Clan in NZ

With the change in Chieftainship, interest grew in forming a Clan Society in New Zealand. A group of supporters in Auckland had discussions and with the assistance of the Clan Davidson Associations in Australia and the UK, the Clan Davidson Society in New Zealand was formed in December 1998 and became an Incorporated Society in 2001.

The Society …
● Encourages and maintains interest in the Clan worldwide
● Preserves and promotes the traditions and history of the Clan and things Scottish
● Fosters a spirit of Clanship
● Represents the Clan at Highland Games and Scottish gatherings wherever possible.

From time to time an Honorary Life Membership is awarded to members who have given special service to Clan Davidson New Zealand. The following people have been recognised in this way.

2006 Merle Hyam, Auckland Foundation Member and Supporter
2007Jill Mutch, North Auckland Secretary/Newsletter Editor 1998-2003
2009Max Rawnsley, Auckland President 1998-2008
2011Milson & Marion Davidson Foundation Members and Supporters
2013 Maureen MacDonald, Lower Hutt Secretary/Newsletter 2004-2013
2017Stuart DavidsonPast President/BoP Clan Contact

Our members come from many parts of New Zealand and we encourage participation in local activities which enriches involvement with the Society. Our aim is to have clan contacts in the main areas to co-ordinate activities for the local members especially where highland games are held.

PresidentAlex Davidson, Upper Hutt
Vice-PresidentJill Mutch, Northland
SecretaryLorraine Dawson, Waiheke Island
TreasurerMaureen MacDonald, Lower Hutt
Deborah Clinton-Baker Masterton
Jay VenablesAuckland
Pam PanckhurstWest Melton
Ex Officio
Clan ChiefGrant Davidson, Auckland
Clan Genealogist Jay Venables, Auckland
Newsletter Max Rawnsley, Auckland – Editor
Anne Davidson, Hamilton - Compiler
Clan Contacts
Northland Jill Mutch, Waipu
Auckland Jay Venables, Auckland
Bay of Plenty/Waikato Vacant
Wellington Alex Davidson, Upper Hutt
Canterbury Barbara McIntosh, Ashburton
Southland Vacant
Hawke BayVacant