This is the ship my great-great-great-grandparents arrived to New Zealand in, in February 1840, the same month the Treaty of Waitangi was signed.
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
They arrived at Port Nicholson (now known as Wellington) expecting an established settlement, and found the rugged hills and empty beaches.
Home was either back in Scotland on the other side of the world, or here. They chose here. You could say they didn't have much choice, but their choice was in their attitude.
Every day they inspire me to choose here. To choose now.