Activities for Members
Spring 2015 -
Launch of the 2016 Calendar, St Margaret’s Hall, Frankton
Over 50 people attended the talks given by people associated with the photos. The talks were published in the next two Courier magazines.
Commemoration of Edith Cavell’s Execution in 1915, Cavell’s Restaurant, Arthurs Point
A dramatic presentation of her life, written by Danny Knudson and presented by senior drama students from Wakatipu High School directed by Victoria Boult.
Over 50 people attended this moving event.
15 November: AGM at St Margaret’s Church Hall, Frankton,
Guest speaker, local archaeologist Ben Teele about the recent dig beside Eichardt’s Hotel, revealing much about the history of the hotel site and conditions in the early days.
22 May at St Margaret’s Church Hall, Frankton at 2pm
Members Sharing Memories -
16 April at the Lakes District Museum
Launch of Skippers -
The publication of this authoritative history of the Upper Shotover was jointly funded by Danny, the Historical Society and the Museum, and brings to the public Danny’s many years of research and writing.
‘People From Our Past’, Arrowtown Presbyterian Hall
Six historical figures from around the district told their stories to an appreciative audience
of over 100 people at this public meeting. Bill Fox, Charles B. Shanks, Rebecca Bond,
William Warren, Mary Inder nee Leslie, and the story of Charles Eckhart whose headstone in
the Arrowtown cemetery had just been restored.