Our Guest Speakers on Monday evening were Kath and Stan Hanson who deviated from the script of ‘In the Field’ somewhat and talked mainly instead about their ancestors who were the first Europeans to arrive in New Zealand and make a settlement in the ‘Bay of Islands’ at a time when the only other people about would have been Whalers and ‘Pirates’. As such, the first settlers were real pioneers having to start from scratch and with no way back to their original homeland if things got tough. If was a case of survive or perish. The settlement obviously grew as did the European Influence.
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