Arrowtown Golf Club

The Shanahan Family

The Arrowtown Golf Club is situated on land which was originally settled by the Shanahan family.

Thomas Shanahan

1879 - 1965

Shanahan's CottageThomas Shanahan was born in 1879 and resided in the Shanahan cottage (situated at the 11th hole on the Arrowtown Golf Course) until 1899 when, with 12 other young men, he sought selection to represent the Lake District at the Boer War.

On winning selection he was given a bridle, a saddle and his fare to Dunedin where he joined the Otago Mounted Rifles. He served as a "Rough Rider" in South Africa until the end of 1901.

On his return, Thomas joined the New Zealand Police as Superintendent of Police of the Christchurch District in 1944. Thomas died in 1965 aged 86 years.

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