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.
Various photographs and information about Tiree ancestors of Gordon McConnell, New Zealand
Various photographs and information printed from ancestry websites regarding the Tiree ancestors of Gordon McConnell of New Zealand. Includes: Donald MacLean (his uncle, drowned Bay of Biscay 1928), Hector MacLean, Kenovay (1858-1929, Tobermory), Mary MacLean (b. 1906 Tobermory, d 1983 Wales), Hugh MacKinnon, New Zealand (1916-1943), Charles MacLean, West Lothian (d 1941 France), John McConnell (b. 1903, Mary MacLean`s husband), Margaret MacLean, Ardbeg (b. ca 1860). (individual photos not high enough quality to accession separately)
Green hardback dissertation about the family of Sir Donald MacLean who emigrated from Kilmoluaig to New Zealand in 1839, becoming a major landowner at Maraekakaho and government minister for Maori Affairs.
Photograph of Dugald MacDonald, Neil MacArthur and Dugald MacArthur at Balemartine ca. 1973
Colour photograph of L-R: Dugald MacDonald (Dughall Eachainn `ic Chaluim) who owned a hotel in Dunedin, New Zealand, Neil MacArthur (Niall Ruaddh), who had a shop in Balemartine, and Dugald MacArthur (Dughall an taillear), tailor in Balemartine. Taken in front of Neil`s shop around 1973. Dugald MacArthur brought up boarded-out boy John Fletcher, Mull View, Balemartine.
Information about the MacKinnons of Balinoe and Balemartine (1820-1924)
Information about the MacKinnon family of Balinoe and Balemartine from around 1820, when John MacKinnon `Iain Tuathanach/John the Farmer` was born, through 1924 when his grandson, Donald MacKinnon and family emigrated to New Zealand, to 2010. Compiled by Calum MacKinnon of Seattle, USA, in 2011.
Book about the family of Alexander McLean of Cornaigbeg (b.1809, d. 1885). Five of his 13 children and their children lived on the Maraekakaho property in New Zealand. Alexander`s first wife Catherine McLean, Kenovay, died after her 6th child (the drunk doctor set fire to her bed!). His second wife Flora MacKinnon, Baugh, bore him another 7 children. Includes pull-out A3 map of old Tiree.
Photograph of `Doonside` the original home of Sir Donald MacLean, New Zealand and Kilmoluaig, 1850s
Sepia photograph of `Doonside` the original home of Sir Donald MacLean, at Maraekakako, near Napier, New Zealand. Probably taken in the late 1850s. Donald MacLean emigrated from Kilmoluaig to New Zealand in 1838, estabilishing a farm at Maraekakako and eventually becoming Minister for Native Affairs and Minister of Defence (see book 2009.84.3 “The best man who ever served the crown?”). The house was built by him but was subsequently destroyed by fire. It was replaced by the present building known as `The Cottage` (see photo 2010.20.2 ; M199).
Photograph of `The Cottage`, home of Sir Donald MacLean, New Zealand and Kilmoluaig, 2004
Colour photograph of `The Cottage`, home of Sir Donald MacLean at Maraekakako, near Napier, New Zealand that was built in the 1860s to replace his former house `Doonside` that was destroyed by fire (see photo M198). Donald MacLean emigrated from Kilmoluaig to New Zealand in 1838, estabilishing a farm at Maraekakako and eventually becoming Minister for Native Affairs and Minister of Defense (see book 2009.84.3 “The best man who ever served the crown?”). The photograph was taken in 2004/5 by Alan Scarfe who included it in his MA History thesis about Douglas MacLean (son of Sir Donald) for Massey University.
Book “The best man who ever served the crown? – A life of Donald MacLean”
Softback book “The best man who ever served the crown? – A life of Donald MacLean”. Biography of one of the key players in 19th century land dealings in New Zealand. Sir Donald MacLean was born on Tiree in 1820, moved to NZ in 1840, and became Sub-Protector of Aboriginies in 1844.