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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 firstname.lastname@example.org about the Auckland dinner.