Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
WHEN: 19th October 2012 to 22nd October 2012
Arrowtown is planning a 4 day celebration from Friday 19th October till Monday 22nd October 2012. These celebrations will be centered around a re-enactment on the Arrow River and live performance in the Chinese Village.
A chance for the community to come together and celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of gold.
Arrowtown was formed when the great glaciers carved out the Wakatipu Basin. Jack Tewa was the first to discover Gold followed by either William (Bill) Fox or the team of Thomas Low and John MacGregor in late 1862. It is unclear who was next. Being a forceful character, Fox took credit for the discovery and for a while the town was called Fox's.
In 1962 Arrowtown held a re-enactment for the 100th Anniversary. In October 2012 the Arrow River will come to life again with Riders, Wagons and Miners galore!