Adam Gibson Scott

#282, (18 Jun 1924 - 30 May 2001)
     Adam Gibson Scott was born on 18 Jun 1924 at Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1
He was the son of Neil Fairholm Scott and Mary Gardner Laird Simpson.

Adam immigrated on 23 Oct 1925 from Southampton via the "Remuera" to Auckland, New Zealand, with Neil Fairholm Scott

Remuera Sailed 23 Oct 1925 and arrived in Auckland 30 Nov 1925.

Ticket No A161, 3rd Class
SCOTT Neil, last address: PO Tannochside, Motor Driver, aged 24
SCOTT Mary, Housewife, aged 21
SCOTT Adam, aged 1

They were part of the assisted immigration scheme.

Adam was dressed up as Cupid when they crossed the equator.
Mary was pregnant with Isabel during the voyage and was not well.

They arrived in Auckland on the 30 Nov 1925 and being part of the 380 passengers heading for the South, which left by the two evening expresses.2,3

Adam was also in the "Auckland Star", New Zealand , newspaper

Settlers from Britain


A fine lot of new settlers for New Zealand arrived by the New Zealand Shipping Company's steamer Remuera this morning from London. There were about 500 people on board, of whom 287 were assisted by the Government under the immigration scheme. Probably a third of the newcomers are from Scotland. They are a good type of people on the ship, and the amount of money they changed showed that they had not come empty-handed. Auckland takes 94 of the total, Wellington 86, Dunedin 22, and Lyttelton 20. Mr V Mills, of the Immigration Department, was in charge of the arrangements for the reception of the newcomers, and as usual everything worked like clock-work. The people for the South are leaving this evening by special train.
Except for the first few days after leaving England the trip was made in fine weather, and the passengers thoroughly enjoyed the run. Captain Cameron, who is so well and favourably known in New Zealand ports, endeared himself to his passengers by the keen interest he took in their welfare. In addition to looking after their material comforts, the versatile captain gave three lectures - on Pitcairn, the Panama Canal and on New Zealand. His address on life in the new land was full of excellent advice. The ship's officers assisted as usual in helping to make the large number on board enjoy the trip. Concerts, dances and lectures were frequent, and an energetic sports committee carried through an excellent programme on the voyage.

The details of the assisted passengers among the new arrivals are as follow:

Dunedin: 6 Men; 10 Women; 6 children - Total of 22.4

Adam began Military Service bt 1939 - 1945 WW2 -NZ Navy, New Zealand ,

Served on board the ship HMNZS Leander during the Second World War. Has long Navy career, and has the status of Lieutenant-Commander.
Refer to book on Otago Sea Cadet Corps 1938-1988, re the training ships Waireka and Nimrod, in which Adam was very much involved.

Adam Gibson Scott married Mavis Phyllis Stewart, daughter of Robert James Stewart and Elizabeth Ann Evans, on 12 Nov 1947 at Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand .5

Adam died on 30 May 2001 at 111B Fitzroy Street, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , at age 76 years, 11 months and 12 days

Adam Gibson Scott
Suddenly at 4pm at home, aged 76
Born 18 June 1924, Motherwell Scotland
Lived in NZ 74yrs
Retired Company Manager
Parents: Mary Scott MS Gibson (sic) & Neil Fairholm Scott, Driver
Married to Mavis Phyllis Stewart, in Dunedin when aged 24.

Living children: F: 51, 49.6,7

Adam's cause of death on 30 May 2001 was from Cardiac Arrest Immediate
Ischaemic Heart Disease Years.

Adam was cremated on 5 Jun 2001 at Green Park Cemetery, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

Ashes to Soliders Plot Buried 16 May 2002.8

Adam and Mavis had 2 children, still living.

Father*Neil Fairholm Scott (22 Dec 1900 - 27 Jul 1962)
Mother*Mary Gardner Laird Simpson (26 Nov 1903 - 28 Apr 1929)

Family: Adam Gibson Scott and Mavis Phyllis Stewart


  1. [S18] Letter or email from unknown author (unknown author address) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Adam Scott in 1993.
  2. [S61] Passenger Lists, Shipping Records ), Britain: outbound passenger lists 1890 - 1960 "Remuera" pg 11 - via Hereinafter cited as Shipping Records.
  3. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Auckland Star, Vol LVI, Issue 283, 30 November 1925, Page 6 & 7. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  4. [S10] Newspaper Article, Auckland Star, Vol LVI, Issue 283, 30 November 1925, Page 8.
  5. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Folio No 16366. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  6. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  7. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: NZ Online Database: 2001/ 11639 DOB 18 June 1924.
  8. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Dunedin City Council Online Database: Ashes to Soldiers Plot 11 June 2001 and Buried 16 May 2002 Block 4A Plot 42. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.