Emigration – New Zealand

Intro here


Map of religious denomiations in New Zealand 2013
NZ Religious denominations created by Korakys. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.


[This could be the article from the journal, or an edited version – JM]

External links

Scots entry in Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Stories of homecoming: The incredible journey article in The Scotsman (2008)

Scottish Emigration Database from the University of Aberdeen

Online Books

[This section will need to be further divided and we might need to think about different formatting- JM]

    History of New Zealand
By G. W. Rusden (Second Edition) in 3 volumes (1895) and by Alfred Saunders in 2 volumes History of New Zealand
From the Arrival of Tasman in Golden Bay in 1642, to the second arrival of Sir George Grey in 1861 by Alfred Saunders (1896) in 3 volumes. The Life and Work of Richard John Seddon
Premier of New Zealand, 1893-1906 with a History of the Liberal Party in New Zealand by James Drummond (1907) (pdf) Biographies of Scots in New Zealand
Around 500 biographies of Scots and Scots descendant in New Zealand. Thistles And Ferns
The Memoirs of Bob Walker of Waipukurau, New Zealand. Andrew Buchanan of Chingford 1807-1877
By Andrew Buchanan and Neal Harkness Buchanan History, Ancestors and Children of James and Agnes Archibald (1789-1875)
Collier (coalmining) family of Scotland with descendants in USA, New Zealand, Australia and around the world. History includes sources and appendix.The City of Auckland, 1840-1920
Preceded by A Maori History of the Auckland Isthmus by George Graham and a Foreword by J. H. Gunson, C.M.G., C.B.E. Mayor of Auckland by John Barr, Chief Librarian (1922) (pdf) A Brief Illustrated Biography of William Sutherland
(1838, Caithness, Scotland – 1895, Onehunga, New Zealand) Air Vice Marshal Sir Keith Park
“If any one man won the Battle of Britain, he did. I do not believe it is realized how much that one man, with his leadership, his calm judgement and his skill, did to save, not only this country, but the world.”  Dunedin
Dunedin proudly claims to be the the most Scottish city in New Zealand. It’s very name is Gaelic for Edinburgh. Memorandum
The abridged version of the ‘Memorandum’ of Elizabeth Millar PURDIE, wife of the Ship’s Surgeon, of the voyage of the MOOLTAN from Greenock, Scotland to Port Chalmers, Otago. 1849. The Foundation of Waipu
The story of the settlers who formed the Waipu community. The Highlanders of Waipu
by Gordon MacDonald 1928 Henry Wight PURDIE. 1843-1927
Son of the Purdie’s mentioned in Memorandum. Thomas Dick
Was elected unopposed to a seat in the Provincial Council for Dunedin City. Jim Chalmers
Former Aberdeen professional – who later became known as the father of secondary school soccer in Christchurch. Joseph and Jessie Herbert
An account of the Herberts leaving Scotland for New Zealand and what they did when they got there. Scots “Down Under”
An account of the Scots in New Zealand. Cullen’s of New Zealand
An account of 2 brothers from Scotland. The Journal of George Hepburn
On his voyage from Scotland to Otago in 1850 with extracts from his letters written from Otago. Abercrombies
Descendant Brain Teaser, New Zealand Reminiscences of the Early Settlement of Dunedin and South Otago
Compiler and Editor John Wilson (1912) Some research facilities
Some web sites that may be useful for doing historical research. Te Papa’s NZ Scots exhibition
Around fifty per cent of New Zealanders can claim some Scottish ancestry so Te Papa is expecting lots of visitors to their latest exhibition. Scottish Influence of my Scottish forebears in NZ
By Anne Stewart Ball Burns Plaque
“Riccarton House”, Deans Bush, Christchurch New Zealand  on the 25th of January 2009 for the  unveiling and dedication of a  plaque, commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns and in memory of early Scottish pioneers who settled in our province “Canterbury”. Paeroa Highland Games and Tattoo
An article and pictures of this event in 2009 Carnegie Free Library Thames NZ
Article by Anne Stewart Ball Robert Reyburn
In the forefront of the development of the hamlet of Whangarei into a thriving town in the latter part of the 19th Century Scottish Society of New Zealand
Christchurch (pdf) William Gilchrist
A New Zealand Borderer New Zealand Journal
Volume 3 1842 and Volume 4 1843 Otakou
Early Days In and About Otago Harbour by Hannah M. Chapman-Cohen
Women in New Zealand
By John Christie
The Story of the Otago Church and Settlement
By Rev. C. Stuart Ross (1887) (pdf)
Sport in New Zealand
By Lieut.-Col. Montagu Cradock, C.B. (1904) (pdf)
A Handbook for Travellers in New Zealand
By F.W. Pennefather, LL.D. (1893) (pdf)
The Early History of New Zealand
Being a series of lectures delivered before the Otago Institute by Dr. T. M. Hocken (1914) (pdf)
Agriculture in New Zealand
Second Edition by the Hon. Robert Mcnab, Minister for Agriculture (1908) (pdf)

New Zealand and the War
by William Swainson (1862) (pdf)
New Zealand at the Front
Written and Illustrated in France by Men of the New Zealand Division (pdf)
New Zealand Settlers and Soldiers
Or A War in Taranaki; being Incidents in the Life of a Settler by the Rev. Thomas Gilbert (1861) (pdf)
Station Life in New Zealand
By Lady Barker (1886) (pdf)
Glimpses of Old New Zealand
Compiled and Edited by John Rawson Elder (1924) (pdf)
Historical Records of New Zealand
Edited by Robert McNab in 2 volumes (1908)
The Story of New Zealand
A History of New Zealand from the Earliest Times to the Present with special reference to the Polical, Industrial and Social development of the Island Comonwealth; includinf the Evolution Dating from 1870, the Political Revolution of 1890, the Causes and Consequences.and the General Movement of Events throughout the Four Periods of New Zealand History. By Prof. Frank Parsons, Ph.D. (1904) (pdf)
The Story of Christchurch, New Zealand
By Henry F. Wigram (1916) (pdf)
The Treaty of Waitangi
Or How New Zealand became a British colony by T. Lindsay Buick (1914) (pdf)
Old Manawatu
Or The Wild Days of the West by T. Lindsay Buick, J. P. (1903) (pdf)
An Old New Zealander
Or, Te Rauparaha, The Napolean of the South by T. Lindsay Buick (1911) (pdf)
Old Marlborough.
Or the Story of a Province by T. Lindsay Buick, J.P. (1900) (pdf)
Reminiscences of Twelve Months’ Service in New Zealand
As a Midshipman, during the late disturbances in that Colony by Lieut. H. F. McKillop, R.N. (1849) (pdf)
Colonial Experiences
Sketches of People and Places in the Province of Otago, New Zealand by Alexander Bathgate (1874) (pdf)
Up and Down
Fifty Years Colonial Experiences in Australia, California, New Zealand, India, China, and the South Pacific being the Life History of Capt. W. J. Barry written by himself (1879)
Colonial Experiences
Or, Incidents and Reminiscences of thirty-four years in New Zealand by An Old Colonist (1877) (pdf)