We lived in the North of New Zealand with its lovely beaches, and then in Australia. We’ve travelled a lot, but this is the place we’ve eventually chosen.
I feel strongly about Arrowtown – about the little town itself, and about its beautiful surrounds.
It is terribly important that we are good custodians of Arrowtown, and don’t let it be overwhelmed by growth.
Sir Michael Hill
Drawing credit: Sir Michael Hill
Millbrook Resort is named after Mill Farm on which it sits. Mill farm was established by the Butel family who came from Normandy.
They used to sell Morphine in the local drug store. That was back in the goldmining days of course!
Arrowtown had four churches representing the early immigrant populations. Catholic, Presbyterian, Anglican and Methodist. All still operate today except for the Methodist Church.
There has been a fire station on the current site since 1890. The hand drawn hose reel was used until the 1940’s.
The trees in Arrowtown’s beautiful avenues are Sycamore, Ash, Oak, Elm, and Rowan. The first avenue was planted in 1867.
The first jail in Arrowtown was simply a log. You were chained up to it. The later stone jail still exists and is in Cardigan Street. It is New Zealand’s 4th oldest jail.
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