Jemima Deerness, Aged 21, 1864. Evan Algie collection, Arcadia House, Algies Bay

Jemima's journey

AccessibleFamily activitiesSouth Auckland

Sunday 6 and 27 October, 11am-4pm


Pukekohe East Church

95 Runciman Road, Pukekohe

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Event details

Jemima Deerness arrived in Pukekohe East after a seven month voyage from Scotland's outer islands.

She was the only girl in the settlement and became known as 'The Pukekohe Girl'.

One of Jemima's descendants will tell the story of her journey, arrival and interaction with the locals. Descendants of other settlers will tell their stories too.

The story of Jemima's childhood will be very interesting to children.

Brought to you by Pukekohe East Church Preservation Society Inc.

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