Kōrero: Southland region

Glencoe memorial

Glencoe memorial

The Scottish roots of many Southlanders are recalled both by this memorial and by the name of Glencoe, a locality on SH96 between Mataura and Winton. At Glencoe in Scotland in 1692 many McDonalds were killed without warning by soldiers affiliated with a rival clan, the Campbells, in a frenzied but planned attack. The attack was justified on the grounds of the McDonalds’ purported disloyalty to the new King William, a Protestant who had driven the Catholic King James from Britain in 1688. The murderous action was widely condemned but the Crown shielded the perpetrators from punishment.

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Photograph by Jock Phillips

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Society and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/20134/glencoe-memorial (accessed 20 January 2020)

He kōrero nā David Grant, updated 25 May 2015