Story: Scots

The Cameron family of Mataura

The Cameron family of Mataura

An ‘invented’ Highland tradition of kilts, pipe bands, dancing and games defined Scottish identity in New Zealand. Kenneth Cameron founded New Zealand’s first civilian pipe band in Invercargill in 1896. A quarter of a century later his sons were upholding the family’s Scottish traditions.

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John Wilson, 'Scots - Scottish culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 March 2023)

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