Black and white photograph of the school at Maraekakho in New Zealand.
The station school at Maraekakho in New Zealand.
Black and white photograph of oat stooks at Maraekakho in New Zealand.
Stooking oats at the MacPhee`s at Maraekakho Station in New Zealand. L-R: Bill MacPhee (Annie MacKinnon`s husband); Annie`s brother Hugh with unknown child; Bill`s father John MacPhee; Hugh and Annie`s father Donald MacKinnon; Tony Player.
Black and white photograph of hay makers in New Zealand.
Haymaking at Valley Road, Maraekakaho in New Zealland. L-R: (back) Mostin Toogood, Alexander Campbell, Jim Isaacson, Bert Martin, Tom McKenna, Les Donovan, H. Alderton, Jimmy Logan, (front) Donald Carswell, George Vallance, John MacPhee, Donald MacKinnon.
Paperback book `The best man who ever served the crown?` by Ray Fargher.
The life of Sir Donald MacLean of Kilmoluaig and New Zealand.
Photograph of Maraekakaho station at Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand.
Courtesy of Mrs Ann MacPhee
Born in Kilmoluaig in 1820, Donald MacLean emigrated from Tiree aged eighteen. After a brief stay in Australia he moved to New Zealand where he became a fluent Maori speaker. The colony’s governor made him Protector of the Maoris around New Plymouth.
In 1844 he successfully defused a confrontation between Maoris and British settlers over disputed land. He travelled hundreds of miles on foot through scrub and along the coast by canoe, negotiating land sales and calming the simmering feuds between Maori tribes.
He bought 30,000 acres of rough land at Hawke’s Bay in 1855 where he established Maraekakaho station. In 1869 he became Minister of Native Affairs and also Minister of Defence. After his death in 1877, an old Maori chief wrote that MacLean had ‘spread the sleeping mat of peace for the tribes of the island.’
Black and white photograph of Mararekakaho station.
Mararekakaho station at Hawke`s Bay, New Zealand, established by Sir Donald MacLean.
Photocopy of two poems in English by Hector Smith.
Two poems in English by Hector Smith about Tiree. The second one was written in 1960 when he returned to Tiree for a visit after he retired from work.
Copied photograph of Flora MacDonald Coghill nee Kennedy around 1871 in New Zealand.
Flora MacDonald Coghill née Kennedy, the daughter of Hugh Kennedy and Jessie MacDonald of Sleat, Skye holding her son Robert, born in 1870, in Watahuna, New Zealand. Flora was born in Tiree in 1852 or 1853, married Robert Coghill in 1868 and died in Dunedin in 1923. (Copy of original photo from donor and view of New Zealand in Filing Cabinet 9 drawer 1)
Copied transcription of a letter dated 28/8/1905 to Jessie Coghill of New Zealand from her cousin Jenny in Balemartine.
Copied transcription of a letter dated 28/8/1905 to Jessie Coghill of New Zealand (probably the daughter of Flora MacDonald Kennedy) from her cousin Jenny in Balemartine with family news.