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From highlands, shipyards and cities: Scots in North Rodney

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Tuesday 2 October, 11am-12.30pm


Masonic Hall

3 Baxter St, Warkworth

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Listen to intriguing stories of enterprising Scots who made North Rodney their home over the last 150 years.

Many of the first arrivals were shipbuilders, and others developed farms. Members of the Wilson family started the local cement works.

The 20th-century immigrants worked in a range of jobs. They adapted to the local area, often marrying people from other cultures. They made a significant contribution to the community, bringing aspects of Scottish culture.

In this presentation, research librarian Carolyn Skelton will tell some of the stories of New Zealand Scots in North Rodney, drawing on oral histories, and other material. The last half hour will be for questions, comments and discussion.

Brought to you by Warkworth Library, North Auckland Research Centre

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