Colour photo postcard of Tràigh Bhì / Travee, looking east from the Kenavara shore. Photographed by J H Rutter of Balemartine and printed in Inverness.
Photocopy of an academic paper ‘Dun Ara: a Norse-period harbour in Mull?’ by Dr James Petre, 2020. Explores the history of the site known as Dun Ara in Mishnish, north Mull. Comparisons are made with sites at Dun Mor Vaul, Kenavara and Milton, Tiree. A digital copy of the full article is held in An Iodhlann.
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Black and white photograph of members of the MacPhail family of Clachan, Cornaigmore, at a picnic with friends at Kenavara in summer 1936. The small building in the background is thought to be an artist’s studio.
Back row (L-R): Katie McEwan (nee MacInnes) with Anne MacEwan (now MacLean), Mrs Gillanders, Callum MacPhail (father – they had hired his lorry), Mary MacLean (Granny), Mary MacLean (dressmaker), Charlie & Katie Ferguson (nee MacWalters) with Iseabal Ferguson (now Thomson), Laban (blacksmith, Cornaigbeg), Cath MacPhail.
Front row (L-R): Alasdair Campbell (married Grace MacArthur, Tullymet), Iain MacLean, Iain Campbell (married Anne MacArthur), Mairi MacPhail (Gillanders) and daughter, Sheila MacLean (dressmaker), Catriona MacLean (Lal’s morther), Susie MacLean (Malcolm’s wife), Iseabal MacWalters, Mollie Barrow (now McKenzie-Pollock), Isabel MacPhail.
Colour-printed scans of documents from the Argyll Papers, Inveraray Castle, displayed in An Iodhlann during the ‘Written in the Landscape’ exhibtion, 2019:
1. Sketch of the set of Tiree attempting to show where tenancies of 4 Mail Lands are practicable, 22 March 1803. (Ref: Argyll Papers PFV 65/75)
2. Statement showing the number of tenants and cottars and the livestock held by them on the Island of Tiree in 1848. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/3035)
3. Plan of the farm of Kenavay in the island of Tirii now divided into thirteen farms nearly to four male lands each, surveyed and divided by George Langlands, 1802. (Ref: Argyll Papers PV19/04)
4. List of men levied in the Island of Tiree for the Regiment of Fencibles of Argyllshire, 1759. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/324)
5. Plan of encroachments made upon the Reef by the taxman of the farm of Balephetrish… [by George Langlands, ca 1802]. (Ref: Argyll Papers PV 19/08)
6. Roll of arrears for tenants in Tiree in 1764. (Ref: Argyll Papers PFV 65/32)
7. Account of cash expended by the Bailie of Tiree on recruiting for the West Fencibles, summer and harvest 1778. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/324)
8. Sales brochure for Tiree, 1904. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/2766)
9. Letter from MacDiarmid to the Duke dated 1884 regarding shebeening women. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/906/10)
10. Letter from MacQuarrie to Wylie dated 1876 regarding Flora Lamont of Balephuil selling whisky. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/907)
11. Letter dated 1847 from Lord Lorne to Lord Grey about those Tiree inhabitants who can and cannot afford to emigrate. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/1531)
12. Postcard showing Kenavara Point from Dun Hiader, undated. (Ref: Argyll Papers Acc 2016/01)
13. Letter dated 1806 from Malcolm McLaurine, Tiree, describing the progress of Langland’s survey of the island. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/401)
Printed scans from the register of the Royal Humane Society of London, 1869, showing the entry for Captain Archibald Brown, Mannal, and his crew who saved three of the crew of the ‘Maria & Fanny’ when it was stricken on rocks near Kenavara in August 1868. The Society awarded the Captain Brown the silver medal for bravery and his crew bronze medals. The crew were Neil Sinclair, Archibald MacLean snr, Archibald MacLean jnr, John Black, Duncan MacLean, Thomas Campbell and Archibald Brown.
Small copper coin known as a Copper Turner or Half Groat (two pence) from the reign of King Charles I 1625-1649. Found near Kenavara. About the size of a modern 1p coin.
Reverse: thistle with legend “NEMO ME IMPVNE LACESSET” – No one shall hurt me with impunity
Coloured photograph of the cliffs at Kenavara, 1941-43, taken by archaeologist George Holleyman FSA when he was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. Scanned from one of his hand-coloured glass lantern slides now held at An Iodhlann (see 2017.54.4).
Coloured photograph of ‘Ruined Temple, Kenavara’, 1941-43, taken by archaeologist George Holleyman FSA when he was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. Scanned from one of his hand-coloured glass lantern slides now held at An Iodhlann (see 2017.54.4). This is Saint Patrick’s Chapel with Travee (Balephuil Beach) beyond.