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.
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.