Old Colonists' Association Register manuscript images now online

We're very excited to announce that the images from the Old Colonists' Association Register are now available for viewing online!

Previously people have found reference to this valuable resource when using our Digital Library (or Family History eResources) and searching Index Auckland.

They've then been able to get copies of the actual images by either coming to Sir George Grey Special Collections,
or by emailing requests through using our "Ask a Librarian" or "Email it 2 Me" services.

Now you can find the image online for yourself, save it or print it out.

For those who don't know:
The Old Colonists' Association developed out of the reunion gatherings of those settlers who were passengers aboard the first two immigrant ships into Auckland - the Duchess of Argyle and the Jane Gifford. Membership was confined to colonists of fifty years' standing and their descendants.

It lists members of the association, including information relating to joining date, badge number, address at time of joining, when and where born, date of arrival in New Zealand, name of ship, and some miscellaneous remarks. It covers the period from 10 October 1919 to 16 November 1934.

It has a list of 13 early vessels with their arrival dates pasted on the register's front endpaper, covering the period 1840-1842.

So now, if you get a reference for the Old Colonists Association Register (NZMS 493) in our Index Auckland, you can go to our Manuscripts Online and search for "NZMS 493" for yourself. Open "full record" and click on the Images & PDF tab, then select the page range that you wish to view.

Very exciting for those researching their early New Zealand settlers!

Happy hunting!

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