Interested in the history of Scottish migration and the migrants’ community life and culture after arrival? Then come and join me to learn more.
Hokitika, 3 February 2016
Talk: ‘Scottish Migration to the West Coast’, followed by walk to Burns statue on Cass Square for a twilight poetry session
7pm, Carnegie Gallery, Hokitika Museum
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Dunedin, 7 February 2016
Talk: ‘Scottish Migration to New Zealand’
2pm, Auditorium, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum; click here for full details
Melbourne, 17 February 2016
Talk: ‘Beyond Kilts and Bagpipes: Scottish Associational Culture’
1pm, Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, Melbourne Museum, Carlton Gardens; click here for full details
Each talk has a distinct focus, paying attention to developments in the respective location, as well as the ‘bigger historical picture’. It would be great to see you at one of the events.
If you live in or near any of the places I will be visiting/travel through and are involved in a local Scottish society or would like to share your Scottish migration story for my new Digital Museum project, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In New Zealand I’ll be travelling through: Christchurch, Hokitika, Fox Glacier, Wanaka, and Dunedin on the South Island; and Wellington on the North Island.