Wainui Settlers Church, Hibiscus Coast Presbyterian
Photo by Carolyn Skelton, 2018

Migration, enterprise and Scottish culture: Scots in Auckland's North

FreeAccessibleNorth Auckland

Thursday 11 October, 11am-12.30pm


Whangaparāoa Library

9 Main St, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparāoa

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Hear about and enjoy fascinating stories of the Scots who have made Auckland's north their home over the last 150 years.

In the 19th-century, immigrants and descendants came directly from Scotland or via other countries or parts of New Zealand. Many were very enterprising. Some started farming just south of Ōrewa; others came later to live in Auckland's northern areas.

20th-century residents of Scottish descent came from diverse rural and urban backgrounds, some keeping Scottish culture alive in local clubs.

In this presentation, research librarian Carolyn Skelton will tell stories of Scots in the Auckland's north, drawing on oral histories and other historical material. The last half-hour will be for questions, comments and discussion.

Brought to you by Auckland Libraries: Whangaparāoa Library, North Auckland Research Centre

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