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Hand-drawn map of Tiree showing the locations of 15 aerial photographs taken around the island in 1998 (see 2016.54.1~15). Areas covered are: Kirkapol, Vaul, Ruaig, Cornaigmore, Cornaigbeg, Kenovay, Balephetrish, Caoles, Salum, Kennavara, Hough, Balevullin, Middleton, Kilkenneth, Moss, Baugh, Balemartine, Balinoe, Scarinish, Heanish and Hynish.

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Collection of 26 photographic prints of the Sinclair family of Main Road, Balephuil, ca 1930-1970. The Sinclairs were on the donor’s father’s side of the family and include Johnsons and MacArthurs. His mother’s side of the family were MacKinnons of Adavale, Heanish. Seventeen of the photographs are accessioned separately as 2016.53.2~18.


Three original copies of Look and Learn magazine, 1967, containing an article about tea clippers ‘The Romance of the Clippers’, which includes reference to Captain Donald MacKinnon, Heanish, who sailed the ‘Taeping’ to victory in the Great China Tea Race of 1866. Accession includes an enlarged photocopy of the article.

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Large wooden chest thought to belong to Captain Donald MacKinnon, Heanish, captain of the tea clipper ‘Taeping’, which sailed to victory in the Great Tea China Tea Race of 1866. Includes a note describing the link between the chest’s current owners, Mr & Mrs Brian Young, and the Captain. Brian Young’s mother, Irene MacKinnon Roxburgh, was a descendent of Captain Angus Lamont and Effie MacKinnon, who was Donald MacKinnon’s sister.



Photocopied newspaper article from the Oban Times (Thu 3 May 2012) about an exhibition held in An Iodhlann in May 2012 to celebrate Tiree’s famous seamen including Captain Donald MacKinnon, Heanish (1827-1867), who won the Great China Tea Race from Foo Chow to London in 1866.

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CD and printed lyrics for a song ‘The Donald MacKinnon Story’ by Mavis Ellen Jackson and Robert Bray, 2012. The song recalls the Great China Tea Race of 1866, in which Captain Donald MacKinnon of Heanish (1827-1867), sailed his tea clipper ‘Taeping’ to victory.

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PowerPoint presentation about Captain Donald MacKinnon, Heanish (1827-1867), who captained the winning tea clipper ‘Taeping’ to victory in the Great China Tea Race of 1866. Used to illustrate a talk given on Tiree in 2012 by Lloyd Pitcher, an Australian descendent. Includes biographical and genealogical information.