Got a story of a Scots
ancestor? Then do send it in for inclusion on these pages to Alastair McIntyre
Biographies of Scots in New Zealand
Around 500 biographies of Scots and Scots
descendant in New Zealand.
- Andrew Buchanan of Chingford 1807-1877
By Andrew Buchanan and Neal Harkness Buchanan
Ancestors and Children of James and Agnes Archibald (1789-1875)
Collier (coalmining) family of Scotland with descendants in USA, New
Zealand, Australia and around the world. History includes sources
- A Brief
Illustrated Biography of William Sutherland
(1838, Caithness, Scotland - 1895, Onehunga, New Zealand)
- Air Vice Marshal Sir Keith Park
"If any one man won the Battle of Britain, he did. I do not
believe it is realized how much that one man, with his leadership,
his calm judgement and his skill, did to save, not only this
country, but the world."
Dunedin proudly claims to be the
the most Scottish city in New Zealand. It's very name is Gaelic for
The abridged version of the
'Memorandum' of Elizabeth Millar PURDIE, wife of the Ship's Surgeon,
of the voyage of the MOOLTAN from Greenock, Scotland to Port
Chalmers, Otago. 1849.
- The Foundation
The story of the settlers who formed the Waipu community.
Highlanders of Waipu
by Gordon MacDonald 1928
Wight PURDIE. 1843-1927
Son of the Purdie's mentioned in Memorandum.
Was elected unopposed to a seat in the Provincial Council for
Former Aberdeen professional - who later became known as the father of
secondary school soccer in Christchurch.
- Joseph and Jessie
An account of the Herberts leaving
Scotland for New Zealand and what they did when they got there.
Scots "Down Under"
An account of the Scots in New Zealand.
Cullen's of New
An account of 2 brothers from Scotland.
- The Journal
of George Hepburn
On his voyage from Scotland to Otago in 1850 with extracts from his
letters written from Otago.
Descendant Brain Teaser, New Zealand
- Reminiscences of the Early Settlement of Dunedin and South Otago
Compiler and Editor John Wilson (1912)
Some web sites that may be useful for doing historical research.
Te Papa's NZ Scots exhibition
Around fifty per cent of
New Zealanders can claim some Scottish ancestry so Te Papa is
expecting lots of visitors to their latest exhibition.
Influence of my Scottish forebears in NZ
By Anne Stewart Ball
- Burns Plaque
"Riccarton House", Deans Bush, Christchurch New Zealand on the 25th
of January 2009 for the unveiling and dedication of a plaque,
commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns
and in memory of early Scottish pioneers who settled in our province
Highland Games and Tattoo
An article and pictures of this event in 2009
- Carnegie Free Library Thames NZ
Article by Anne Stewart Ball
In the forefront of the development of the hamlet of Whangarei into
a thriving town in the latter part of the 19th Century