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Turakina Highland Games, 2007

Turakina Highland Games, 2007

Competitors, their families, neighbours and others of Scottish descent march in clan formation at the Turakina Highland Games in 2007. The patterns and colours of their tartan kilts, and the banners they are holding, identify the clans (equivalent to Māori tribes) with which they continue to affiliate. The games have been celebrated at Turakina, south of Whanganui, since 1864.

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Turakina Caledonian Society Inc.
Photograph by Gail Cawkwell

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Mark Derby, 'Migrant and refugee organisations - Early migrant organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 February 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018