Some 800 Scottish settlers made their home at Waipū from 1854, bringing with them precious mementoes such as this book of Highland music. Their leader, Norman McLeod, was both charismatic and fanatical, preaching hellfire and demanding subservience from his followers. Listen to a descendant of one of the settlers describe her grandfather's experience of McLeod’s strict rules.
Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Spectrum 235 – the little place on the way/Reference number CDR984).
Using this item
Waipū Heritage Centre
Photograph by Shirley Williams
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.