News & Events

18 October 2016

Wellington Branch September meeting

Wellington Branch members enjoyed lunch at the Bridge Club on 5th September 2016. Carol Hurst spoke to them about early Wellington history
19 July 2016

National AGM held at Premier House, Wellington on 25th June 2016

Wellington Branch arranged and co-ordinated the National Annual General Meeting for N.Z. Founders at Premier House on Saturday the 25th of June. 
8 May 2015

175th Anniversary of the First Sailing of the "Blenheim" - August 2015

The Barque Blenheim set sail from Greenock, Scotland on the 25th of August 1840 with 197 Scots, most in family groups, arriving in Port Nicholson [Wellington] at Kaiwharawhara on the 27th of December 1840.


To mark this 175 years of settlement in New Zealand arrangements are in place to hold dinners In Auckland on the 22nd & Wanganui on the 25th of August to mark the Blenheim’s departure, and a picnic at Kaiwharawhara Park in Wellington on the 27th of December 2015 to mark the arrival.

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