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Waitangi Day blog challenge wrap-up

We put out a challenge to our family history community in celebration of Waitangi Day.

The challenge was to:
Write about:How different is our life from that of your early NZ ancestors? (settler or Maori) What stories can you tell us about their lives?  or
If you are first generation New Zealander or maybe a new Kiwi, perhaps you might like to tell us of your first impressions of New Zealand, and your experiences of settling in here; and how Kiwi traditions and culture differs from your own.  It followed the inspirational example led by our friends across the Tasman when Shelley of Twigs of Yore sent out an Australia Day blog challenge.

We were very pleased with the result, which saw eleven different people post their blogs. Some people posted about more than one of their ancestors!

The quality of the research was great, and people are obviously very passionate about their ancestors.

What impressed us the most was the interest that this raised.

Looking at the statistics of our Facebook p…