Every year in Waipu, on New Years Day, there is a Highland Games. More Scottish than the Scots, the descendants of the big migrations celebrate their scottishness with a festival of bagpipes, highland dancing, tossing the caber, throwing the wheatsheaf, etc. etc.
It’s also often a family reunion, as the family who have left come back for summer at the Beach, and to see each other. In 1933, on New Year’s Day, one such family reunion was celebrated in a photo.
Standing third from right is Willina Lang, matriarch of this particular family, with all of her eight children and their spouses and children (except for one spouse who took the photo).