150 years of Pollok settlement

Last week I visited Auckland to attend the 150th anniversary of Pollok settlement on the Awhitu peninsular to the south-west of Auckland.  My 3 x great uncle Robert Scouler with his second wife, Mary McWatt and their children travelled to Auckland on board the Ganges in 1863.  Luckily an account of their journey survives that was written by on the of the cabin passengers, David Buchanan.  The Scoulers were in the steerage cabin.

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