Pi­o­neer Scots

Auckland City Harbour News - - OPINION -

Ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est sought.

The Bar­que Blen­heim set sail from Greenock Scot­land on Au­gust 25, 1840 with 197 Scots, most in fam­ily groups, ar­riv­ing in Port Ni­chol­son [Welling­ton] on De­cem­ber 27, 1840.

Th­ese Scots were part of early set­tle­ment in New Zealand – build­ing the road be­tween Welling­ton and Pe­tone, and work­ing in early ex­plo­ration and sur­vey­ing par­ties un­til land be­came avail­able.

To mark this 175 years ar­range­ments are in place to hold a din­ner in Auck­land on Au­gust 22 and in Whanganui on Au­gust 25 to mark the Blen­heim’s de­par­ture, as well as a pic­nic in Welling­ton on De­cem­ber 27 to mark the ar­rival.

For the in­for­ma­tion on the set­tlers visit the web­site blenheim175.word­press.com.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Nor­man Cameron on 337 28442 or nor­man.cameron37@gmail.com about the Auck­land din­ner.

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