Associated People: Cameron, Senator Donald, Tiree (1901 - )


Booklet `Sìl an Eòrna – Children of the Barley` 2006

Booklet about the circumstances and fates of people who left Tiree en masse, sailing to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Patagonia and USA during the mid 1800s to early 1900s. Researched by Dr John Holliday for a summer exhibition at An Iodhlann.


Black and white photograph of Senator Donald Cameron.

Senator Donald Cameron was born in 1901 and spent his early days in Hong Kong, where his father, who came from Mull, worked in the naval dockyards. His mother was Marion MacFadyen from Croish in Caolas. In 1906 the family emigrated to Canada and bought a farm of 320 acres near Innisfail, Alberta. Donald won a scholarship to study Agriculture at the University of Alberta. He went onto become a lecturer in the Department and founded the Banff School of Fine Arts. After years as its Director, he was appointed to the Canadian Senate in 1955.