Migrations: Journeys in Time and Place

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Bridget Williams Books, 2013 - History - 248 pages
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In 1853 Catherine McLeod and her family abandoned their small croft on the coast of Scotland and sailed for Tasmania. In 1884 Charles Murray left Aberdeenshire to become a missionary in the Pacific.

In Migrations, Rod Edmond follows the journeys of these two great-grandparents, from a cluster of ruined crofts to the village of Ambrym, arriving finally in New Zealand.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
1
Murray Family Tree
4
McLeod Family Tree
5
Introduction
6
St Fergus
19
Aberdeen
34
Ullapool
49
Ambrym I
81
Tasmania
157
New Zealand
179
Afterlives
207
Returning
215
Sources
233
Index
240
_GoBack
248
Copyright

Ambrym II
118

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About the author (2013)

Rod was born in Hamilton, New Zealand, and educated at Victoria University and Merton College Oxford. Most of his academic career was spent at the University of Kent in England where he became Professor of Modern Literature and Cultural History and was several times head of department. He retired in 2009. His main academic fields have been in Victorian and Postcolonial writing and the history and literature of empire.

His books include Affairs of the Hearth: Victorian Poetry and Domestic Narrative (Routledge, 1988), Representing the South Pacific: Colonial Discourse from Cook to Gauguin (Cambridge University Press, 1997), Islands in History and Representation, co-edited with Vanessa Smith (Routledge, 2003) and Leprosy and Empire: A Medical and Cultural History (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

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