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Waipū’s first settlers (6th of 6)

Waipū’s first settlers

The first Scottish settlers reached Waipū in 1854. Eight of the original settlers, all members of the MacKay and McKenzie families, were photographed several years later. From left to right, back row: Duncan McKenzie, Alexander MacKay, Jessie McKenzie, Daniel MacKay; front row: Duncan MacKay, Mrs W. McKenzie, Hector McKenzie, Emma MacKay.

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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