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TITLE
Hardships Endured by the First Highland Emigrants to Nova Scotia
EXTERNAL ID
AB_HIGHLANDERS_ON_THE_MOVE_20
DATE OF RECORDING
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Alexander Mackenzie
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
40933
KEYWORDS
audios
emigration

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This extract is from 'The History of the Highland Clearances' by Alexander Mackenzie, first published in 1883.

The extract is read by Morag MacNeill.

'They crowded on the deck to take stock of their future home, and their hearts sank within them. They were landed without the provisions promised, without shelter of any kind, and were only able by the aid of those few before them, to erect camps of the rudest and most primitive description, to shelter their wives and their children from the elements. ...Many of them sat down in the forest and wept bitterly.'

This audio was produced for the schools' resource package, 'Highlanders on the Move', Am Baile's contribution to Homecoming Scotland 2009.

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Hardships Endured by the First Highland Emigrants to Nova Scotia

2000s

audios; emigration;

Am Baile

Am Baile: Highlanders on the Move

This extract is from 'The History of the Highland Clearances' by Alexander Mackenzie, first published in 1883.<br /> <br /> The extract is read by Morag MacNeill.<br /> <br /> 'They crowded on the deck to take stock of their future home, and their hearts sank within them. They were landed without the provisions promised, without shelter of any kind, and were only able by the aid of those few before them, to erect camps of the rudest and most primitive description, to shelter their wives and their children from the elements. ...Many of them sat down in the forest and wept bitterly.'<br /> <br /> This audio was produced for the schools' resource package, 'Highlanders on the Move', Am Baile's contribution to Homecoming Scotland 2009.