Digital copy of ‘The Early Years’, an autobiography by Captain Kenneth Norman MacKenzie, Baugh (1897-1951), Master of the ‘Discovery‘. Written during 1949-1951, Kenneth writes of his life on Tiree as a boy and his eventful career at sea. Includes an addendum written in 2018 by his son, Malcolm MacKenzie. The full text is available from An Iodhlann in pdf format.
Photocopies of (1) a cartoon and photographs from an Australian newspaper, 1930, featuring Captain Kenneth Norman MacKenzie (1897-1951), Master of the ‘Discovery’, and his crew depicted as penguins, (2) newspaper articles about the voyage of the ‘Discovery’, and (3) a family tree showing connections between Kenneth MacKenzie and MacFarlanes of Balinoe, MacKinnons of Vaul and MacKinnons of Balephetrish. Kenneth’s great-great-grandfather was William MacFarlane (1777-1863), tenant at Balinoe.
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Emailed information about Captain Kenneth MacKenzie, Baugh.
“Captain Kenneth Norman MacKenzie (1897-1951). His logs of the Discovery are at the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich. He was the Master of the Discovery on the Second BANZARE Voyage in 1930-1931. On the First BANZARE Voyage in 1929-1930 he was the First Officer. There is some material at the Dundee Heritage Trust site. Also have a look at the Australian Antarctic Data Centre re MacKenzie Bay. Images are online at the National Library of Australia site called Trove. Also there is good coverage in books on the Antarctic such as Winning of Australian Antarctica by Grenfell Price and The Voyages of the Discovery by Ann Savours”
Letters and genealogy relating to Kenneth Norman MacKenzie (1897-1951)
Letters from Malcolm MacKenzie, Greece, to Rev. Peter Williams, Balemartine, and Duncan Grant (An Iodhlann) asking for assistance in tracing his father`s (Kenneth Norman MacKenzie, Baugh, 1897-1951) Tiree family history, with information about the family. Kenneth MacKenzie was the grandson of Duncan MacFarlane, Heylipol, who became the Baptist Minister at Baugh in 1879. Kenneth became captain of Scott`s exploration ship `Discovery`.
Book “The Voyages of the Discovery”
Softback book about the history of Scott of the Antartic`s ship the “Discovery”. Tiree man Kenneth MacKenzie was appointed Chief Officer/First Mate of the Discovery for the first British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) in 1929. In 1930, he was promoted to Captain for the second BANZARE expedition. Text and photographs of Captain MacKenzie on pages 130, 134, 142.
Postcard photograph of the ship ‘Discovery’ berthed at Dundee, Scotland
Colour postcard showing Scott of the Antarctic`s ship ‘Discovery’ berthed at Dundee, Scotland in 2009. Tiree man Kenneth MacKenzie was appointed Chief Officer/First Mate of the Discovery for the first British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) in 1929. In 1930, he was promoted to Captain for the second BANZARE expedition. Kenneth (Coinneach a` Mhinisdair) was the grandson of Rev Duncan MacFarlane, the Baptist minister at the old Baptist manse in Baugh.