Search just our sites by using our customised search engine

Unique Cottages | Electric Scotland's Classified Directory

Click here to get a Printer Friendly PageSmiley

New Zealand
Scottish Historical Connections

New Zealand

Got a story of a Scots ancestor?  Then do send it in for inclusion on these pages

New Zealand (South Island) - 2014

New Zealand (North Island) - 2014

Discovery Channel - Ultimate Journeys - New Zealand

Dunedin Vacation Travel Guide

The Lowland Clearances and the Scottish Exodus to New Zealand

Explore New Zealand in this in-depth adventure documentary
This is an adventure movie shot in a spectral and exotic South Pacific island nation by Rick Howard. Located about a thousand miles off the south east coast of Australia, New Zealand consists of two large islands named North Island and South Island. This story begins in the beautiful sea front city of Auckland on North Island. This is New Zealand's largest city though not it's capital, and Rick soon discovered that the best way to see New Zealand was by road, so he rented both cars and motorcycles and drove, or road, all over this country. From Auckland we'll drive north to the places in New Zealand that were first settled by the British in the nineteenth century. In the Bay of Islands the British established their first town, Russell, where New Zealand's first church, Christ's Church, still stands. In another place here named Waitangi, the first treaty was signed between the British crown and the powerful Maori chiefs of New Zealand. We'll visit the under water world here, scuba diving with Rick, then we will go beneath the waves again at Underwater World an aquatic park near Auckland. Then we'll travel south east to Rotarua, New Zealand's volcanic area. Much like Yellow Stone National Park in the USA. At Rotarua gazers erupt regularly, mud pools bubble and mother nature shows off her most vivid natural colors in our world. Continuing south we'll visit the town of Gisbon where Captain Cook first landed on New Zealand. In the interior of North Island we'll see expert rafters challenging the violent river rapids and then to the west coast to see Mt. Fggmont, New Zealand's most perfectly cone shaped volcano. Then all the way south to Wellington, New Zealand's capital city on the southern tip of North Island. From here we'll take the large ferry south across Cook Straights to South Island. First on South Island, we'll visit Abel Tasman National Park. Here a water taxi dropped Rick off on beautiful beaches to explore and then the amazing rock formations known as the Pancake Rocks of Punikiki. Along the west coast of South Island are the Southern Alps. The high peaks of this mountain range are covered with snow all year around. From the city of Christ Church, we'll take a aide on a legendary train, the Trans Alpine express, across

The Southern alps to the west coast of South Island. Another even more exciting was to see the Southern Alps is by helicopter. We'll fly with Rick very close to jagged ice formations before landing on Fox Glacier. On this seemingly endless field of ice, it looks and feels like you're on top of the world. Then to the Waiatoto River for a thrilling jet boat ride. This fast little boat speeds so closely by the huge rocks and logs in this river that the people who are watching this scene will have to remind themselves to breathe. Finally Rick will take us to the town of Mt. Munganui for the best surfing Rick has ever filmed anywhere in the world. The surfing is then followed by the most thrilling scene in this movie. On a tiny flying machine called an aultralight, a daredevil pilot named Troy takes Rick and his movie camera on a hair raising ride at a hundred miles per hour only a few feet above the a beach and breaking waves, and then up to three thousand feet flying in and out of big white clouds over the sea and town of Mt. Munganui. This scene concludes this movie in the most beautiful country that Rick Howard has ever visited and filmed in THE REAL WORLD OF NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand Journal
Volume 3 1842 and Volume 4 1843

Early Days In and About Otago Harbour by Hannah M. Chapman-Cohen
Women in New Zealand
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)
Rev. James Lymburn
The Minister in charge of the Martinborough Presbyterian Church, N.Z.
New Zealand Dominion Museum
A. Hamilton, Director, Bulletin No. 2, Fishing and Sea-Foods of the Ancient Maori by the Director (1908) (pdf)
The Conversion of the Maoris
By the Rev. Donald MacDougall, B. D. (1899) (pdf)

Return to our New Zealand Page


This comment system requires you to be logged in through either a Disqus account or an account you already have with Google, Twitter, Facebook or Yahoo. In the event you don't have an account with any of these companies then you can create an account with Disqus. All comments are moderated so they won't display until the moderator has approved your comment.

comments powered by Disqus