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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 15, Issue 2 (May 1, 1940.)


Delicate bloom of the New Zealand manuka.

Delicate bloom of the New Zealand manuka.

No more thrilling, fullblooded romance of pioneering will be celebrated in the centenary of New Zealand, and in particular the Auckland district, than that of the Nova Scotian settlement of the Waipu district. Unaided by any government or settlement company, and led by the minister they had followed from Scotland to Nova Scotia, to Australia and then to Auckland, they came in their hundreds by the ships they built, manned, officered and provisioned themselves. Not lightly has their effort been described as one of the greatest migrations in British history. To-day their descendants occupy honoured positions all over New Zealand, success not gained by influence or other unworthy uplift, but by the exercise of those sterling, honourable characteristics of the Highland Scot which bring their own reward.