The Arrowtown Promotion and Business Association is Photography Competition has closed and presently the photo entries are being collated in preparation for judging. We have received a record 132 entries.
Photo: Dust trails : Nicole Long
We are unsure if the display of the photo competition will go ahead.
The announcement of prizes will be made by email and on the www.arrowtown.com website. We are unable to hold a public prize giving due to the cancellation of the Arrowtown Autumn Festival and its Art Exhibition opening.
Cover Photo: Henry de Salengre
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
In the 1950’s many New Zealander’s built cribs ( holiday houses) in Arrowtown and came here for their summer holidays.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
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 Random Fact No.3
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.4
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.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
The first Arrowtown School was in Buckingham Street and opened in 1863. It was on the site now occupied by the Oak development.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
Arrowtown has one of the best preserved collection of goldfields heritage buildings in New Zealand.