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NORTH HARBOUR NEWS, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
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College of Appearance
has ugly side
Family links: Les Hewett is encouraging
people to come along to find out more
about their Johnston/e family history.
By LIZ WILLIS
The New Zealand Clan Johnston/e
Association holds its annual
meeting on May 4 from 11am till
4pm at St George's Church in
For details contact Dave Johnston
on 298 9297 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org or email Mr
Hewett at email@example.com.
Many people with a common surname
are linked to a history bathed in blood.
Among the ugly side of the Johnston
or Johnstone history in Scotland were
acts like setting fire to a church and
slaughtering those trying to escape.
They just thought it was their right
to go raiding, New Zealand Clan
Johnston/e Association commissioner
Les Hewett says.
People with links to the surname
Johnston or Johnstone from all over
New Zealand gather this May on the
North Shore for the first time.
Fighting between the Johnstones
and long-time foes the Maxwells cul-
minated with the last and bloodiest
Scottish battle, The Battle of Dryfe
Sands of 1593.
When King James VI of Scotland
became King of England in 1603 he
was determined to end the warring
Many of the clan were shipped to
Ulster in Northern Ireland, were
forced to fight for the army in Spain or
Ireland or threatened with relocation
to Virginia in the US.
Mr Hewett says some dropped the
t from their name to avoid punish-
The Clan Johnston/e Association
has about 120 members and hopes its
North Shore meeting will attract new
Mr Hewett, who is also genealogical
officer, encourages people to come
along to find out more about their fam-
Vast research tools and contacts in
New Zealand and overseas are put to
use, he says.
Double decker buses
will be taking to the
Northern Busway next
It was revealed in
Auckland Transport s
latest business report
to Auckland Council s
transport committee as
an effort to boost
spokesman Mark Han-
nan says the first double
decker buses are expec-
ted on the route some
time in March.
A trial for the buses
was reported last year.
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