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Waipū’s memorial to its Scottish pioneers (2nd of 6)

Waipū’s memorial to its Scottish pioneers

A memorial in the centre of Waipū which commemorates its settlement by Scots is topped by the Scottish lion rampant. In 1918 the oldest of the original pioneers still living in Waipū was photographed sitting on the monument’s base.

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John Wilson, 'Scots - 1853–1870: a surge of Scots', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1031/waipus-memorial-to-its-scottish-pioneers (accessed 9 April 2020)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015