These include the Arrowtown Volunteer Fire Brigade, Arrowtown Horticultural Society, the Masonic Lodge and Scouts. Sports Clubs include netball, bowling, indoor bowls, rugby, golf, bridge, swimming tennis, and skateboarding. Leisure and entertainment groups include line dancing, tai chi, yoga, jazz ballet, gymnastics, a meditation group and many more.
See the Arrowtown Village Association for more information.
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.
They used to sell Morphine in the local drug store. That was back in the goldmining days of course!
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
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.
There has been a fire station on the current site since 1890. The hand drawn hose reel was used until the 1940’s.
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.
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