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A Waipū store, 1917 (3rd of 6)

A Waipū store, 1917

By the early 20th century a number of non-Scots settlers had diluted the almost entirely Scottish character of early Waipū. The township had come to look like any other New Zealand country settlement, but the Scots of Waipū still clung strongly to their origins.

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John Wilson, 'Scots - 1853–1870: a surge of Scots', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

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