally known as Fox’s. named after William Fox an early gold discoverer. Then it was known as The Arrow and later Arrowtown.
There are two theories as to why the town is named Arrowtown. One is that the river behind the town flows swiftly like an arrow.
Arrowtown had four churches representing the early immigrant populations. Catholic, Presbyterian, Anglican and Methodist. All still operate today except for the Methodist Church.
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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