Greetings, and welcome!

Welcome to the Shire of Darton, the Wellington, New Zealand branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a world-wide society that recreates the better parts of life in pre-17th Century Europe.


Welcome all!

There's been a recent news article about a group who promote European culture (including doing medieval reeactments) and the possibility that they were promoting white supremacy. 
Although the group condemned such behaviour, it's best to make our position on any similar behaviour clear.


Feast of the Cloth of Gold

Subject to any Covid-19 restrictions which may apply at the time.    Join us to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the summit of Henry VIII of England and Francis of France, the Hamlet of Sherwater shall be holding a feast of the Cloth of Gold.     A Feast of early 16th Century English and French foods shall be served from 5pm.  Guets are invited to prepare a tale of heroic deeds, or a song, or other entertainment should they wish to court the adoration of other attendees.      

Event date and time: 
Sat, 2020-12-19 15:00 - 23:00

Sherwater Easter Camp

Enjoy the basics of camping under the stars sleeping in Canvas tents, cooking over campfires and enjoying good company!  The Hamlet of Sherwater are holding a camp at the Eketahuna Camp Grounds in Stout Street, Eketahuna in the Tararua District.  The site does have communal showers, toilets and kitchen facilities.Costs are for the camp site and do NOT include any meals.  Base fee is $12 and then $7 per night per person (members).  Adult, non SCA Members are requested to pay and additional event membership levy of $2 for the event. 

Event date and time: 
Thu, 2021-04-01 12:00 - Tue, 2021-04-06 12:00

Wairarapa Hamlet

Hear ye!  Hear ye! 

The Hamlet of Sherwater is that part of the land mundanely called the Wairarapa region. 

From time to time medieval events are held in this part of our wonderful Shire; and you may seek assistance there, concerning Medieval or Renaissance costume making, or other Medieval or Renaissance arts and crafts.