From Scotland to New Zealand: The Early Auckland Settlers

The Jane GiffordIn June 1842, two small ships departed Greenock on a voyage to the other side of the world. They were packed with emigrants from the Scottish lowlands tradesmen, labourers and former crofters bravely taking their families to a new life in a new land. Four months later, the Jane Gifford and Duchess of Argyle dropped anchor in the Waitemata Harbour, delivering the first organised groups of immigrants to the fledgling trading se