Story: Scots

Cave Memorial Church, South Canterbury

Cave Memorial Church, South Canterbury

Highland shepherds and farmers who came to New Zealand in the 1860s and 1870s made the sheep runs of the Mackenzie Country their own. The Scottish presence in the South Island high country is commemorated at the memorial church at Cave, where a Scottish family, the Burnetts, owned land.

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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