Visit Bridget and Gill in their gallery and see the wide range of art work created by Bridget. Locally painted ceramics, tea towels, prints, paintings and coasters of Arrowtown. Also art from other local and NZ artists.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
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.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.3
The trees in Arrowtown’s beautiful avenues are Sycamore, Ash, Oak, Elm, and Rowan. The first avenue was planted in 1867.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.4
Arrowtown is one of the fastest growing towns in New Zealand:
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
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.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
Arrowtown had four churches representing the early immigrant populations. Catholic, Presbyterian, Anglican and Methodist. All still operate today except for the Methodist Church.