Five Sisters of Kintail, Scotland - MacLennan homeland

Southern Alps near Fairlie

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Hamilton Caledonian Pipeband wears the MacLennan tartan

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Welcome to Clan MacLennan New Zealand. Our Clan genealogy pages for New Zealand have probably the best coverage of any region in the world – with roots going back to Scotland and elsewhere. The evidence for the work include official record citations, certificates, headstones and much more. We have good coverage of the McLennans who migrated from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to Waipu (and surrounds). Access to the on-line Clan database is available simply by joining the Clan association – please click on “Membership application” on this page.

We attend Highland Gatherings in different parts of NZ, our Facebook page is a place to connect with other Clan members.

A feature coming up will be the 2018 Highland Gathering in Inverness, Scotland.  Some NZ members have already indicated they plan to attend. To find out more, please click on the menu item.

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Our aims are to:

  • assist clanfolk to better understand their heritage and
  •  to assist each other to research family ancestors.


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Clan MacLennan Tartan & Crested Goods for sale:
Visit Ross McClennan’s Scots Corner:

Some New Zealand McLennans:

Professor Ian McLennan –

Chris McLennan Photography –

Edward Duncan McLennan – Killed at Gallipoli – see also Clan database record for Edward Duncan

Duncan McLennan and family memorials at Papakura – see also Clan database record for Duncan McLennan 1810-1898

Stewart Bell McLennan – see also Clan database record for Stewart Bell McLennan


Recent events:

28th January 2017 – 153rd Turakina Highland Games – come and meet us at our Clan tent. Join us in the Clans March at 12.30 am. (more at )

11th February 2017, 9am to 9pm – Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo – at the Paeroa Domain – come and meet us at our Clan tent (more at ) – join us in the Parade at 11.00 am.

30 January 2016 – 152nd Turakina Highland Games – come and meet us at our Clan tent (more at )

Clan MacLennan NZ

2 months 1 week ago

City of Rotorua band in action at Paeroa 2017

Clan MacLennan NZ

2 months 4 weeks ago

All Blacks haka in Spain

Congratulations to All Blacks on Spain's highest sporting award - Princess of Asturias - and perform haka.

Find out more about "Buck" Shelford clan connection at

Clan MacLennan NZ

3 months 3 weeks ago

Chris McLennan's post

Self portrait. DIY.
Me riding 'to work" with cameras in my trusty LowePro backpack. This is in my home territory, Queenstown, New Zealand with the Remarkable Mountain range behind. I set my camera up on my tripod, prefocused and then went around and rode into the image. I remotely fired the camera from the handlebar with my Hahnel remote.
Lowepro Trekker (in picture too)
Lowepro New Zealand

Clan MacLennan NZ

3 months 3 weeks ago

Hugh Dan's post

This weeks piece.

Clan MacLennan NZ

4 months 1 week ago

MacLennan Railway Station, Catlins, about 1915

Clan MacLennan NZ

4 months 3 weeks ago

Sheila Hepburn-MacLennan shared a photo of Clan group at The Royal Edinburgh Tattoo

Clan MacLennan NZ

5 months 3 days ago

In August 1991 descendants of Murdoch & Mary McLennan held a reunion at Pounawea - find more in Clan Genealogy database - ID number i4441 -

Clan MacLennan NZ

6 months 1 week ago

MacLennan township, Catlins, in 1924

Clan MacLennan NZ

6 months 2 weeks ago

George McLennan 1882-1939 from of Hukarere on the rugged west coast of NZ south island with his mother Ruth. His father, John McLennan, had been born in Killearnan parish, Ross-shire in 1830. After he had married Ruth Fairhall in 1881, he became a carter supplying the Blackwater and Alexander goldmining townships with general freight. He was later appointed Postmaster at Hukarere a position he held until he died in 1917, when his son Allan McLennan took over. John McLennan is ID number i4388 in our Clan database - Click: