Chat around the Fire

The Davidson Foundry family

Shona McLean, a Coaster, was born in Hokitika and is part of the large Davidson Foundry family.

The Davidsons were a pioneer family that helped build the trains and plant needed for the development of the Coast and the country at large.

Shona now lives in Nelson but she retains close links to home.

We catch up with her and learn about some of the history of her family and the part they played on the West Coast:

The Davidson Foundry family