9 Anglesea Street, Arrowtown

  • Original image submitted at time of registration.
    Copyright: NZHPT Field Record Form.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 3167 Date Entered 24th November 1983


Extent of List Entry

Extent includes the land described as Section 7 Blk V Town of Arrowtown (CT OT7C/1193), Otago Land District and the building known as the Cottage thereon.

City/District Council

Queenstown-Lakes District


Otago Region

Legal description

Sec 7 Blk V Town of Arrowtown (CT OT7C/1193), Otago Land District


Two weatherboard cottages, one hidden from view, sit at 9 Anglesea Street one of Arrowtown’s main heritage residential streets. The cottages represent different eras of settlement in the development of Arrowtown from a transient mining camp to established rural settlement.

Section 7 Block V was first granted in 1870 to Samuel Goldston, the first Mayor of Arrowtown. It was purchased in 1875 by William Scoles. One of the more successful prospectors, Scoles turned to hotel keeping, building shops and farming. He also helped found and was a trustee of the local hospital. In 1884, he was described as the ‘oldest resident’ in the district.

In 1878, rates records describe a fence and a garden, although no cottage. Photographic evidence, probably dating to the late 1870s, shows a cottage on site, facing away from Anglesea Street. A later image shows a second weatherboard cottage facing Anglesea Street was in existence by 1910. The first 1870s cottage, was a small, symmetrical weatherboard structure with two sash windows and a central door. The second cottage was built probably between the late 1890s and 1910. Its architectural style is Victorian gable box cottage with an exterior schist chimney, double hung sash windows and timber framed verandah with cast iron lace.

After Scoles’ death in 1903, his properties were sold. The ‘orchard and two-roomed cottage and section adjoining were brought by Mr Henry McKibbin [1853-1923] for £30 and £25 respectively.’ McKibbin was a successful farmer and Mayor of Arrowtown. He leased the cottage and by 1920 William Dakers, a carriage painter, paid the rates as the occupier. . After William’s death in 1932, Sarah Dakers continued in the cottage until at least 1940.

In 1946, Ivy and William Hartley bought the cottage as a holiday home and it remained in Hartley family hands for 67 years. At the time of sale in 2013, the property included the weatherboard cottage facing Anglesea Street, a weatherboard shed close to the street frontage and the 1870s cottage at the rear, in deteriorating condition.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction

Completion Date

19th May 2014

Report Written By

Susan Irvine

Information Sources

Miller, 1973

F.W.G Miller, Golden Days of Lake County, 5th edn, Christchurch, 1973

Bowman and Reid, 2005

Ian Bowman and Becky Reid, ‘An Inventory of heritage structures in Arrowtown’, Queenstown, Queenstown Lakes District Council, 2005.

Other Information

A fully referenced upgrade report is available on request from the Otago/Southland Area Office of Heritage New Zealand.

Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.