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 […]
Category: Lang – Hilda Florence 1897-1985
Story written by Jennifer Lang The Aunts were my father’s Aunts on his father’s side. My grandfather was the third child of eight; six girls and two boys. When he was thirteen, in 1904, his father died, leaving my great grandmother with eight children aged from 18 down to 3 and the family sheep farm. The six girls, in order, were Elsie, who at 18, was already learning to be a nurse in Whangerei (about […]
This is Myra, Hilda, Annie and Elsie Lang (collectively known as ‘ the Aunts’) with Donna Finlayson (Lang) on her wedding day.