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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group-The Scottish settlers of the barque Blenheim
August 28 All day
In December 1840 around 200 Scottish settlers, mostly from Lochaber and Skye, with a contingent from Paisley and Glasgow, landed at Kaiwharawhara (established the first Scottish settlement in New Zealand there) from where they spread throughout the country. For the 175th Anniversary (of the arrival in 2015) NZ writer Hugh McPhail (a descendant) researched the lives of these Blenheim people and will tell us some of their stories at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay (between Bunny and Whitmore Sts); entrance door from Bunny St. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com