I was born in New Zealand and my ancestors emigrated from the British Isles during the 19th Century. I am fascinated with how and why they did this. I intend this blog to convey some of the things I have learned about my English, Irish and Scottish ancestors, who became ‘pakeha’ in the eyes of Maori in Aotearoa.
The menu of Pakeha Ancestors comprises the surnames of my eight great-grandparents. Stories that are relevant to two or more of these families can be found in both menus.