Addresses & Links
The Danish Society, Hamilton
A small club that runs an
active program for Danes and Danish descendants in the Waikato
region. A newsletter is sent regularly to members, and
occasionally there are excursions to different places around the
Waikato, visiting places or homes of members etc...
Now have their own web-site ( Hamilton web-site )
The Danish Society, Auckland.
The Danish Society, Hamilton enjoys good rapport with the Danish Society, Auckland which has their own building in Penrose. This is a great asset for use by all Danes that care to join in with the Danish Society, Auckland functions. It has a very fine Danish Beech dance floor, specially sprung for dancing. The Auckland Society has another property, Valhalla" near the marine reserve at Leigh, north-east of Warkworth. Members of The Danish Society, Hamilton can also book this for family and group use. ( Auckland web-site )
|Festivals. The various traditional Danish festivals are always an excuse for a get together in the Waikato and we can also join in with the Danish festivities held in Auckland.|
|13000 miles from Europe,
1200 miles to the east of Australia
across the Tasman Sea.
|Ny Zjaelland / New Zealand|
Hamilton Danish Society.
NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Denmark (for diplomatic addresses)
Manawatu Scandinavian Club & Wellington Scandinavian Club (Good for info' and links)
Scandinavian Links in Australasia
Scandinavian Association of South Australia
Click on the Online Magazine for Danes abroad.
Royal Danish Consulate General, P O Box 619, Auckland 1.
- Ph (09) 537 3099 Fax (09) 537 3067 www.danishconsulatesnz.org.nz
The Trade Commission of Denmark, 7th Floor Harbour View Bldg., 152 Quay St., Auckland.
- Ph (09) 379 3119 fax (09) 307 5207.
The Lutheran Church in Auckland, 1 Harris Road, Mt.Wellington, Auckland. Ph (09) 579 4490
Den Danske Forening, The Danish Society Inc. Auckland.
- P O Box 12-279, Penrose, Auckland.
- Danish House, 6 Rockridge Ave, Penrose, Auckland. Ph (09) 580 3103
Scandinavian Gathering in New Zealand.
The Scandinavian Club of the Manawatu, P O Box 84, Palmerston North.
This is a successful regular event. Start your planning for the next one.
Manawatu Scandinavian Club & Wellington Scandinavian Club
For anyone with a general Danish,
Viking, Scandinavian interest.
The following is for your information and does not constitute an official Danish Society, Hamilton activity.
The Longships A
project and Links to other sites.
Did Vikings only wander around the North Atlantic, the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the English Channel and Bay of Biscay, and the major European rivers, the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea ?
Think again. Perhaps you should visit "The Last Viking" web pages!
Wouldn't it be great to see one or more Viking Long Ships on the Waitemata harbour and Hauraki Gulf? I have read where the Dragon ships could sail faster than the wind - just like they claim for the large America's Cup yachts!
Perhaps Viking Ship enthusiasts in Denmark, Norway, Britain and the USA could be enticed to sail (or be transported) to New Zealand and so prove something quite historically significant! (read the link page). There is sufficient information to suggest that Viking ships voyaged to NZ around the 11th century or so.
If you have some spare cash (won Lotto?), or know how to get it! Or have the expertise or interest and would like to be involved with such a project. Contact "Vikingskibe" The project is still just a dream, though ideas and some drawings with data and information has been accumulated. If you feel you have useful information, or can contribute/participate in any way, please let us know. The concept was to build a ship of trailer sailer size for ease of transporting it from coastline to lake ro river. Hamilton, though an inland city astride a navigable river, is still over an hour by road from main ports and local lakes are part of a hydro-electric lake system. Therefore a modern 4WD with a sturdy boat-trailer should prove a much easier way of getting to the main sailing locations.
The New Land of Seals(?)
New Zealand : Ny Zjaelland?
|Web-master: "The Celtic Viking". Page sponsored and hosted by Mitchell Kilt Hire and Wedding Pipers|
|Do call back later to see what calendars and other information may have been added to this page.|
Maintained by B.Mitchell. Upd.05/10/2008