Canada has one of the world’s boldest and most recognisable flag.  Introducing it in the 1960s wasn’t without controversy, but the parliamentarian and former soldier John Matheson persevered.  Read more about him here.

On 23 June it is 101 years since the birth of Alan Turing, widely regarded as the father of computing.  An article in a new section on this website points out his Matheson connection.

The list of Matheson place names in New Zealand has grown, with addition of Mount Matheson in south Westland.


A group with Matheson connections gathered at the new National Library in Wellington on 22 June, to dip into the wealth of information available there.  You can read about this clan gathering here.

Our survey of Matheson place names in New Zealand has been expanded to include Mathieson place names: five roads/streets/avenues found so far.  Check them out here, with links to Google maps, and let us know if you find any more!


The committee of your clan society met in Auckland recently, and have planned improvements for the New Zealand branch which you can read about here. Please join the society; a modest subscription will help the branch foster Matheson connections in New Zealand.


Members in Wellington and nearby areas are warmly invited to a clan tour of the National Library on Saturday 22 June.  Join us in the ‘Home’ cafe from 10am, before starting a guided tour of the rich resources of the newly-refurbished National Library, including the Alexander Turnbull collection.  Details here.

Clan Matheson Society members from New Zealand gathered in Melbourne recently with for a weekend of activities with their Australian counterparts.  There’s a news item and photos of the gathering here.