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Waipū’s community (5th of 6)

Waipū’s community

A strong community spirit was one legacy of the predominantly Scottish settlement of Waipū. The features of this crowd (image at top), gathered in a large marquee for a community celebration, reveal how many of the early settlers were of Scottish descent. Several of the women are wearing dresses made of tartan.

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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/1034/waipus-community (accessed 4 July 2022)

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